Eskimo lace ending embroidery stitch

Eskimo lace ending

Eskimo lace ending stitch is a decorative variation of the Running stitch. This hand embroidery stitch is made in two steps. First, we embroider a simple running stitch, and the second step – is lacing. The stitches in the second row under the running stitches form the loops that are laced under the running stitches. 

Other names of the stitch

Eskimo lace ending is also called Eskimo stitch and Laced edging.

Applications of the stitch and embroidery Tips

Eskimo lace ending is excellent for borders. It creates a decorative edging of textile houseware or garments. The Eskimo stitch would look great in border designs or as a decorative motif on the seams. 

We can use the same color both for running stitches and for lacing. Also, we can use contrasting colors to create a beautiful decorative border design. 

Some additional tips:

  • Make all the running stitches the same length, so the final ornament is symmetric and fluid.
  • Different sizes of the running stitches will create different patterns – play with them.

More variations of the Running stitch:

  • Stepped running stitch
  • Looped running stitch
  • Fairy lights stitch

Video tutorial

Watch a video tutorial below and learn how to embroider the Eskimo laced ending stitch.

What's next?

Looking for some other stitch? Head to this blog’s Stitches and Techniques part and choose the stitch you want to learn!

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