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.

Eskimo lace edging embroidered with pink and green thread

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:

You will find an extensive list of embroidery stitches from this stitch group in the article “Running stitch and its variations” on this Blog.

Video tutorial

If you are a visual learner, watch a video tutorial below or on the Practical Embroidery YouTube channel. In this video, you’ll find easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that will have you creating the Eskimo Lace Ending like a pro in no time.

What’s next?

If you’re in the mood to explore more hand embroidery stitches, check out the Stitches and Techniques page for the list of other fantastic stitches available on my blog. From timeless classics to modern twists, a whole world of stitches is waiting for you to explore and master. So, grab your hoop and needle, and let’s stitch our way to creative bliss!

Need More Guidance?

The top 10 hand embroidery stitches to learn is a free online course created for beginners.

White sashiko stitches on purple fabric