Crafts from ancient times give relaxation in our present time

The Oslo stitch

You can see the oslo stich on the photo it is 1 loop around your thumb and 1 loop behind your thumb. The oslo stitch is often the first stitch that is learned with needlebinding.


The oslo stitch is a very beautiful stitch, has a nice pattern and the inside and the outside are very similar the woolen fabric feels soft and supple.

The Fåberg stitch


The fäberg stitch was created because i put one extra loop around my thumb during the oslo stitch to see if it will work. It became a beautiful stitch and easy to make. This fabric was again a lot denser and thicker and the stitch was also a bit wider than the oslo stitch.

The Finnish stitch


The finnish stitch comes from Finland. The addition 2+2 means: two stitches around your thumb and two stitches behind your thumb. The stitch is narrower than the Fäberg stitch and the stitch is very compact and dense in structure. With this stitch you can still fast needlebinding despite having to pick up 2 stitches behind your thumb. The fabric is strong, slitghtly flexible and almost windproof.

The Korgen stitch


The korgen stitch is 1 loop around your thumb and two loops behind your thumb and F1 as connection stitch. The stitch is denser and thicker than the oslo stitch.

The Mammen stitch


The Mammen stitch is 1 loop around your thumb and 2 loops behind your thumb. With the mammen stich you use the F2 connection. The connection stitch F2 ensure that the fabric becomes denser, thicker and stronger.

The broden stitch


With the Broden stitch you have 1 loop around your thumb and 3 behind your thumb. Multiple loops behind your thumb makes the needlework a lot thicker and also denser in structure. The fabric is almost 1 cm thick and if you make a hat of it it’s very warm. 🙂

The next video is about the York stitch, a very big loose and stretch stitch.

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