Here we are again, it's Sunday and time for another stitch at Sunday Stitch School.
A couple of weeks ago when I searched the web for information on the Figure-Eight Knot Stitch I came by the site of Sidney Eileen. She makes fantastic corsets and hand sewn medieval garments. On her tutorial page of Basic Hand Stitching she shows how to secure the thread at the end of stitching. Check it out here.
It made me think - why can this method not be used as a 'Knotted Running Stitch'? As far as I know there is no stitch called 'Knotted Running Stitch', so I will use this name for today's stitch.
If you have seen this stitch before and know its official name, please leave a comment below.
First you make a line of Running Stitches, and start the return journey by knotting each stitch with a 'mirrored S'. Like this:
Insert the needle under the last Running Stitch without biting any of the fabric.
I hope you will enjoy this stitch as much as I have.
A word of warning, though, this line is made up of real KNOTS and it is hard to undo any mistake so, pay attention and keep the tension even.
SSS Reference Chart
Linen even weave