Ermine stitch

The ermine stitch. The ermine stitch.

The ermine stitch is used to fill areas and is worked by making a vertical straight stitch followed by a cross created across the vertical stitch, just above the base, making a sort of six-pointed star with three long arms on top and three short arms at the bottom.


  • CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 59.
  • EATON, Jan (1986). The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia, Twickenham: Hamlyn Publishing, pp. 93, 95.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 26 January 2017).


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