The technique

Under here you wil find a description of the Oslostich.
For the nalbinding I do, this is the base stich. Other stiches like Mammen, Asle a.o. are based on this Oslostich.

Step 1

Drive your thread through the eye of the needle. Make sure that your thread is not to long, because it will get tangled (you have to pull through your intire thread)

nalbinding1_01Step 2

At the other side ov the needle you make a loop as big as a marble by making a simple knot.

nalbinding1_02Step 3

Take the loop between thumb and indexfinger. Try to keep you needle on the left side. I usualy wind The other end of the thread around my little finger to keep it out of the way.

nalbinding1_03Step 4

Now make a new loop around you thumb and make sure the needle ends at the same place as before. Now you have two loops. One around your thumb #1(horizontal on the foto) and one behind your thumb #2(vertical on the photo).

Step 1 ~ 3
To summarize the above, the movie below.

nalbinding2_01Step 5

Take your needle, go over the first loop(#1).

nalbinding2_02Step 6

Take the needle over your thumb and stick it under the second loop(#2).

nalbinding2_03Step 7

Turn the needle around, now facing towards you. The needle automatically goes #2.

nalbinding2_05Step 8

Move the needle towards you and let the needle go under #1. When you pay attention, you’ll see you have made a third loop(#3). Push the needle futher so it goes under #3.

nalbinding2_04Step 9

Try to keep#1 and #2 in place with your thumb and indexfinger, wile pulling on the working end of your thread.

nalbinding2_06Step 10

Just before you completed your third loop, let #1 slide over your thumb. Now he has shifted to the second placeand therefore becomes #2. What once was #2 is not relevant anymore for the Oslostitch.
After pulling #3 it becomes #1. #1 becomes #2 and #2 will not be used anymore.

nalbinding2_07Step 11

When you’ve done it correctly, your new #1 hangs loose around your thumb. Pull it tighter so you can start at step 5 again.
Make sure you do not pull it to tight! When you have learned to needlebind tight, it’s hard to learn loose needlebinding again.

Step 5 ~ 11

And again a movie, so you can see it in front of you.

Because you can’t use a endlessness thread for needlebinding, we have to ty the ends together… But knots in your work isn’t very neat, we vilt the ends together.


  1. Super! Ga er vanavond metéén aan beginnen.
    Werkt dit vilten enkel bij 100% natuurlijk wol, of ook bij bewerkt (gewassen) wol of zelfs acryl of acrylmix?
    Dan weet ik dit voor het oefenen.



    1. Hoi Renee

      Voor vilten heb je echt 100 % wol nodig!
      Met katoen of acryl werkt het niet omdat die vezels niet de schubben hebben die wolvezels wel hebben.
      Het is juist die specifieke eigenschap van wol die het vilten mogelijk maakt.
      Misschien dat het met bewerkte wol of mengvormen van wol met ander materiaal lukt, maar het zal zeker veel minder goed werken.

      Veel plezier met oefenen.



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