How to Do the Mammen Stitch

How to Do the Mammen Stitch

The Mammen stitch (sometimes referred to as the Korgen stitch) has it’s name derived from lavish nalbinding works found from a high status man’s grave (ca 960-970 AD) discovered in 1868 in burial mound Mammen, Denmark. The stitch is a relatively basic but will easily help to expand the beginning nalbinder’s depth to their stitch repertoire and is similar to the Finnish stitch. The stitch is characterized by a double loop on the thumb and is designated using Hansen’s notation as either UOO/UUOO F2 for the Mammen variant or UOO/UUOO F1 for the Korgen. Additional information on the grave finds from Mammen can be found here: oldtiden.natmus.dk/udstillingen/vikingetiden/mammengraven/language/uk/.

In the following video, Sanna-Mari (http://sites.google.com/site/neulakinnas/ ) demonstrates the technique.

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