The Sinhalese Stitch has similarity with Open Chain Stitch. Both of these are from Chain Stitch family. To me, it looks like Open Chain Stitch intertwined with a different colored thread. However, it is quite different from the Open Chain Stitch. Generally, two colored threads are used to do this stitch. Let’s start the process.
- To do the Sinhalese Stitch, do two long straight stitches parallelly.
- After that, pull out the needle with a different colored thread through A and insert it through B
- Take out the threaded needle through C, which lies just above the point B. C lies between the long straight stitches, not outside of them.
- Run the thread from right to left under the long straight stitches.
- Then insert the needle in D, which is parallel to C and lies between the straight stitches.
- After this, take the needle out through E, positioned on the upper side of C. Continue the process to complete the Sinhalese Stitch. I know it sounds a bit complicated. That is why, please refer to the images for understanding better.