The Dreaded Plaited Braid Stitch

2015 has started!!!! With this thought I post the project that is on my desk at the beginning of this new year.. The Plaited Braid Stitch.. ( PBS)  This stitch has always been intimidating and for that reason,it has been kept on the back burner.  Not anymore, with Elizabethan Stitches by Jacqui Carey at my side, needle threaded, i conquered the stitch..

With the lower part of the sleeves redwork completed, it was time for the PBS.  With a deep breath I proceeded.  Following the instructions in Elizabethan Stiches, the PBS was started using DMC  Art 284, metallic thread.  The following pictures are of the completed piece so far.

front view

front view

Close up of back PBS

Close up of back PBS

Plaited Braid Stitch

Plaited Braid Stitch

Sleeve off scroll frame.

Sleeve off scroll frame.

As this new year starts with a rush, remember to create and inspire!!! Thank you all for the support and comments as this blog moves forward.. May we have a wonderful year creating, sharing and learning together..

4 Comments

January 1, 2015 · 9:51 am

4 responses to “The Dreaded Plaited Braid Stitch

  1. Your work is exquisite! Such patience and attention to detail! Awesome!

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  2. Drusilla Jackson

    You are freaking amazing Squirrel…I have not touched any embroidery in two years now. Not since my last neck surgery in 2013, I can’t look down very well. But your work has always been outstanding. I hope you have a Laurel that see’s your work. It is Laurel quality if you ask me. Eithne

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