Stitch School: Braid Stitch

Stitch School has moved to it's very own space on the web! You'll now find the Braid Stitch post here. Comments are now closed on this post; if you'd like to leave a comment please do so on the new one.


fleur_delicious said...

oooh, I'm the first one!

Janet, I had to comment today and thank you for your inspiring stitch school! I've embroidered off and on for the last 12 years, but only knew about half a dozen stitches...until I found your blog, that is. I am currently working on a skirt that I would love to send you a link of when I am finished, as its hem currently sports both interlaced band AND a row of palestrina. (which took some time, let me tell you!)

As cool as this braid looks, I may have to work in a band of it as well. Darn! Back to the needle!

thank you again - stitch school is awesome!

Anonymous said...

wow...this is a gorgeous stitch! I can just imagine it on all sorts of projects...when I first looked at your tutorial it reminded me of pretzles! Smiles, DianeM :)

janet said...

I think most people, including myself, do most of their embroidery with about six stitches. But it's nice to have some options when you want to expand your repertoire a bit.

I'd love to see pictures of my reader's projects and will be happy to post them here and link back to your blog. Just let me know.

Sweetness and Light said...

Thank you so much for your stitch school! I love it! I have learned so much just poking around on your blog and my dd 11 and I are doing some tandum embroidery work this summer, so it's a boon indeed! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I checked out Complete Guide to Embroidery Stitches by Reader's Digest and had decided on the Braid Stitch for the horse bridle I am stitching for my daughter. And here is the stitch in your Stitching School. :D Your pictures will be a big help.

Unknown said...

Thankyou for these instructions - I took one look at the book instructions, shuddered and ran for the computer - and here they are - lovely and clear.

mi young lee said...

Here is Korea.And I'm Korean.
We have a little data about embroidery.
So stitch school is very useful to me.Thank you so much!!

chammer1 said...

I continually am awed and amazed by, and at the talent that I run across. I am fairly new to the blogging scene but I am developing a list of "Favorites" :},you are for sure now, one of them!

I must tell you that I have been on the hunt for stitching instructions/tutorials for some time now........until today, when I found you. Your stitching school is clear, concise and easy for anyone to follow. The sheer volume of stitches offered is inspiring, and it's all in ONE place. Your Stitch School is to Embroidery what Hot Fudge is to Ice Cream.

Janet, thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. You truly do inspire.

In fact, because of you, I'm inspired right now to make a Hot Fudge Sundae. Care to join me???

janet said...

Yum, hot fudge sundaes - I'm there :)