Friday, 27 May 2022

Friday Homework for Lesson 211: Holly Braid Stitch

There is no doubt about it, Holly Braid Stitch IS a difficult stitch. I have the feeling, though, that the more you stitch, the better the result will be. So practice makes, if not perfect, at least better.

Also, once you get into the flow, the stitch is quite relaxing. Again, I guess that the more you use it, the better the flow will get and you end up having an enjoyable and relaxing time.

Aida Sampler

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Mottled Wool Scribble Cloth
The purple cotton thread was a nightmare to stitch with. If you look closely you can see it has a Z-twist, unlike the red DMC perle with its S-twist. This Z-twist made the purple thread behave badly, so I will make sure to use an S-twisted thread in the future, and please notice that I obviously will need more practice, instead of putting the blame for any wonky stitch on the directions the thread is twisted!


  1. I found - on the right fabric - a sock yarn worked beautifully. And yes, the more you do, the better it seems to flow.

  2. Holly Braid Stitch looks ornamental for sure and time consuming. It looks to me like a few stitches combined, done at once.

  3. Such a tricky but pretty stitch.


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