Plaited Fly Stitch is a part of the fly stitch family. A series of fly stitches are made next to each other in a horizontal fashion.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Plaited Fly Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used 3 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Plaited Fly Stitch
1. Start by working a fly stitch. When you work from point C to point D, instead of taking the needle down, insert the needle again on top before point B as shown above.
2. Continue to work in a similar fashion, making fly stitches adjacent to each other.
3. The stitch will always start before the end of the previous stitch.
Tips for working the Plaited FLy Stitch
- You can draw lines to learn this stitch. But, as you master this stitch, it is better to avoid the lines or you can use a vanishing ink.
- This is surface embroidery.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a filling for embroidery pattern.
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Check out the video tutorial below
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