Category: Plaiting

A.K.A Braiding

The interlacing of strands to make hair, straw, rope, or other material into a plait or plaits by twisting them over and under each other to make one thick length.

Plaiting is a basketry method that weaves flat materials over and under each other in a pattern. Traditionally the materials used in plaiting are flat and rigid; bamboo, cane, flax leaf. Baskets as well as hats, mats and bags can be constructed with the plaiting technique. It uses even strands and thickness (no warp or weft).

In embroidery it a stitch with a braided appearance, usually made in herringbone or basket-weave patterns.