Left hand loop set-up. Yellow loop will be transferred by/to opposite hand's little finger (Rd)

Thumb practice

The first “too-many-loops” braiding get-together was big fun! Four of us learned/ practiced braiding 9-loop square and unorthodox braids. The next session will be in early April – contact me if you’d like to join us… Free, local loop braiding get-togethers, for learning and practicing…

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CNCH 2014 workshop

I’ll be teaching a Loop Braiding workshop at CNCH this spring. For those of you in California, that’s the Conference of Northern California Handweavers. CNCH isn’t only for weavers—aside from weaving classes there are always great workshops in a wide range of other topics — dyeing, braiding, basketry, spinning, knitting…and a Market Hall with venders,…

photo of 7 different 3-loop braids

Free pdf download now works!

Update on my earlier tutorial on the super-easy, fun, and kid-friendly 3-loop braid: The free pdf download now works!!! I finally figured out how to insert a direct link so you can download the 3-loop pdf tutorial straight from this blog instead of from Scribd (copyright restrictions still apply, see end of document). For the…

17th Century alphabet braid, letter braid, original variation by Ingrid Crickmore (18 loops rather than traditional braid's 14 loops) , finger loop braiding, loop manipulation

A couple braids and a poll…

Apr 29, 2013 A few links to new info …and a poll! Short and easy—scroll down my sidebar to see it →. I’m trying to get an idea for which way this blog should be heading. [update – Thanks everybody who filled in the poll! It ran for quite a while and gave me a…

Aside and apology

I am so sorry about this– twice now I’ve hit “publish” instead of “save draft” on a new post I’m working on. If you are a subscriber to this blog, please accept my apologies for getting two invalid notices about it. A real post is in the works but wont be ready for a while.…

hollow double braid, 9 loops, Edge pattern with mulitcolors

Hollow loop braids

This is Part 3 of my double braid tutorials, on the hollow, or tubular version of the double braid. [Part 1 – Basic instructions, and Solid Rectangle double braids; Part 2 – Flat double braids.] No video in this tutorial—it’s not needed, as the method is so similar to making a flat double braid…

2 10-loop double braids, solid rectangle shape, bicolor patterns

Double braid tutorials

Part 1, see also Part 2, on flat, and Part 3 on hollow double braids

Double braids are more complex braids—tantalizingly out of reach for most fingerloop braiders, because the traditional method requires a team of two braiders working together…