D-shaped 7-loop braid, asymmetrical color-pattern

One setup, four color-patterns

Four color-patterns for the 7-loop, D-shaped braid. These color-patterns look very different, but they have almost the same starting setup. If you want, you can switch between any of the four patterns within the same braid…

loop braiding with two-hole beads

Braids and Beads

I’m very excited about some of these beading designs because I’m pretty sure that they are only possible with loop braiding. To do them in a kumihimo braid would entail pre-threading each bead onto the two strands of two different bobbins–on opposite sides of the braiding stand or slotted card…totally impossible!

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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 a…

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…