This is the photo-tutorial on 3-loop braids that I made last year  for the Braids and Bands yahoo group. You can scroll through the tutorial in the small thumbnail window (enlarge the text first–see magnifying glass icon), or click below the window to read it full-screen. It can also be downloaded as a pdf file from Scribd. (video supplements can be found further down, below the photo-tutorial and yarn info) Continue reading
A couple of months ago, when I had to make some sample braids for an article, I decided to try a waxed cotton cord I had seen online.
I wanted to use something stiffer than embroidery floss, something that would really show the structure of the braids. Continue reading
This is an amazing finger loop braid from the 14th Century! I had no idea anything like this had been made by European loop braiders (see footnote about kute-uchi braids*).
This dense, 10-loop cord is basically two square braids that are completely enmeshed and
interlaced through each other down the axis of the braid. Continue reading