So far, most of my loop braiding tutorials teach braids, or methods, that aren’t taught anywhere else. These include very basic beginning level tutorials, and range up to some that might seem ridiculously difficult before you’ve “worked up” to them. (Check out my tutorials page.) But there are lots of other great loop braids that you can find instructions for online.
This video tutorial demos an alternative method for braiding the 15th c. 8-loop braid called Lace Dawns, or Daunce in the Medieval loop braiding manuscripts. It is a much faster method, with no extra moves, or doubled loops on any fingers.
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