Tutorial: 9-loop braids

How to use thumbs to make even bigger and better braids. This has been done historically in (at least) China and Finland, as well as here on this blog. Why let two whole digits go to waste?!

Citrus letterbraid, pt. 1

I’m almost finished madly braiding a letterbraid to send in to the Braid Society’s Traveling Exhibition*—still fiddling with the braidlets at the end. The orange is  DMC cotton embroidery floss, doubled, so 12-strand, and the light green is an unknown brand of silk knitting yarn of similar weight (sport? or maybe thinner). The braid is…