Mixing it up with several easy bicolor patterns within one 6-loop square braid. Charts, tips, tricks, and cautionary notes (how much is too much?) – plus video
I’ve been trying to reproduce a Japanese national treasure braid known as the Itsukushima braid. It’s described in Masako Kinoshita’s big book on Kute-Uchi: 日本組紐古技法の研究 (Study of Archaic Braiding Techniques in Japan). This is a work-in-progress…
Here’s another “too-many-loops” video. This one is a demo showing how I braid the flat version of a 13-loop square braid, but with extra color-linking moves in each loop transfer.
This video-based tutorial teaches several color-pattern variations of a 7-loop flat braid with an extra move in some of the loop transfers. It’s a way to link loops of different colors, to force them to stay within one section of the braid, instead of migrating across the whole braid. I taught this earlier for flat double braids–this is the same technique, but here I’m teaching it with the flat variation of a 7-loop square braid.
I wasn’t trying to make a Year of the Snake fingerloop braid when I made the first of these curvy braids last month, shortly after Chinese New Year…
Part 3 on my method for making double braids of 6 to 10 loops as a solo braider, instead of the ancient and traditional way as a team of two braiders. This installment teaches the hollow, or tubular version of the double braid. Several color patterns taught for 6- to 10-loop hollow braids.
Part 2 of my solo-braider double braid tutorials, on the flat version of the double braid of 6 to 10 loops. Video tutorials for the basic technique as well as for some interesting color-pattern variations that can be made by linking loops while braiding.