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.
Information about other sites that have good loop braiding tutorials, and why their basic braid instructions may seem different than mine.
This video tutorial demos an alternative method for braiding the 15th C. eight-loop braids known as Lace Dawns (or Daunce) and Lace Piole. It is a faster method, with no doubled loops on any fingers. (Requires using the thumb of only one hand, so might be a good intro to 9-loop square braids.)
This is an incredible finger loop braid from the 14th Century! It’s only known from one actual artifact–a century older than the oldest of the surviving loop braiding manuscripts. The braid has a very peculiar and intricate structure. And is amazingly similar to a Japanese kute-uchi braid that was made by a completely different method…