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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lucet Cord Making

lucetthumb.JPGThe lucet is a device of ancient origin, used for knitting yarn into strong, slightly elastic cord that has historically been used for many purposes, including lacing clothing

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 8 - Round Cord

braidingboard101.jpgThis pattern uses the same technique as the braiding disc to produce a very strong, tight-woven round cord. The density and strength of the finished work comes at a price - the labour of producing it - this is one of the slowest braid patterns to make.

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 7 - Parallel Chain Braid

braidingboard91.jpgThis one is similar to Alternating Chain Braid on page 7, but it includes an extra pair of link threads - so that both sides can be worked an equal amount before swapping them around.

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 6 - Clasp Loop

braidingboard81.jpgIf you’re making friendship bracelets, you’ll need some way of fastening them - the simplest way to do this is to weave an open loop into your braid, so that the knot at the other end can be pushed through to secure it.

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 5 - Alternating Chain Braid

braidingboard71.jpgAn attractive pattern that forms a chain-like braid with open links and decorative scalloped edges

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 4 - Twist Braid

braidingboard61.jpgThis pattern is similar in method to the diagonal stripe braid, but contains an extra move which results in a different pattern and a natural tendency to twist into a nice spiral shape.

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 3 - Zigzag Braid

braidingboard51.jpgA visually striking pattern, but still pretty simple to make - created by weaving a section of diagonal stripe braid (the same as on the previous page), then another section of diagonal stripe braid, but working back in the opposite direction.

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 2 - Diagonal Stripe Braid

braidingboard41.jpgThis is possibly the simplest pattern of all - consisting of only two move groups - it produces a soft, slightly rounded braid with diagonal markings - it has a ‘good’ front side and the back is different (less decorative)

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 1 - Simple Straight Weave

braidingboard31.jpgSimple Straight Weave is is a really easy pattern that results in a compact and neat woven band that looks good from both sides and from the edges too. It is actually almost the same as a very narrow piece of loom weaving.

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Using A Braiding Board - Introduction

braidingboard2.jpgIn this series of pages, I'll demonstrate how to use a braiding board to produce a variety of decorative and useful braided cords and ribbons.

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