200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave
|Rating||:||4.43 (910 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
Profusely illustrated on every page Profusely illustrated on every page, "200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, Or Weave" by braid making expert and instructor Jacqui Carey offers everything you need to know to create personalized braided trims for clothing, furnishings, greeting cards, jewelry, totes, gift wraps, floral arrangements, gift wrapping, and any other crafts project. Features with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions are all of the techniques necessary including twisting, knotting, interloping, weaving, braiding, loopwork, ply-split darning, working with beads, and creating braids from start to finish. The techniques a. Great book, especially for beaders! I bought this book because I wanted to start making my own cores for embellishing with beads and decorative ends and cords to showcase focal beads from the multitude of gorgeous hand-dyed embroidery floss out there.This book provided thousands of design possibilities and is an instant favorite in my collection. Each braid is very clearly illustrated, and includes several variations (all shown in photos) for each braid based on strand thickness or type of cord. Exact instructions for each variation is also provided--I have never seen a book so detailed. For someone like me who gets frustrated see. "Lots of variations to try--well written" according to Vanessa Cowan. I am a medieval reenactor who does a lot of fiber craft. I have a friend who had this book and just had to have it for myself. There are a lot of different techniques in this book, from braiding to finger looping, to working with a small loom, all with good pictures of the work in progress and examples of the finished work. Many different patterns and variations are pictured as well. This book is great for beginners as well as for those people who are looking for something different to do. Instructions are well written and easy to understand, well worth the money.
The results are luscious." - Fiber Arts News"A great deal of value to offer even the more experienced braider" - Library Bookwatch. "This should be the standard reference on braiding." - Library Journal, starred review"What good is a braiding book to us knitters? TONS! You must see this bookBrilliant." - Knitty"A fascinating compilation of braids that is well-illustrated and clearly explained." - The News & Observer"Five stars! I am literally fascinated by all the various kinds of braids and trims that can be made." - Knitting News"Such simple techniques yielding such sumptuous resultsI'm dreaming about ways to use the miles of trims I'm planning on making." - Craftypod"If you have fond memories of making lanyards in summer camp, this book is for you." - Knitter's Review"This is braiding for grown-upsbraids tha
Each braid features a beautiful close-up photograph, materials list, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow color illustrations to guide crafters along. Hundreds of sumptuous braided designs are arranged by structure, from twisted and knotted pieces to more elaborate looped and woven examples. Each technique is explored in-depth, followed by tips on starting and finishing braids and advice for incorporating braids into other textile projects.