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 Braiding Articles

2 Pass Spanish Ring Knot

The instruction of the 2 Pass Spanish Ring Knot and the 6 bight Turk's head has been replaced with the current instruction from the "The Art of Braiding
The Basics - Second Revised Ed."

6 Bight Turk's Head

This article illustrates and discusses the 6 bight Turk’s head foundation for both the herringbone interweave and the gaucho interweave.


Efficiently Utilizing Materials

My goal in this article is to give you techniques that will help you feel more secure about using your materials and that will help avoid costly waste.  

 Bosal Necklace with hair tassels

A keepsake project by Gail that you might be interested in making.

Braiding a Key Fob

Braiding a Key Fob includes braiding the 2 Pass Spanish Ring Knot and 6 bight Turk's head. This article appeared in the Leather Crafters Journal, July-August, 1998.


Building and Splitting Parallels

Understanding building and splitting parallels is from the The Art of Braiding, Bosal I - Revised, page 58.


General rule for plaiting string length and string width

These rules for string length and width are from The Art of Braiding, Bosal I - Revised and The Art of Braiding The Basics - Second Revised Ed.. They apply to most plaited projects.

"Tying the Mecate"

"Tying the Mecate" was written and illustrated by Gail Hought and published in the Western Horseman, September, 1997.

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