Included are the basic skills needed
to braid all items plus material preparation, cutting, platting,
buttons, finishing, string/cutter beveler plans and more.
The Art of Braiding, Revised Basics is the most important
book in the Art of Braiding series and is referred to
throughout the entire braiding book collection, as the basic
skills taught are those needed in order to braid any item.
Since teaching classes at the Horse Expo
in June, I have been leaning toward redoing the Basics in the
same form as our later books to improve clarity and understanding
by using new photographic illustrations and new text to reflect
these photos. Thus we are revising The Art of Braiding,
The Basics, to reflect these necessary changes. The
book is called The Art of Braiding The Basics, Third Revised
The 6 basic buttons are still taught, but
improved. An example is the addition of red arrows to indicate
where the last pass occurred in the previous photo. This
will help the braider keep his or her place when braiding.
No information had been removed, but the book will be a few pages
longer due to the additional photos and instruction.
While we edit this new book we are adding to the index.
For those who own the Revised and Second Revised editions, the
index pages will remain the same, but there will be added page
numbers referred to that reflect the new Third Edition.
"The Art of Braiding, The Basics, Second Revised
Includes the following instruction:
Tools - Description & Use
Cutting Roo hide into braiding strings
Plaiting - 4, 6, 8 and 12
Buttons instruction for:
2 Pass Spanish Ring Knot
3 Pass Spanish Ring Knot
6 Bight Turks Head
4 bight Turks Head with gaucho interweave
Long Pineapple Knot with herringbone interweave
Applique braiding - 2, 3 and 5 strand
large group of flat keyfobs
Covering an antler fid
Detailed Plans of String Cutter/Beveler
See image below
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