The Long Pineapple
This book is based on the long
pineapple button. It may be braided 4 bight, 6 bight, 8 bight
Much of this book is written
and illustrated to be a good reference source on the long pineapple
button. This button in any bight size can be interweaved in herringbone
or gaucho. It can also be doubled for an interweave.
I have given instruction and examples of how a long button of
different numbers of bights and turns will allow various interweaves.
The long pineapple button, in various sizes of bights and turns,
can be used for many braided items, both small and large.
For those who like a challenge, I have included 2 long
pineapple buttons that are a gaucho interweave on one end and
herringbone interweave for the remainder of the button. Both
are braided with a single string. One is the shortest long button
with 8 bights in 2 turns, the other is 6 bights in three turns.
I feel that along with 4, 6 and
8 bight Turk's Heads with its many interweaves, if a braider
can really understand this long button, the braider's options
I have used a variation of this
button more than 40 times in items in The Art of Braiding, Small
Projects Book 1