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The Art of Braiding, Basics - Revised Edition

The Art of Braiding, The Basics - Revised Edition is the most important braiding book in the series. If you own no other text, this is the one, as it teaches all the necessary basic skills you will need before attempting any type of braided project. As the foundation for all the series, it is referred to often. Both beginners and skilled braiders will find the Revised Edition an essential resource.

The Art of Braiding, The Basics - Revised Edition is a revision of the original The Art Braiding, The Basics. Through my years of teaching braiding students, many of the same questions and areas of confusion became apparent. In this Revised Edition, I have addressed those areas by refining the text and adding photographs and illustrations for clarity. In addition, basic braiding rules and hints are included to facilitate understanding. Finally, a majority of the skills are applied to the Stampede String, Bolo Tie and Key Fobs, all fun projects that are quick to braid and rewarding.


The Art of Braiding plastic spiral binding has recently been upgraded to a stronger yet attractive black wire binding, one that is not only resistant to heat and the wear and tear of rigorous use, but it still allows the book to lay flat open as the braider works through the instructional pages. We trust you will be please with this new binding. 

Each chapter is revised.

NEW-Added basic skills.
NEW-A detailed chapter on cutting strings from a kangaroo hide.
NEW-Color enhancement of original diagrams indicating clearly the direction a string must pass through a knot.
NEW-Hints and rules to aid  learning.
NEW-Complete projects using skills learned. 

The Art of Braiding,
The Basic - Revised Edition


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 Turk’s Head
Herringbone Interweave
Gaucho Interweave
4 bight Turk’s Head with gaucho interweave
Long Pineapple Knot with herringbone interweave
Terminal knot
Applique braiding - 2, 3 and 5 strand


2-Key fobs
Bolo Tie
Stampede String





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The ongoing series includes:

The Art of Braiding , The Bosal-Revised

The Art of Braiding, Bosal II

The Art of Braiding, Romal Reins I

The Art of Braiding, Romal Reins ll

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3-7 books - $18.00

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