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The Art of Braiding, Nylon Reins

This book is more than Nylon Reins. There are several different reins plus a mecate, a 28 strand flat braid for leather. Most of the skills in this book are not used in the standard way we braid and plait leather and rawhide. A 12 strand wooven button braided as part of these reins is illustrated and instructed in detail in this book.


Price: $79

"The Art of Braiding, Nylon Reins"


"The Art of Braiding, Turk's Head II "

All the Turk's heads and interweave patterns in this book are new to me, therefore, I have not instructed them in any of my other books. As I was deciding on these, I explored many possibilities.  Of those possibilities, I only chose buttons and knots I felt I would want to braid again.   These were the ones I found fascinating, attractive and fun to braid.  Others I explored did not fit this criteria so were eliminated.  The buttons and knots included range from easy to braid to more complicated and challenging, but all are interesting and enjoyable to work.

There are a few new interweaves on the very versatile 5 part, 4 bight / 7 part, 6 bight series of Turk's heads. I have always considered these series of Turk's heads the most important to learn. You may find more reasons to learn it.

For more information or to order - "The Art of Braiding, Turk's Head II"


2 Pass Spanish Ring Knot
6 Bight Turk's Head
Efficiently Utilizing Materials

Bosal Necklace with hair tassels
Braiding a Key Fob
Building and Splitting Parallels

General rule for plaiting string length and string width
Balancing the nose button interweave

"Tying the Mecate"


Leather & Rawhide Braiding Books

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 Quick links to the are below for the Rawhide & Leather Braiding Books



"The Art of Braiding
The Basics - Third Revised Ed."

The necessary basic techniques for rawhide braiding & leather braiding, published in 2016.

Code # BK-B9


 "The Art of Braiding, Small Projects - Book I

Code # BK-B8


 "The Art of Braiding, Long Pineapple Button"

Code # BK-B10


  "The Art of Braiding, Turk's Heads - I

Code # BK-B9

 "The Art of Braiding, Turk's Head II"

Published in 2018.

Code # BK-B12


  "The Art of Braiding, Bosal I - Revised"

Complete instruction for braiding a bosal.

Code # BK-B2


 "The Art of Braiding, Bosal II"

Instruction for adding color to a fancy bosal with fully braided headstall.

Code # BK-B4


"The Art of Braiding, Romal I" 

Most detailed in series. Working and braiding with rawhide. Braiding & expanding long buttons. 8 New “Skill Builder” projects.

Code # BK-B5


 The Art of Braiding, Romal Reins II

Figures braiding Santa Ynez romal reins. It is the most advanced of the braiding books with emphasis on learning the pattern of larger buttons. It also includes Elko style headstalls,.slit braiding and chapter about Ernie Ladouceur and curing rawhide.

Code # BK-B6


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To better serve your braiding needs, we invite you to join our leather braider email mailing list. Periodically, we plan to send Braiding News that we trust will be of value. Included will be any new material or tool sources, new available books and information that might be of interest to braiders. If you would like to be included on our list, please send your email address to hought@hought.com. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest.

Gail and Eric

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