Just wanted to show you 2 of the braid designs I worked on this week.
The first is a braid from "More Braids on Cards" by Shirley Berlin. It is called "Spiral Straw-Plaiting Braid" (page 16). It uses 16 cords. This is the first 16 cord braid I've done. I didn't think I'd like a thick braid, but once I started braiding this one, I really liked it. It's one of the easiest braids I've done... Move one cord, quarter turn, repeat.
You can braid this design with or without a cord. I did it without. It gave me a sort of square look and feel to it. Very interesting.
The next one came from "Beautiful Braiding Made Easy - Using Kumihimo Disks and Plates" by Helen Deighan. Page 18 shows you the "Hollow Braid With No Counting. This is a 9 cord pattern and another easy one to braid.
I hope to have more designs done to post next week, maybe sooner...