how to make a 8 strand round braid that creates a pattern and takes very little skill, time, and string?
i was wanting to make a sling (David and Goliath), but this time i wanted to make it with and 8 strand braid. i want a sling around 30 inches (measured from center of the pouch to the end of the cord). which leaves me with about 29 inches of braid each, 29 x 2 (the 2 cords) = 58 inches of braid. 58inches x 8 (number of strands) equals (*grabs calculator) 464 inches. going like this only gives me 8 strands laid side by side, not braided. i'm willing to spend 525 inches on the braid max.
anyone know a good one?
P.S. i already have seen kiteman's 8 and 16 strand braid. this is not what i'm looking for, i would rather do a hand braid. weird preference but...