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How to weave an 8-strand braid on a wooden loom.

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Step 3: Weaving the braid.

You need eight equal lengths of yarn, knotted at one end.

  • I used four double-length pieces, folded them in half and tied the knot at the folded end, thus making a useful loop.

Thread the yarn through the centre hole, and spread the pieces out in a cross, two pieces to an "arm".

Hold the loom so that one arm is vertical, and the other horizontal. We are always going to weave with the vertical arm.

  • Lift the bottom-left yarn out of its slot, and place it to the left of the top two yarns.
  • Take the top-right yarn, and move it to the right of the remaining bottom yarn.
  • Turn the loom a quarter-turn to the right, and start again on the other par of yarns.

Bottom to top, top to bottom, turn.
Bottom to top, top to bottom, turn.
Bottom to top, top to bottom, turn.
Bottom to top, top to bottom, turn.

And so on, until you run out of yarn.

Knot the end of the braid, and you are ready to use it for whatever you want - bracelet, necklace, or as a cord to tie your money pouch to your belt.
 
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Thanks for the inspiration! I'm not big on using wood in projects, I just don't have the tools for it. However, I have a ton of polymer clay (yay Sculpey!) and made one out of it and it works fantastic.

Kiteman (author)  stringtoathing12 days ago

Oh, post a picture!

I don't get it..xD :S
Kiteman (author)  Å¾goljevica3 years ago
Just follow the steps in the photos.

mo55 years ago
you rely need to add pictures of you weeving the bracelet cuz my teen mind can't comprehend all of these verbal directions.
or a video, i think would be alot more helpfull....a step-by-step video
Kiteman (author)  mo55 years ago
I'm kind of bust right now - could you remind me in a week or two?
Modarius5 years ago
# I used four double-length pieces, folded them in half and tied the know at the folded end, thus making a useful loop.
I think its Knot not Know- I dont want to sound mean i just wanted to let ya know. :-)
Kiteman (author)  Modarius5 years ago
Woops! Thanks for that - it's fixed.