How do you braid a round braid bracelet(with ex. 6, 8, 10 or 12 colors)?
Asked by powel 9 years ago
I have a beadsmith square loom for Kumihimo braiding and it comes with a 10 strand flat braid pattern. I would like to know how to weave a wider braid; 20 strands or more. At the moment I am not so much interested in the pattern.
Asked by hardlec 7 years ago
I saw this video on youtube, and this type of braid is new to me, i know the typical survival braid, but it would be different to have one that looked like this....
Asked by CarpeDiem1991 8 years ago
Hello, New to this forum. But I love it! I found the site while looking for instructions on how to braid a paracord bracelet. Here's the question. On a recent trip to Florida my daughter found a braided bracelet that looks like a standard 3 strand braid. But it's continuous with no clasp and it's done with a single strand. Does anyone know have a guide on how this is done?
Asked by lilredsrt 8 years ago
I am doing a 12 strand friendship bracelet and knew how to braid doing some kind of loop when I was younger. I want to end the bracelet this way
Asked by LadyNole 9 years ago
On the cover of the book "Leather Braiding" by Bud Grant it shows what appears to be a six strap flat braid with a two strap braid going down the middle.How do you do that??I do not see that braid anywhere else in the book.It pisses me off cause that's why i got the book!!Thanx for any help or clues.
Asked by itchman 7 years ago
I have made 8 strand beaded kumihimo on a kumihimo disk. I was wondering if it is possible to do a fully beaded 16 strand braid and if there are any tutorials? I have searched and haven't found anything so far. Thank you for your time :)
Asked by TickledDog 4 years ago
I find it difficult when braiding all of my hair. My hair is too thick and it only reaches my shoulder
Asked by asdfghjklaina 1 year ago
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...
Asked by DELETED_15zhangfra 9 years ago
Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place? If not what is a safe way to keep it attached?
Asked by AnthonyS264 1 year ago
Asked by Stone33 5 years ago
You mentioned something about cocoa powder for dark hair. How does one use it,compared to cornstarch?What do you use on your hair before doing a braid to help it braid easier?How & when do you use the Frizz Ease?Thank-You!
Asked by FineSilver99 1 year ago
Can anyone make an Instructable on how to make a kumihimo braid with a maru dai? I've seen websites with tutorials for doing it by hand, but nothing for doing it with a maru dai. Maybe also include some patterns? Normally anyone seeking to learn how is recommended to the book, 250 Braids from Japan to Peru, or something else. However, i think we can do better. it would also hopefully make us the number 1 source for that method as well.
Posted by DELETED_15zhangfra 7 years ago
Having some old t-shirts laying around, I am looking for ways to recycle them into something useful, like scarves. I heard of braiding, but what I am looking for is measurements. Do I need to sew them together first for length? Thanks in advance.
Asked by egary schoeneberger 6 years ago
I am interested in making different key holder, and other items out of paracord.
Asked by Jwillbigj 8 years ago
A few months ago, I ordered a bracelet online that was made by tibetan monks called a rangzen bracelet... It symbolizes the freedom of tibet from china, buddhism, peace, ect. Anyway... It looked like a kumihimo or marudai braid and for the past two months Ive been wondering how the fudge they did it! If anyone knows anything about how to make a zig zag marudai or kumihimo braid, please let me know... Recommendations, links, emails, anything!! please contact me!! Thanks a bunch!!
Asked by mac100 9 years ago
Hi, I have challenged myself to make a braided paracord halter and I need LOTS of help. I found one online that I really like and would like to duplicate. I purchased a book "How to Braid Quality Custom Tack", however the halters in this book are not quite what I want. Hoping someone will be able to give me some pointers or tell me where to find the directions I need. The picture of the halter I have attached is what I want to make. It appears to me that you would need to start with the nose band to make this work but none of the patterns I have found start that way. Help!!
Posted by Annie7753 2 years ago
Is there a way to make a desoldering wick/braid out of common household items? i cant get to a Radio $hack and my local hardware store doesn't carry them. thanks for any contributing thoughts!
Asked by PSPerson 8 years ago
I've been working with braiding plastic shopping bag strips into rope, and by hand it's a slow and tedious process. I know that braiding machines have been around for ages, so the patent on many of them has to have elapsed. I've Google'd and Bing'd and Yahoo'd my heart out looking for how to build a simple one to no avail. The only thing that comes back is Chinese sellers of a commercial braiding machine. All I want is something that I can build, a hand crank mechanical kind, that can braid 7-10 strands into a larger rope. It doesn't even have to go fast, in fact I'm fine with it being slow. Can anyone provide plans for one? UPDATE: Ok so I think I have plans, but now I could use some advice with how to go about fabricating the sprockets. One idea is to purchase a premade sprocket and modify it, then use it as a master for a mold to create more. I was thinking of either doing the whole dissolving styrofoam with Acetone then pouring the plastic in the mold thing, or possibly adapt the Oogoo instructable. Thoughts?? Update 2: My latest brainstorm leaves me thinking that I could use a bicycle sprocket (gear) as a master and then make a mold from it, then make duplicates from the mold. Thoughts???
Posted by DrPeper 7 years ago
I have the "ingredients" to make a great braided recycled wool rug: for years I saved wool fabric, bought wool slacks and skirts at Goodwill, etc, then cut them into strips, sewed them together, and pressed them into beautiful balls of wool, all ready to braid into a medium-sized (I think) rug. I didn't feel like doing the braiding part, so I tried finger crochet with the wool. That also works, but it will make a smaller rug (think several door mats). Still no motivation to finish this great recycled project. So, all this prepared fabric could be yours! You could also knit thick, cozy wool slippers. No instructions included for any of these projects; feel free to write your own instructable. Colors include navy blues, lighter blues and grays with a little red thrown in here and there. 11 balls total. Name your price, and pay actual ground shipping.
Posted by karenelisam 9 years ago
I'm working on making my own eggman goggles and I have two twistable caps from my Axe can and some elastic braided band and I seem to have trouble on how to make some using my elastic braiding band without making a slot and then glueing it or fasten it the band. the braided band I have is 3/4" so how I can do this if I could try glue or if I have to a little slot for the band to loop through. I really need some good tips on how to use my braided elastic band for my project. If I have to make a slot so that the band can go through what I can use to make it so it never comes off?.
Posted by SuperScourge 5 years ago
Solder removal using a copper braid may look like capillary action, but it's not. Put a stalk of celery in a glass of food coloring and water, and you'll demonstrate capillary action in the 5th Grade Science Fair. "you can use copper desoldering braid to remove excess solder (its highly interleaved surface area draws the solder in with capillary action), or a suction desoldering pump."
Asked by jad9062 1 year ago