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20 August 2019

A VERY long braid


This time I decided that if I was going to do another braid then it had to be LOOOOOONG.

I started off with around 4 yards of wool on each point of the compass. Obviously this was going to bring up issues with the tangling of thread behind the 'wheel' so BC3 had to give it a little thought.

First idea was to use these. I happened to have an unopened packet which had 8 in so that was ideal. OR so I thought!!! 

I happily set off but found out all too soon that they kept unwinding themselves. Darn nuisance. 

So, back to the tatting cupboard and I found some floss winders like these.

My four yards of yarn worked out to a braid of 2 ½ yards in length. I've now got three braids of various lengths and NOT A CLUE what to do with them!!!! Think this will be the end of my braiding session as I've had another GOOD TATTY IDEA!!!

7 comments:

Tim Kaylor said...

Idea: A 2 1/2 yard long lanyard for your name tag at Tat Days.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

My mom uses them as purse straps and lanyards. I've used them for drawstring bags.

Eve said...

Hi Jane; good job with the kumihimo braids! you can still use those little bobbins rather than the tiny little embrodery ones, You just do a half hitch round the thread and they hold well and can still feed the thread.

Jane Eborall said...

I'll try both those ideas, Diane and Tim!

Crazy Mom! said...

You could also use them for a Tat Days lanyard.

Jane Eborall said...

True, Crazy Mom!

God's Kid said...

Great braid!!! :)
Can't wait to see your Good Tatty Idea!!! :)

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