Includes techniques including kumihimo (various Japanese techniques), ply-split braiding, and finger-loop braiding. Braids can be used as ties, closures or trim on garments, as straps or belts, or as jewelry. Other off-loom techniques include card (tablet), backstrap and inkle weaving, all found under the Weaving category.
A kumihimo beginner's instructional handout.
The Braid Society
Group which focuses on narrow off-loom techniques. Includes membership information, resources and events.
A Few Medieval Braids
Instructions with illustrations for creating a basic flat braid, a basic round or square braid, a guilloche, and a fingerloop braid. Different strand configurations are shown.
Maryse Levenson, weaver, braidmaker and teacher. Includes resume, classes offered and scheduled, and gallery of work.
Fifteenth-Century Fingerlooped Braid Reproductions
Samples by Carolyn Priest-Dorman, with photographs and comments.
Fingerloop braids from 15th-17th century Medieval Europe. Transcribed and interpreted from documents of the era with detailed instructions and profuse illustrations.
Information on tablet weaving and ply-split braiding, photos of bands, braids, and baskets, workshop descriptions, mail order supplies and instructions.
Artist working in kumihimo as well as kute-uchi, an archaic technique she reconstructed. Includes information on workshops.
Includes a bibliography and brief discussion about equipment.
Lessons, information and sources for Japanese kumihimo, maru dai braiding techniques and equipment.
Making a Viking Whip-cord
Instructions for making a 4 strand braid using a method called interlocking or Viking Whip-cord.
Author, teacher, artist, and industry consultant. Features a bibliography, gallery, and event schedule.
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