By Kris McDermet
This is often the great reference on rug hooking and braiding abilities for all fiber artists, particularly these trying to find a finished consultant to combining the 2 arts into attention-grabbing and inventive initiatives. jam-packed with pictures and diagrams, the guideline in innovations is apparent and distinctive with a variety of abilities for the newbie and complex artisan. persist with step by step directions to benefit how one can make facilities for rugs or different items after which flow expertly into hooked borders and fancy braids. make borders utilizing either arts stacked in a number of layers. 3 whole beginning-to-end initiatives are integrated for you to use to perform the combination of hooking and braiding: a braided tote bag with a hooked pocket, a braided chair pad with a hooked border, and a lacy braided trivet. as well as this transparent and inventive method of combining rug hooking and braiding, the publication is stuffed with provide lists, a gallery, counsel, FAQs, and assets.
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Cutting Strips for Color Change. Unbraid a few inches. Open the strip right side up so that the marker line or safety pin is easily visible. Lay the new strip right side up under the old strip, as drawn. Cut both strips, right side up, from 2 :00 to 8 :00 o'clock location, exactly across the marker line. Ending the Oval in Preparation for a Taper: Lace the last row of braid up to the 1 2 :00 position, then continue a braid of normal width until it fits easily around the remaining curve to about 3 :00.
Thread a tapestry needle with the short end of the new thread, and tunnel it into the old thread for at least 2". l . When the end of a piece of lacing thread is reached, take the braidkin off. Free up at least 6" of thread, unlacing if needed. 4. Often the tunneled end has a tail that is very long. Pull the tail of the new thread back until only l /2" is showing, as above. 5. Thread a tapestry needle with the short end of the old thread, and tunnel it into the long end of the new thread for at least 2".
Start: Prepare 3 strands as in the directions for the Enclosed End Start, Chapter 5. Place the 3 strands on the Start Pin with folded edges to the left. 2. Braiding First Row: Row l of the continuous square is very short: it consists of only 3 thrown loops of braid: Left, Right, Left. Note that while most Start instructions begin with a throw from the right, for this shape it works out better to start with the left strand. BRAIDED CENTERS 55 E Making a Triple Corner (RRRL). (A) Loop 1 (gray) is thrown on the right.