|Till now I had projects with each new knot and braid but I find that a lot of people use this site as reverence. To help those people I already publish these braids, even if there are no projects with them.
The braids are not difficult in themselfs but the style of instructions may make it needed to go back to an other braid with the same structure and work your way up from there. I will try to group the braids acording to structure, but if confused, just look around in the list.
The three strand braid is the most basic braid and a good starter to learn to know my way of explanations.
For almost all braids it is best to have your strings attached to a fixed point. You can do that by tying your strings to a table, or a hook on the wall, or your shoe, pinning them to your trousers or tying them to a piece of string which you tie to a place farther away from you.
There are a lot of braids done on cardboads disks or braiding stools. While you can do my braids that way, it is not needed.
Take a place for your fixed point so you find your strings at a comfortable working height and the start of your work near your body. If you can, make it a handspan from your belly.
|The braid made of three strings, two ways.|
|A flat braid made of 4 strings.|
|A way to braid with five strings.|
|Fours strings, 1-up, 1-down.|
|Five strings, one at the time.|
|Six strings, two approaches.|
||Round braid of four strands, the traditional way to make a round braid.|
||Round braid of four strands, a different way to make the same braid, it seems easy but you get lost very fast.|
|Splice back to a round braid. Make a braid when you do not have four strands available.|
|Eight strands, making a square braid.|
|Six strings, going round all the time.|
|Eight strings, going round all the time. With a core too.|
|A different way of braiding, on a disk.
Here you get several paterns.