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When giving the slide presentation, I got the idea to try switching the zig zag from silk to the metallic. The metallic is 24 tama weight, and the silk which is 8 tama weight. When the metallic side shows, the braid appears flat. When the silk side shows, the braid is poofy. I did 8 repeats of each style. Then I tried 4 repeats, then 2 repeats … I didn’t like either one, so am unbraiding back to the 8 repeats as my base and will try another experiment. One thing about kumihimo, learning to “unbraid” is as essential as braiding !  Rosalie