@carolyn910Active 2 days, 2 hours ago
I’m using worsted weight bamboo/acrylic blend yarn for this sample, as it’s what I had lying about pre-cut. This, along with my unintentionally loose tension, gives the braid a lot of vertical and horizontal stretch. At some point I lost track of myself and the pattern changed in the middle. Where I made mistakes I have holes, which could be…[Read more]
Thank you! the braid over the cabochon is a three strand braid like you’d use for hair I sewed to the bead embroidery backing. I’ve had the pieces for this project sitting for a while but needed a push to get it done!
This is a closeup of the point of braiding. I used a 50% counterweight which was probably too heavy as the braid does not twist as it should, but I prefer it this way as it emphasizes the triangle shape. That was really the only challenge I had and I look forward to making this braid again. Using the beaded strands as the “inside” of the structure…[Read more]
This is the marudai setup for Smudged. I used 9 elements of handspun wool yarn, two ends per tama that were 55 inches long. The yarn was not handspun by me and I lost the tag so I don’t know who made it, unfortunately. The other 6 elements are size 11/0 seed beads; 3 glossy black, one matte white, one matte metallic gray, and one silver lined…[Read more]
This is my finished piece, Smudged. It is sankaku gumi, braid 116 from Comprehensive Treatise of Braiding Vol 1. This was my first time making this triangular structure. The part of the fiber that flows over the focal is a three element braid made by hand.
These are the materials I am considering for my braid. I’m probably not including everything and I’m not sure if the braid itself will have any beads in it. The fossil will be bead embroidered but I’m not sure if it should be point up or point down in the final piece. Any thoughts?
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