My love of lace has not precluded an interest in other textile pursuits: spinning, weaving, and occasional knitting, crochet and sewing. Most recently it is braiding that has come to the fore as I have discovered all sorts of different braids from around the world. I particularly enjoy the ones you can make in your hand without fancy equipment and I like to have some of these on the go when I’m traveling to while away tedious waits.
In this section I present instructions for working some of these braids. More will appear presently. They are generally derived from my teaching in workshops or at conferences, but I am happy to make them available here for anyone who wishes to give these braids a try.