The basic skills included are
those needed to braid all items plus material preparation.
They are cutting, platting, buttons, finishing, string/cutter
beveler plans and more.
The Art of Braiding, Revised Basics is the most important
book in the Art of Braiding series and is referred to
throughout the entire braiding book collection, as the basic
skills taught are those needed in order to braid any item.
Since teaching classes at the
Horse Expo in June, I have been leaning toward redoing the Basics
in the same form as our later books to improve clarity and understanding
by using new photographic illustrations and new text to reflect
these photos. Thus we are revising The Art of Braiding,
The Basics, to reflect these necessary changes. The
book is called The Art of Braiding The Basics, Third Revised
The 6 basic buttons are still
taught, but improved. An example is the addition of red
arrows to indicate where the last pass occurred in the previous
photo. This will help the braider keep his or her place
when braiding. No information had been removed, but the
book will be a few pages longer due to the additional photos
View the Introduction of
While we edit this new book we are adding to the index.
For those who own the Revised and Second Revised editions, the
index pages will remain the same, but there will be added page
numbers referred to that reflect the new Third Edition.
"The Art of Braiding, The Basic, Third Rev. Ed."
"The Art of Braiding, The Basics, Second Revised
Includes the following instruction:
Tools - Description & Use
Cutting Roo hide into braiding strings
Plaiting - 4, 6, 8 and 12
Buttons instruction for:
2 Pass Spanish Ring Knot
3 Pass Spanish Ring Knot
6 Bight Turks Head
4 bight Turks Head with gaucho interweave
Long Pineapple Knot with herringbone interweave
Applique braiding - 2, 3 and 5 strand
large group of flat keyfobs
Covering an antler fid
Detailed Plans of String Cutter/Beveler
See image below