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 The photo above includes a few of the projects that will be in the new book "The Art of Braiding, Small Projects"

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 General rule for plaiting string length and string width.

  Six Bight Turk's Head
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to the Articles

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 Instructional Braiding Books
Rawhide braiding & leather braiding

To order the books online,
see the main braiding book page.


Braiding News: Introducing a New Mailing list

To better serve your braiding needs, we invite you to join our leather braider email mailing list. Periodically, we plan to send Braiding News that we trust will be of value. Included will be any new material or tool sources, new available books and information that might be of interest to braiders. If you would like to be included on our list, please send your email address to We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest.

Gail and Eric


The Art of Braiding plastic spiral binding has recently been upgraded to a stronger yet attractive black wire binding, one that is not only resistant to heat and the wear and tear of rigorous use, but it still allows the book to lay flat open as the braider works through the instructional pages. We trust you will be please with this new binding. 



"The Art of Braiding, The Basics -
Revised Edition"

The necessary basic techniques for rawhide braiding & leather braiding.

  "The Art of Braiding, Bosal I - Revised"

Complete instruction for braiding a bosal.



 "The Art of Braiding, Bosal II"

Instruction for adding color to a fancy bosal with fully braided headstall.


"The Art of Braiding, Romal I" 

Most detailed in series. Working and braiding with rawhide. Braiding & expanding long buttons. 8 New “Skill Builder” projects.

 The Art of Braiding, Romal Reins II

Figures braiding Santa Ynez romal reins. It is the most advanced of the braiding books with emphasis on learning the pattern of larger buttons. It also includes Elko style headstalls,.slit braiding and chapter about Ernie Ladouceur and curing rawhide.

 Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding by Bruce Grant, (1972)

Braiding Instruction:
Instruction on braiding rawhide & braiding leather.

 Braiding Lessons


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 "Braiding a Key Fob"

 "Tying the Mecate"
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