The Art of Braiding, Romal
Reins ll is the second
and more advanced book in the Romal Braiding Series. As in The
Art of Braiding, Romal Reins 1, information and skills are
taught in a clear and comprehensive manner with numerous detailed
illustrations. Instruction is specific to the refined fancy Santa
Ynez reins, a variation of the traditional romal reins, made
from kangaroo leather and kangaroo rawhide. There are familiar
and new button patterns and every effort has been made to make
these button pattern instructions easier for the braider to learn.
There is also a discussion about what makes these reins have
an elegant look.
A convenient String Chart contains
all necessary string lengths for each button along with the number
of buttons required.
Projects other than the reins
included the Elko headstall and a curb strap.
The final chapter is dedicated
to an exceptional leather and rawhide braider, Ernie Ladouceur.
Included are photographs of some of his original work, notes
on his methods and a scan of his hand drawn diagram illustrating
his method for Curing and Preparing Rawhide.
Added is an up-to-date Glossary
of Terms, an Index, and a Material Source List for reference.
View the Introduction of
"The Art of Braiding, Romal II"