These books cover an amazing amount of information on the art of Braiding in its many forms. Fully illustrated, with detailed instructions and history. Choose from drop down box at upper right. I ship every day but Sunday. Your book(s) will go out immediately! I also have beautiful hardwood Lucets available from $5.99 in my equipment shop, TheSpinner - linked at bottom of this listing.
LUCET BRAIDING by Elaine Fuller: Variations on a Renaissance Cord: Explorations beyond the common square cord using multiple threads, beads, gimp and ribbon, making spiral, flat and picot cords for trims, embroidery and costume accessories. Learn to use the simple Lucet Tool for making cords and drawstrings. Fully illustrated. Spiral Bound, 32 pages. $19.95 Covers Terms & Abbreviations, Single thread cords & Multiple thread cording, such as:
***Single Thread Cording: No-Turn Method & Single Thread Cords with Twisted Stitches.
***Multiple Thread Cording: Cord with one Gimp/Cord with two Gimps. Cords with Thread Exchange. Three Color Cord With Thread Exchange. Cords with Two & Three Working Threads.
***Left-Handed Single-Thread Cord
***Left-Handed No - Turn Cord
***Right and Left Twist Stitches for Left-Handers
***Troubleshooting & Applications
BRAIDS & BEYOND by Jacqui Carey: A Broad Look At Narrow Wares. A rich tour of braids from Kumihimo to Card weaving. How centuries of skill have turned a piece of string into a work of art. Covers the arts of Twisting, Knotting, Knitting, Weaving (Hand and Tablet), Free End Braiding, Stand and bobbin braiding, Loop Manipulation, Sprang, and Ply Splitting. Saddle Stitch Bound paperback. 56 Pages. $14.95
THE BOOK OF BRAIDS by Jacqui Carey: A New Approach to Creating Kumihimo. Over 130 specific examples are used throughout the book to illustrate each point, with the purpose of revealing the concepts behind the making of Kumihimo, and explaining how these ideas can be employed to create new designs as well as modifying designs. Creating braids on a Mauridai as well as on the slotted board. Perfect Bound. 128 Pages. $39.95
JAPANESE BRAIDING by Jacqui Carey. Hardcover, Spiral Bound, 96 pages excellent instruction with full color photographs of step by step process. This book will introduce you to the basics of Japanese braiding. There are full step-by-step instructions for each move, followed by pictures of lovely examples to inspire you. 'I strongly recommend this book for the timid beginner and others already addicted.' Jennie Parry, World of Embroidery. 19.95 (Previously published as Beginner's Guide to Braiding).
If you're looking for reasonably priced hardwood lucets, you'll find them in my equipment shop, TheSpinnery, here: