Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding Basics, Borders, & Beyond by Kris McDermet

By Kris McDermet

This is often the excellent reference on rug hooking and braiding abilities for all fiber artists, specifically these trying to find a complete advisor to combining the 2 arts into attention-grabbing and inventive initiatives. packed with photos and diagrams, the guide in innovations is apparent and exact with a variety of abilities for the newbie and complicated artisan. stick with step by step directions to benefit find out how to make facilities for rugs or different items after which stream expertly into hooked borders and fancy braids. make borders utilizing either arts stacked in a number of layers. 3 whole beginning-to-end initiatives are incorporated so you might use to perform the mixing of hooking and braiding: a braided tote bag with a hooked pocket, a braided chair pad with a hooked border, and a lacy braided trivet. as well as this transparent and artistic method of combining rug hooking and braiding, the e-book is stuffed with offer lists, a gallery, assistance, FAQs, and assets.

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The first fold from the left crosses over the center, then the right edge is folded to the center. The strip is then folded in half. (C) 6-Fold Technique. Fold a strip in half. Fold the raw edges inward, then the folded edge over the raw edges. 34 BRAIDING BASICS ={} -dt A B c Strips can be "faced" or "stuffed" to increase bulk. A thin fabric can have waste scraps p laced along the lengthwise center of its strips to "plump" it to match the other strands. The scraps can be as narrow as 1/4" to as wide as the full width of the strip.

B) Lace under left crossover loop. (C) Lace the next loop on the left. 4 . The two l a c i n g thre a d s are p a s s e d alternating left and right, lacing every other " eyelet" loop, as with shoe laces. The thread passing to the right must go UNDER a left­ crossing strand, diagram on left; the thread passing to the left must go OVER a right-crossing strand, diagram on right, so that the lacing thread does not show between loops. Shoe-lacing alternates between tapestry needle (pink thread) and braidkin (brown thread).

Row 1 is very small: Left, Right, Left. Row 2: Starts in lower right corner A in diagram. Triple at A, Triple at (B), 1 loop (or: right, left) Triple at (C), l loop, Triple at D, 3 loops. Row 3: Triple at A, 3 loops, Triple at (B), 4 loops, Triple at C, 4 loops, Triple at D, 5 loops. Further rows are indicated in a later diagram. A BRAIDED CENTERS 57 5. Lacing the First 2 Rows: (A) Orient the braid so that the Start is at the 1 2 o'clock location. Load a tapestry needle with a knotted length of lacing thread.

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