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About the braid
We were looking at a book on hair braiding, “Art of Hair Braiding” by Mark Campbell, and trying to figure out the instructions for the first braid. They don’t work for us as they are reading them, so we decided to try different ways of reinterpreting the instructions to see what we could come up with. It is not quite the same as our first Octagonal braid – there are adjacent columns of threads running in the same direction in this one.
How to use the designer
Use the colour picker to choose your thread colour. If you use it on the braid, it will be added to your colour list so you can easily choose it again. Click on the thread you want to colour in the braid diagram.
Some braids allow you to change the number of threads. If available, you can use the "+" and "-" buttons to change the number of threads - active internet connection required.
At first, I had step 2 before step 1 and step 4 before step 3. I found the order shown easier for putting tama in the middle of a group, and did not observe any difference in the braid produced.
Be careful to rotate the disk in opposite directions each time - if you keep going in the same direction, some of the threads won't be braided.
- This braid was derived by ourselves.