Alheydis's Boke of Secrets
a collection of instructions on medieval arts and sciences
Fingerloop braiding is a system for making braided cords and laces. Long loops of string, anchored as a group at one end to a fixed point, are looped onto the individual fingers of both hands under tension. The braiding is achieved by passing the loops through each other, from finger to finger, following specific sets of instructions. The resulting braids could be used for structural purposes, such as points for hose, lacing for garment closures or purse strings. The more elaborate braids could be used as decorative trim on garments and accessories.
Here you will find complete instructions to fingerloop braids that I have devised, based on the fingerloop braid recipes found in two English household manuals. These braids were developed for inclusion in a scroll booklet that I made for Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa's elevation to the Order of the Pelican, January 12th, 2007.
THLady Alheydis von Körckhingen
(c) 2005-7 Kimberly Frodelius
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