The Textile of Braiding
The History Of Braiding
Braiding In Hair Examples:
How to Braid:
1) The three string braid.
This technique consists of taking three strings and plaiting them. To plaiting you take the left string then place it in the middle. You then take the right string and also take it to the middle. This cycle is continued to make a braid.
The three string braid is quite common with hair and leather.
2) The four string braid.
This technique consists of taking four strings and crossing them aka braiding them. This must be done by taking the two inner strings and crossing them over each other to make an x. Then cross these over the outer two strings. This is then repeated over and over again.
The four string braid is the most common in making material with cotton and other flexible materials.