START HERE! 5-loop braids
5- loop square and flat braids are easy to learn, and make great-looking cords and bands. For an even easier intro, try my new tutorial for 3-loop braids. After 5-loop braids, move on to 7 loop braids for bigger braids and even more color-patterns!
Purse with scenes from the story of Patient Griselda | French | The Met
This embroidered scene depicts the popular medieval tale of Griselda, a poor maiden who was tested long and cruelly by her noble husband and thus exemplifies ideal Christian patience. The story appeared in various forms, the best known of which is "The Clerk’s Tale" in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
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CONTINUE HERE: 7 loops - Divided, Square, & Flat braids
My "Start Here" video shows these same moves at a slower pace, with only 5 loops. I go faster in this video, and include all 3 variations (divided, square, a...
Examples from the Treatise on the Making of Laces
Redactions of 2 15th century texts and braid instructions. Image: Wall painting Konstanz, Germany. 13th Century