Andean Sling Braids: New Designs for Textile Artists

by Rodrick Owen and Terry Newhouse Flynn 
From the publisher: "Learn to make the decorative braids used in the sling-making traditions 
of Peru and Bolivia; this detailed guide, including 400 step-by-step photos, teaches the 
technique and over 100 designs for weavers, craftspeople, jewelrydesigners, basket weavers, 
and others interested in using braids for embellishment. In-depth detailed instructions are 
given, along with clear diagrams; recommended braiding yarns for slingsand kumihimo; 
detailed set-up, making, and finishing instructions;and many fascinating contemporary 
applications. This book introduces a new piece of equipment, the core frame, and gives 
instructions for making it from wood and dowels. When the core frame is used with a
braiding stand and bobbins, a wide variety of core-carrying braids become accessible to 
kumihimo braiders. Most of the braids, from 4 to 40 strands, can be made on a braiding 
card and 50 patterns can be made on the stand without a frame." 
Note: Core frame also known as core stand.

This book is good for all levels of experience.

Hard cover, full color, 224 pages.
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  • Manufacturer: Published in USA
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