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Old 06-24-2007, 10:57 PM
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Joy, I do, I do!!! Guess what I'm trying. LOL We call it 'tolletjie brei' aka as 'french knitting' here. I'm just got a bunch of silver wire to use now DH just needs to make the tool for me. I've heard it's going to be tough on my fingers. LOL

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Hey, Michelle, and you are no where near as old as I am Post a pic when DH gets it made. I'm thinkin' I remembered nails in the top, but now I'm not sure. I like the term, "french knitting" better...I can pronounce that one

I'm going to have to try this...just need more time
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I remember. And little nails on top. You wound the yard around the nails and then it went down the hole as it was "knitted".

I think that was easier then this though. You all are beginning to tempt me!!!

Thanks, Deborah. I'm behind in posts and just responded to Michelle's comments and added about the nails on the top...was thinkin I couldn't be right on that one Ditto on the temptation. I'm one of those people that need something in my hands if I'm in front of the tv. makes DH nuts though
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Trish that homemade wheel looks just like mine. What would we do without priority mail boxes? hehehe.
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LMAO Belinda, I was feeling a little guilty cutting it up. Better use this way, lol!
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Hey, Michelle, and you are no where near as old as I am Post a pic when DH gets it made. I'm thinkin' I remembered nails in the top, but now I'm not sure. I like the term, "french knitting" better...I can pronounce that one

I'm going to have to try this...just need more time

LOL

Here it is, don't laugh.



And now I'm getting one of those wheels. I'm so excited. Thanks Maggie.

I've just got to get a crochet hook for my tool above and I can get started. Think this is going to be fun.........

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Trish... Great braid with that USPS wheel
Mich - I remember those spool knitters... silver is so expensive here these days... I think I'd practice with thread before doing silver wire... or with copper wire. You don't own a crochet hook? I knit so I have one for picking up dropped stiches... I'd think for wire you could use your chain nose plier instead.
Joy - on the TV and hands... I started chain maille when I quit smoking... gave me something to do with my hands
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OK, I'm going to have to try this!!

I went to the local Dollarama this morning, it's criminal what you can get for $1 -- I got one of those boards for making necklaces! You know the ones that let you lay out all your beads, it's pretty flimsy, but will do me fine, I also got a 1 foot square tile from the kids department that is that heavy duty foamy stuff and I'll make my circle thingy out of that. Got cotton thread and some fancy stuff with fibres hanging from it AND two packets of seed beads, all for under $7!!

I have to do some real work first, but hope to cut the tile out this afternoon and get started

Michelle, did you try Viking knitting? Thats pretty cool too and you can do it round a wooden dowel or I used a metal curtain rod.
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Ok... I'm not using great yard, just the stuff that came with... but thought I'd share my braid... and the color pattern I used to make it...

The pattern for a 3 color twist looking braid....



And the braid I made using that set up....

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that's very pretty Elaine - do you just do a turn to the next pair of threads, as I'm writing this I'm thinking 'yes you dope - what else would she do'

It certainly makes a very nice spiral effect.
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My current braid, I think looks really cool... it's like a flower...

Here's the set up for it...


and the braid I'm making using that set up....
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Re: Kumihimo - braiding techniques -Sharing

Yes Louis... Left down / Right up... I usually start at the 32/1 slot up and turn counter clock wise... but you could start anywhere, and go clockwise if that works for you... as long as you always turn it the same way the pattern should work for you.
Took me forever to figure out a blank kumihimo card that I could convert to a jpg, then use my photoshop type program to do the colors... but I'm liking how that turned out as well. If you want to download the 'blank' image and use it to share your color patterns... here it is
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Elaine, way cool .

This is what I managed to do last night.



(Not kumihimo)

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Wow Mich that is very cool looking... did you make it with your spool knitter? Are you going to add beads to it? How are you finishing the ends?
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That is soo cool! I couldn't understand how people could make real patterns with this, how the heck did you figure THAT out! Thank you so much for sharing Elaine! - Keep it up
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Elaine, those are so way cool! And I'm with you Louise, figuring out a real pattern with these things feels* like math, which I am severely allergic to!

Amazing Elaine.............figure out more patterns, and share with us please????

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