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Braiding Plate Instructions

Kumihimo tutorials for making flat braids on a braiding plate

These pages are freely available instructions for making braids on the kumihimo disk and plate. These are instructions of common generic braids, patterns freely available in Japan. along with Makiko Tada's instructions for which may be found in her book for disk and plate braids.
Text and pictures by None Redmond, a weaver and kumihimo braiding teacher.

Basic Flat (or Anda-Gumi) Braid 2/3

This photo shows the next move - the thread next door to the just arrived thread at the south is moved to the north into the empty slit just vacated. [(6) - 5]
Basic flat braid.

and the thread next door to that one in the north is moved into the empty slit at the south.[6 - (6)]
Basic flat braid..

These moves continue, south to north, north to south as shown in the following pictures.
Flat braid.

(7) - 6, 7 - (7).
Flat braid.

(8) - 7, 8 - (8).
Flat braid.

(8) - 7, 8 - (8).
Flat braid.

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BRAID 1: Basic Flat (or Anda-Gumi) Braid 3/3