December 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
You gotta love them! Cheap, portable and hours and hours of entertainment. I was digging through some of stuff and thought it would be fun to try these again. I still had a stash of fingerloop braided ones.
I started doing some online searching and came across Friendship-Bracelets.net. I had no idea that there were so many different techniques. The drafts make the patterns so easy to follow and you can even create your own.
Oops, looks like there is a working in low light dye lot issue with #412. I can’t complain too much since I did score a huge bag of embroidery thread at the local op shop for near nothing. I love using the loop starting technique but there needs to be an even number of each thread/colour on each side. I also find that estimating the length of thread needed is a bit of a challenge and tying more on can be ugly. These were just samples, so I wasn’t concerned with the final length.
E. (age 10) gave this one a try, but it as a little too hard for her to keep the tension right on the outside floating threads. She’ll get it with a little more practice.
Now I am really itching to get back to weaving. I just need to get my Inkle loom set up.