Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Making Braids and Cords

I'm really pleased to announce that Making Braids & Cords will be launched on Saturday 18th February!

Show has been cancelled !! Next show should be 26th Feb on Create & Craft.

I'll be on Ideal World launching this at 2pm - NOT Create & Craft as previously advertised, so do please tune in if you can - Sky 644 | Freeview 22 | Virgin 747 | Freesat 812 or watch online at http://www.idealworld.tv/.  Along with everything else that goes with a show, there will be lots of finished examples to give you ideas, a special offer only available through Ideal World/Create & Craft and a little giveaway for those who email in during the show!
This single disc dvd has step-by-steps guides to over 25 braids and cords using both traditional and modern passementerie techniques.

Create drawstrings for bags and clothes, make friendship bracelets, belts, hair accessories, jewellery and applied decoration - perfect for that couture touch. Or use the braids to make buttons and frog fastenings, hang tassels from, and to decorate cushions and other soft furnishings.

For those of you interested in using braids and cords for re-enactment and living history, you'll find a nice selection spanning a wide range, suitable for use as points, ties, tassels and applied decoration to name just a few.

Learn how to plait, fingerloop braid, twist, knot, weave, wrap, and use a sewing machine to create a variety of decorative cords. This "Beginner's Selection" of braids and cords is perfect for all levels - the eye levels camera angles show each step clearly, and structured menu's allow you to choose which technique you want to learn.
Notes on measuring, warping, tools and materials and finishing and using the braids is included, as well as snippets of historical information and a clearly illustrated braid chart for easy reference.
This single disc dvd has a running time of 94 min and is the most recent title in my 'Making Passementerie' series. RRP of £16.99.

Also new is a wooden knotting shuttle - shown here. Large, Georgian style knotting shuttles aren't made today, and yes, you could search out antiques, but even they are pretty hard to find. So, the design and shape below will work not only for knotting techniques, but is a good all-round shuttle for general use. At 12.5cm x 5cm, it is larger than modern tatting shuttles and so fits nicely into your hand.  Find out more on my website - www.gina-b.co.uk

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