Traditional Silk Braid

Here's a silk braid I did in brown and dark brown, using the hira nami flat braiding pattern.

Brown and Brown Silk Braid

Instead of using yarn of multi-stranded floss for this braid, I actually did it more traditionally by buying a spool of silk thread and creating 8 strands of warp warp from 40 threads each of two different colors. Fun, but just as expensive as buying silk needlepoint thread, which is thicker to begin with and available in more colors..

2009.06.03 at 12:00am EDT