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I've been doing quite a bit of braiding recently, but been neglecting to post about it.

I am still planning on giving the first sageo-type braid to the person who gave me the thread, so I wanted one of these for myself. I used polyester embroidery thread, 24 threads per strand.

I realized that I still had a bunch of this great silk yarn from "Mulberry Silk", so I decided to do another sageo braid, this time in real silk. Since the yarn is thicker, I only had to use two plies of yarn per strand.

Here's what it looks like if you use *three* plies
of the same yarn per strand. It's also twice as long as the
previous braid, since most real sageo appear to be a bit longer
than two yards.

At this point, I realized I was using up red yarn at a much higher rate than I was using up white yarn. To try and even that out a bit, I decided to try Rodrick Owen's 17-strand "Taku on Maru" braid again. This has 4 strands of red and 13 strands of white.

2011.07.16 at 12:50am EDT

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