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myomy1959
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Location: California
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 3
Posted:Anyone know how to do the braiding to hold the poi balls? I don't mean the regular three ply braid, but the thick braid that looks like cording? Let me know if you know. Please and thank you. Mi

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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:quote:Originally posted by myomy1959:
Anyone know how to do the braiding to hold the poi balls? I don't mean the regular three ply braid, but the thick braid that looks like cording? Let me know if you know. Please and thank you. Mi I'm knot sure if this is the kind of thing you're after: -

http://www.rudedogleather.com/classes/4cord1/4cord1.html
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It's a braid I use quite a lot cos it's fast and easy to do once you've got the hang of it, and it gives a nice symmetrical round profile.


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Sir_Sheep
Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK
Member Since: 1st Mar 2003
Total posts: 725
Posted:My practice foam poi are made using that method, but using 8 strands of wool.

Looks nice


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caz86
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Location: Bristol/Exeter UK
Member Since: 27th Oct 2003
Total posts: 156
Posted:If your anything like me and crap at braiding (or plaiting) you could just get 9 pieces of string and plait them in threes then plait them all together?!

Caz

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Sir_Sheep
Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK
Member Since: 1st Mar 2003
Total posts: 725
Posted:The standard three-way plait will result in the string being flattened. By using the method Dave posted above, you end with a circular cross-section, which is soooooo much nicer to spin with.

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Gnor
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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:So did it work.....will try take some pics when i get back......

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