H Bev, Slentre braid sounds exactly like the 5 loop braid which was the first finger-looped braid I learned. Did you know that by picking up the loop that is transferred from one hand to the other in different ways - eg by changing whether you catch the top or the bottom thread of the loop - you can get different shaped braids?
I'm not sure about Slentre Braid being a precursor to bobbin lace but I would suggest it is the same family. Agreed a fascinating topin Gil On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 6:26 PM, Bev Walker <walker.b...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello Gillian and everyone > > I am reminded of "Slentre Braid" which is made of 5 doubled threads, > anchored at one end, looped at the other. Briefly, two fingers of one hand, > three of the other hook into the loops where a weaving motion takes place, > one loop through another. The result is a quickly-made two-faced braid, one > side looks woven, the other knitted. This isn't like the braid in Devon's > photo. > I don't know the term 'finger looping' - perhaps Slentre Braid is an > example. Or it could be finger weaving. > > Could be a precursor to bobbin lace. I don't know. > The topic is absolutely fascinating! > > On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 12:10 AM, Gilian Dye <gild...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> >> I've been puzzled for a while by the prevalence of finger looping - on >> the >> face of it is an unlikely technique to have developed. Why decide to put >> loops on your fingers instead of manipulating individual threads? Could >> these braids be a form of plaiting? >> > > > -- > Bev in Shirley BC, near Sooke on beautiful Vancouver Island, west coast of > Canada > - To unsubscribe send email to majord...@arachne.com containing the line: unsubscribe lace y...@address.here. For help, write to arachne.modera...@gmail.com. Photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lacemaker/sets/