The Laramie Booklet - new in 2018!


Not all the braids we make on discs come to us from Japan. This one comes from the European tradition of straw-plaiting. Think straw hats and corn dollies. Shirley and Carol Goodwin "re-invented" this braid in the car on a road trip from Seattle to Denver. Carol was looking for coffee and we were nearing Laramie in Wyoming, hence the name of the braid.

The braid is a cousin of the Fill-the-Gap braid, usually made on an octagonal card. The Laramie is made around a core which creates a very pleasing ridged spiral.

The booklet has sections on the basic braid, the corkscrew spiral, hide and seek, how to make a beaded necklace and how to work with wire. Lots of colour photos. 20 pages.