February 29th, 2008

italian, sewing

Fingerloop Braiding Webliography

For my records.

I used Lady Sylvie la chardonnière's handout [Introduction to Fingerloop braiding class handout(.DOC)] for the Fingerloop Braiding class I taught last week at the Blackspear night. It is a really neat handout with a nice balance of history and how-to that I thought was perfect for my beginners. I made sure to send a thank-you email to the author for putting it online.

Not bothering to re-invent the wheel, all I did prep-wise was make up a webliography of links related to the topic for those who want more information.

Fingerloop Braiding Webliography:

http://fingerloop.org/ - An online version of the Compleat Anachronist #108 on the subject

http://www.lightlink.com/rhiannon/Fingerloop/flb_intro.html - Errata from CA #108 and more braid instructions from one of the authors.

http://www.stringpage.com/braid/fl/fingerloop.html - Phiala's String Page, instructions on the most basic braid, and diagrams for other braids, as well as a nice set of references.

http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/fingerloop.html - Thora Sharptooth's article on Sample Fingerlooped Braids from a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript.

http://www.bumply.com/Medieval/braiding01.html - A series of pages with more history and uses, in addition to more instructions.

http://fibergeek.com/narrowwork/ - Tablet Weaving and Fingerloop Braiding instructions and links for supplies.

http://takvbowes.et-tu.com/ - Take V Bowes Departed: A 15th Century Braiding Manual Examined, a website for the recent book with information about the book and Errata.

Let me know if I missed one in the comments section.
Oh, and there is this cool How to Lucet video on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y5K7FiT2Og Not a technique I've used before, but looks simple and straight-forward.

Ohh... fingerloop braiding on YouTube as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UG4CZkZFdM