“The Art of Braiding, Turk’s Head II”
By: Gail Hought
The group of buttons and knots chosen for The Art of Braiding, Turk’s Head II are all new, thus the instructions are new as well. The exemptions are a few more common braided Turk’s head’s needed as groundwork.
As I was deciding on which new buttons to select, I explored many potential candidates. Of those possibilities, I only chose those I felt I would want to braid again. These were the buttons and knots I found fascinating, attractive and fun to braid. Others I explored did not fit my criteria so were eliminated. The buttons and knots included range from easy to braid to more complicated and challenging, but all are interesting and enjoyable to work.
What is a Turk’s-head? Ron Edwards describes it as “a tubular knot tied with a single strand which shows a regular repeating pattern and which starts and finishes in the same place.”