Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What to DO with braids...

Rian asked "What does one do with the braid? "

The one I am currently doing will probably end up long enough for a bracelet - since it is my learning piece, it really does not have to have a purpose, but I will find some way to use it. The round braids could make bracelets, necklaces, badge holders, shoelaces, key chain fobs, scissor fobs, napkin rings...the flat ones could be bookmarks, curtain ties, headbands, guitar straps - anything you would use a ribbon for could be replaced with a flat braid...You could braid around a core and make jump-ropes, or plant hangers...

I am sure there are hundreds of ways to use braids...of course I probably will find some way to incorporate braids into my crazy quilting...I am thinking of trying one with embroidery floss to get a really thin braid...

3 comments:

Rian said...

Jump rope! There ya go!

Granny Fran said...

I think a braid made of embroidery floss is a great idea. You could couch them onto a quilt. I made some unusual braids out of an old history of fiber textbook I had from college and used them to hang my folding needlepoint scissors around my neck while stitching.

diva of quilts said...

Those braids look really fun! When I was into making purses I was always searching for the perfect cords to use as handles.

I really liked your idea about the beaded neckchain for my cell phone pouch. I'm wondering though if it's strong enough to hold the weight for an extended period (1 layer rayon fabric, 1 layer cotton batting, 1 layer wool felt. the 2 sides are held together with 2 strands of cotton embroidery floss). I just made to to be protection.