From: The Art of Braiding Bread
Thanks for posting your videos. They're very clear and well done. I'd love to learn how you shape the strands so perfectly in the first place.
Thank you YY
RE: The shaping of the strands:
Practice, practice, practice. I know this is a hard answer because you were expecting something magical or a very expensive machine to do it, but that's it. Please ask me something easier next time.
That answer makes perfect sense. I'm sure your hands are more adept than any machine can be.
Do you use a version similar to Maggie Glezer's, where you first iron out pre-shaped rounds into a large, flat shape and then roll up that flat shape up tightly to form the strands?
I'll understand if your method is a patented secret. Thanks!
The method demonstrated by Maggie Glazer
is a good beginning for forming strands