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six strand braiding video

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ejm

six strand braiding video

I mentioned earlier that 6 strand braiding is easy and attempted to show my technique with text and drawings. But I could never have managed this without watching the linked videos on that post.

So we took it upon ourselves to make a video of my two-hand braiding technique as a supplement to our text/drawing instructions.

  1. Take the 2nd from left strand in your right hand and the 1st from the left strand in your left hand. Your right hand goes all the way over all the strands to the right (keep hold of that strand); your left hand goes over two strands to the center.
  2. Take the 2nd from right strand in your left hand your right hand is still holding the strand that is now 1st from the right strand (just a moment ago, this strand was the 2nd from the left...). Your left hand goes all the way over all the strands to the left; your right hand goes over two strands to the center.
  3. repeat 'til finished. Tuck ends under.

braiding

The bread recipe and more braiding photos are here:

Happy Braiding!

-Elizabeth

(edited to put video at the top of the post so it's more easily seen)

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Paddyscake

isn't there. There's a link to the drawings and festive bread recipe.

Betty

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ejm

The braiding video is here on The Fresh Loaf in the above post, Betty. The link is for the recipe (but I'll make sure there's a link to the video on the recipe page - thanks for reminding me to do that)


-Elizabeth

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mcs

Elizabeth,
Super job on making it look easy and explaining the process very clearly!  I always have a tough time with the written directions, but seeing it makes it much simpler.  Thanks.


-Mark

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ejm

Thank you, Mark! I'm glad it makes sense.


-Elizabeth

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thefabbaker

check out the fabbaker on you tube doing 8 strand pliats turned into bread wreaths...............

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ejm

Could you post the URL please?

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TammiG

Thank you for making this video! Have always wanted to learn this technique and now you made it so simple to do! appreiciate the effort

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ejm

You're very welcome, Tammi. i'm glad it was helpful.


-Elizabeth