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Alligator braid

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audra36274

Alligator braid

Any one want to practice on their braiding skills? Even if your not wanting to make an alligator, this video made me UNDERSTAND how to braid more than 3 braids at the time. I had it on paper, but I still didn't "get it". I had to do and re-do. Maybe it will help some of you too. I hope it isn't too simple for most of you, I have braided a lot, but this guy made it easy and understand-able.  I feel like now I could do a 12 braid and not bat an eye. I just wish his logo wouldn't have been in the way. ANYWAY, I hope it helps some of you too.  

                                                                                                                                            Audra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyjjb9P4E5s

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swtgran

Thank you Audra, that was fun as well as educational.  I wonder how much time that young man spent playing with playdough as a kid?  Terry

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audra36274

I wish it had the final product at the end. I get lost in those videos when I start. I look at one then another, and another. This was the first time I had posted a link, I'm glad it worked.

                                                                                           Audra

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rainbowbrown

Well, that was just awesome, thanks for posting it. I, occasionally, get lost in the videos myself. My favorite was one on youtube in which this teenager was left home alone in Japan by his friends who went on vacation without him. He made a video on how to make bread because he was bored. He was quite funny in his manner, his method was very chaotic, he said something to the affect of "measuring is stupid", his bread turned out really good looking and it was one of the most entertaining bread making videos I'd seen. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find it again. Isn't youtube great?

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audra36274

that made it all make sence to me. If you have ever read the instructions on one of those 6 or more braids, it can make your blood pressure go very high before you finish. All that bring # 5 over#2 skipping #'s 3,4, and 1 can make you loose your mind. They all look alike and they are dough does not come numbered! Its funny how one simple word like basketweaving can make the lightbulb go off.

 And yes utube is great!

                                                                            

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jleung

Thanks for posting that link. It's definitely a lot easier to understand how to braid bread when you see someone doing it rather than static diagrams. (I think the alligator bread would have been huge though. The feet alone were made from 1 lb "sausages" of dough!)

- Jacqueline