Another try to sharpen my skills each week in several different areas.
Today I revisited last week’s 8 part braid in Tandy Leather’s superior calf – with focus on the anchor point to the key ring. You can see the standard one here. Two weeks previous to that, I tried the over under methodology of starting – which was pretty much trash. You can see that here.
Of note here…much tighter top loop. I forgot the correct tension when I took 6 months off of braiding.
I measure out 72″ per strand. With four strands total or 4 x 3mm wide strands x 72″ long strands, then folded them in half around the key ring before braiding. That gave me 8 strands x 3 mm wide x 36″ strands. I stopped at about 17″ or 18″ of 8 part braided up, then with 18″ of free strand. Which means I lost about 18″ or to make my 8 part work.