Did some dying. Single layer of 60-75% Bordeaux & rest is pearl animal fats & sulfates mixed dye.
Decent looking front for a test piece. The top became tilted to the side slightly on the start which does not really show in this photo.
On the left end of the photo you can see the tilting of the start of the braid. From the right about a third of the way in you can observe the double strand drop sliding under the rest of the braid.
I’m worried the design is shorter than I intended when allowing for the tail … should have added 6 inches per strand