The Arts: Crafts: Textiles: (Braiding Textiles )

Includes techniques including kumihimo (various Japanese techniques), ply-split braiding, and finger-loop braiding. Braids can be used as ties, closures or trim on garments, as straps or belts, or as jewelry. Other off-loom techniques include card (tablet), backstrap and inkle weaving, all found under the Weaving section. Braiding Textiles Crafts Arts.

A braid (also referred to as a plait ) is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing three or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire, or hair. (wikipedia)