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Twisted Spiral Braid
Making different braids using the same pattern Hello everyone! It is good to be able to share another video with you. The pattern being shown this time is a bold, twisted spiral. You can see in this photo how the same pattern can result in different braids....

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Sorting Horse Tail Hair and Setting on the Kumihimo Disk
Sorting hair for braiding There are many ways to sort the hair out. Once you have an idea of what you want to make, you can decide how much hair you need and what length. Hair for spiral braids will need to be longer than for flat braids, simply because mor...

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Cutting a Sample of Tail Hair
Way back in 2012 I spoke about how to get your sample of hair from the horse. The most important thing about getting a sample is safety. If you are used to handling horses the process of cutting some hair should be straight forward. If you are going to brai...

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Reader Showcase Featuring Mary from The Netherlands
  Welcome to the first of a series where the beautiful creations of blog readers is featured! If you have thought about making a bracelet from horse tail hair but have not yet attempted something, perhaps this series will inspire you to have a go.   Read on...

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Making a 12 Strand Rounded Flat Horse Hair Braid
Braid Pattern How to Make a 12 Strand Rounded Flat Kumihimo Braid This pattern is simple to follow and the braid has pretty, rounded edges. The strands in this example contain about 16 tail hairs each. The instructions for this braid are similar to the 8 st...

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12 Strand Rounded Flat Horse Hair Braid
Hello Everyone!  The last few months have been busy with all sorts of commitments. Horse hair projects had to take a back seat for a while but the good news is, more patterns and design ideas are on the way, including video and detailed guides. 12 Strand Ro...

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8 Strand Flat Spiral Braid
There has been quite a lot of discussion on the Facebook page related to this blog about patterns and how to achieve different effects, especially when making an 8 strand braid. Having built up quite a library of braiding books, when I come across a pattern...

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Braiding Shorter Lengths of Horsehair: braided bead necklace (part 2)
How to Make an Attractive Horsehair Necklace Blog followers will recall that in 2014, some tail cuttings were found from my old Irish horse that had been stored in a bag for more than twenty years. The tail hair was dry and brittle and needed a lot of care ...

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Simple Flat Braid Kumihimo Horsehair Bracelet
Eight Strand Flat Braid Bracelet Pattern Some readers have asked about flat braid horsehair bracelets. These are easy to do using a square kumihimo plate. Unlike the basic spiral design though, you need to work through a series of moves then keep repeating ...

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