The next NEBBies meet is this Saturday - 24th May 2014 - 2 to 5pm - at Knotty Hill Golf Club House! For those new to the plate - I will demo the 10 warp and 20 warp braids.
This 10 warp braid is created using the instructions that come with the plate - 5 colours (2 metres of each) and closure.
Twenty warps creates a chevron flat braid - 5 colours (4 metres of each) and closure. Start point shown below - on my old plate reserved for thick cords.....personally I think it is way easier than the 10 warp!
For those who are wanting to learn how to add beads - need Slon Tex - and beads that accommodate 2 passes of the cord! This is set up on my plate reserved for fine cord. Beads are added as you go - so no need for pre-loading. I have used 10 metres and a shank button as a closure. I needed an extra piece of cord at attached the weight to the shank button.
Useful extras are scissors, tape measure, needle and thread and fabric glue. If you are using 1mm or 2mm rattail - ribbon clasp - and jewellery glue suitable for metals.