Category Archives: Stitching: adding gathers

Butterfly Braid

A dutch braid that looks like a chain of butterflies landed.

I love unique braid patterns that stand out. Be patient with yourself when learning this beautiful braid. It is advanced. I hope to see photos when you get it braided. Come post in our Facebook group.

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Feather Loose

Super loose braids can be super pretty.

Add a touch of elegance to your french braid today. Braid it as loose as you can to get that feathery feel. Tuck up the tail under the braid to finish off the look.

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Single Braids

Be creative with your basic braids.

The number of strands you use to create a braid can affect the total overall look of the hairstyle.  Find a new braid pattern that grabs your interest and use it to make your braid today.

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Herringbone

The french herringbone braid pattern uses two strands. A tiny bit of hair is sectioned off and crossed over from each side. The two tiny sections make little “x”‘s all the way down as you section out, cross, section out a new one, cross…repeat all the way down.

cut out herringboneIn the midst of this braid pattern you may think there are four strands being used to braid. However, if you pause in the braid when there are no bits sectioned out, you are only holding two strands.

herringThere are many videos on youtube showing how to do the herringbone braid pattern.

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Rosettes

What can be done with the rosette braid pattern?

The rosette braid pattern can be used like all other braid patterns. You may create tail braids, stitch braids, and lace braids. Plus, it may be used as accents. Just like all braid patterns.

1r2r3rAdding accents to a rosette braid is a beautiful way to make a simple style more active.

4rUsing the rosette braid pattern as accents themselves is also very beautiful. It can make a simple ponytail look amazing.

5rAnd don’t forget, any braid pattern may be used to create any form. Use rosettes to do the circle form or double form today! Experiment using it on all the forms to see how you like using the rosette braid pattern.

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Pretzel Braid Pattern

There are so many braid patterns today. One is called the pretzel braid. It involves tying a knot in the hair using one strand. It can be done in a tail braid, a french braid (or as I call it…stitch braid), and you may lace it as well. It is a looser braid for people who don’t like their hair slicked back tight. Bobby pins in each little pretzel help keep it in place.

pretzelsThe pretzel braid makes great accents as well. Keep them loose and full for maximum effect. Hairspray works wonders helping it stay in place. Have fun experimenting with this braid pattern.

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