looking for good diagrams for braiding

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  1. Evrgrn Mercury

    Evrgrn Mercury Senior Member+

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    Hey does any one know of a great website for Braiding with yarn that has good diagrams as I only know by doing elastics and would love to know how by our next horse show in August .

    Also any sites that have diagrams on how to build a tack box which I know of one, but do not want to pay for blue prints.

    Thanks guys

    Janie
     






  2. Amigo

    Amigo Senior Member

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    Heres a vid of how to: Video: How To Plait A Horse's Mane (Pets: Horses)

    How To Plait A Mane

    You will need :-

    • Mane Comb
      Water brush or sponge
      Thread/cotton
      Rubber bands
      Blunt-ended scissors
      Large-eyed blunt-ended needle (darning)
    Brush the mane so it lies flat against the horse's neck and damp it down slightly with a water brush or sponge.
    Divide the mane into equal sections and secure with elastic bands.
    [​IMG][​IMG]Thread the needle with the thread and tie it to the eye of the needle making it easy to find if you drop it.
    Working from the top of the neck damp down each section and then start plaiting neatly weaving the thread into the plait, keeping the top of the plait tight against the roots of the hair.
    Plait down as far as you can and then wrap the thread round the end of the plait and secure it with a half-hitch knot.
    [​IMG][​IMG]Take your needle and pass it through the mane near the roots halving the length of the plait.
    Fold the plait in half again and put the needle back through the root and folded plait. Secure by stitching through the plait several times.
    Finish off by plaiting the forelock.
    Plaiting a Mane
     
  3. JKetsche

    JKetsche Senior Member+

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    That's great, but she wanted them done with yarn, not sewn in!

    Sorry, I don't do yarn. :(
     
  4. Fox Glove

    Fox Glove Senior Member+

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    You can sew yarn in as well,infact I'd rather :)
    This article does a pretty good job, I just think they get sloppy this way.
    How to Braid a Horse's Mane - Associated Content

    As for making a tackbox,
    EQUUS #237 had plans, see if you can purchanse a backcopy from them.

    ID-151

    Good luck with making the box, your braiding and your show in August!
    Paula
     
  5. Amigo

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    whats the difference between yarn and sewn in? :S
     
  6. Fox Glove

    Fox Glove Senior Member+

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    Some people "loop" the yarn into the first quater to first half of the braid,
    and use that to tie the braid, I feel this gets very loose at the neck.

    I always sew with yarn myself.
    Paula
     






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