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    Default 3-strand rope braid tutorial?

    Could somebody point me in the direction of a good 3-strand rope braid tutorial? I understand how the 2-strand rope braid works, but can't get the 3-strand variation to stay tight.

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    Default Re: 3-strand rope braid tutorial?

    The only one I know of is this one: http://2good2lose.com/braid-rope.shtml
    Basically it works like with two strands, you just have to twist the rightmost strand then put it all the way to the left, twist rightmost strand again and put it to the left (over both the other strands). Hope that helps

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    Default Re: 3-strand rope braid tutorial?

    Oh goody, thanks for that Phexlyn. Been looking for a tutorial for this too!
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    Default Re: 3-strand rope braid tutorial?

    And once you get the three-strand one down you can take a shot at the four-strand rope braid!

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    Default Re: 3-strand rope braid tutorial?

    Thanks Phexlyn! I just tried it and it worked!! My braid is much tighter now.

    I do think that the whole hand positioning explanation in the tut is making it harder to understand than it really is, though. Your explanation made it much more clear, so double thanks for that!

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    Default Re: 3-strand rope braid tutorial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gumball View Post
    And once you get the three-strand one down you can take a shot at the four-strand rope braid!
    ...showoff. hehe,

    I'm assuming both of these variations (3 & 4 strand) eat up quite a bit of length, yes?

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    Default Re: 3-strand rope braid tutorial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gumball View Post
    And once you get the three-strand one down you can take a shot at the four-strand rope braid!

    Ah great, pictures!! I'll give that a go too! Perhaps one day my signature style will be the 20 strand french and dutch rope braid rose bun

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