Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Braiding and Knotting

Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Braiding and Knotting

by Sherri Haab


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Learn how to make bracelets, belts, leashes, and more using braiding and knotting techniques. It's creative fun that's knot to be missed!

This comprehensive beginner's guide teaches the techniques of kumihimo (braiding), plaiting, knotting, and macrame. Written for young minds, Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Braiding and Knotting gives readers the basics for working with different cords and fibers to create projects such as bracelets, necklaces, leashes, keychains, wall hangings, and more. Some of these fun projects incorporate beads, stones, and other findings.

Each section of Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Braiding and Knotting begins with an introduction to the materials required then gradually introduces skills and techniques until kids are braiding and knotting with confidence and ease. Visual learners will love the 250 how-to photos and illustrations, as well as clear, concise instructions—all easily understood by grade-school kids. Each project lists the skills that will be exercised in making it, and projects are rated for difficulty, so kids can progress to higher levels as they learn new skills and develop dexterity. You'll find that the book provides a foundation for a lifetime of braiding, knotting, and macrame enjoyment.

Keep little fingers braiding for hours and give kids' eyes a break from technology with the fun and creative craft of braiding and knotting!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589239371
Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: Creative Kids Crafts Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sherri Haab is a bestselling and award-winning author of crafts books for both adults and kids, with more than 30 titles published. She also has a reputation as an innovative product developer, with an image transfer medium, an electroforming device, and an environmentally safe line of etching products to her credit. As the author of several jewelry technique books for adults, she has led jewelry making workshops all over the country. Sherri's work has been widely published in several jewelry making and kids' magazines, and she's appeared on many crafts TV shows, including JewelryTV (JTV), Jewelry Making with Jackie Guerra (DIY), and Beads, Baubles & Jewels (PBS).

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Knotting and Braiding Basics 8

Knotting and Braiding Materials 10

Tools and Supplies 12

Beads and Findings 14

Starting, Finishing, and Knotting Tips 16

Basic Braids and Knots 20

Three-Strand Braid 20

Four-Strand Braid 21

Overhand Knot 22

Half-Knot 23

Square Knot 24

Alternating Square Knot 25

Half-Hitch Knot 26

Double Half-Hitch Knot 27

Alternating Half-Hitch Knot 28

Lark's Head Knot 29

Diagonal Stripes 30

Chevron 32

Projects 34

Survival (Paracord) Bracelet 36

Novelty Bead Bracelets 42

Fancy Flip-Flops 48

Micro Minis Trio 52

Dragonfly Key Chain 62

Dog Leash 66

Spiral Earbuds 70

Diagonal Friendship Bracelet 74

Chevron Friendship Bracelet 78

Quartz Stone Necklace 82

Owl Key Chain 88

Plant Hanger 96

Wooden Bead Necklace 102

Wall Hanging 106

Kumihimo Bracelet 110

Resources 116

About the Author 117

Index 118

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