|TSII #422, built in 2005. Blanket by Snow|
|TSII #422, built in 2005. Four-strand Round braid on cantle.|
|TSII #438, built in 2004. Four-strand Round braid on cantle.|
|Seat to TSII #456. Four-strand Round braid on cantle.|
|All I've got left.|
(Can you tell I've got 2 different lamps on my bench?! Incandescent left, florescent right)
Here's the back of my test piece, revealing much:
|TSII #447, built in 2008. Spanish Edge Braiding of 2 Loops on the cantle.|
|TSII #456 'Star Wars', unfinished|
|TSII #444, built in 2006. Spanish Edge Braiding of 2 Loops on the cantle.|
|TSII #454, built in 2015. Spanish Edge Braiding of 2 Loops on the cantle.|
I start with about 18 inches of Galaxy lace straight off the spool.
I gauge my silver braiding strips to one of the chief tools I'll be using for edge braiding, my big Needle Chisel. This shot shows the blade of the Needle Chisel (with red wrappings) held against the oh-so-handy markings on the inside of the peeled Galaxy lace. The Chisel cuts the slits in the leather this lace will be fed through. It so happens that my chisel equals about 1 1/2 to 2 "squares" of the markings.
Part II will treat the Four-Strand Round edge braiding.