I was recently asked to make a Braid for a Wedding Ceremony. The Bride & Groom want to include a Handfasting Ceremony.
Initially the Bride requested a 13 strand braid however once we started discussing the details it quickly became apparent that what she really wanted was a braid with 13 specific colours.
The colours were Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Brown, Blue, Purple, White, Grey, Black, Silver and Gold. I placed the Gold between the Red & Pink, the Silver was between the Blue & Purple.
It took about 20 mins of Braiding before the pattern started to develop and all up about 4 hours of braiding to complete the 1.6m length. Of course I underestimated the time of setting up the bobbins but I was happy that the time I quoted for the braiding was spot on. I am thrilled with the result, I hope the
Bride & Groom are as well.
This post was first published here on 28th October, 2010.