We are continuing the theme of last newsletter, plaiting.
The 5-strand plait
This time there is no clever starting in the middle liked you learned about the 3-strand plait.
Remember to plait loosely, to allow it to hold its shape while it grows and eventually springs in the oven.
The moves for plaiting a 5-strand: 2 over 3; 5 over 2; and 1 over 3
First picture (above) shows the strands laid out in front of you, and 2 over 3.
Second pic shows 5 coming back the other way, placed over 2 (sitting now between the new 1 & 3).
Third pic shows the final move, 1 over 3,( now 1 is the new 3) and you start the three moves again…..
This is what it is looking like when you are half-way through:
Good luck with plaiting – practice makes perfect after all.