Composed using FingerTips Braid Designer by Gary Mitchell

This design is for the Lady Bindloss's description of the 10-loop letter braid.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Rh gh
out in - in out
17 1 14 13 11 12 - - 16 15 17 18
16 18 27 2 24 23 21 22 - - 26 25 27 28
15 26 28 37 3 34 33 31 32 - - 36 35 37 38
12 11 25 36 38 47 4 44 43 41 42 - - 46 45 47 48
13 14 22 21 35 46 48 57 5 54 53 51 52 - - 56 55 57 58
23 24 32 31 45 56 58 67 6 64 63 61 62 - - 66 65 67 68
33 34 42 41 55 66 68 77 7 74 73 71 72 - - 76 75 77 78
43 44 52 51 65 76 78 87 8 84 83 81 82 - - 86 85 87 88
53 54 62 61 75 86 88 97 9 94 93 91 92 - - 96 95 97 98
63 64 72 71 85 96 98 a7 10 a4 a3 a1 a2 - - a6 a5 a7 a8
73 74 82 81 95 a6 a8 b7 11 b4 b3 b1 b2 - - b6 b5 b7 b8
83 84 92 91 a5 b6 b8 c7 12 c4 c3 c1 c2 - - c6 c5 c7 c8
93 94 a2 a1 b5 c6 c8 d7 13 d4 d3 d1 d2 - - d6 d5 d7 d8
a3 a4 b2 b1 c5 d6 d8 14 e4 e3 e1 e2 - - e6 e5 e7 e8
b3 b4 c2 c1 d5 15 f4 f3 f1 f2 - - f6 f5 f7 f8
c3 c4 d2 d1
d3 d4
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. . . . 14 f5 f1 18 13 11 15 17 13 15 11 17
. . 13 17 12 16 12 16
. . . . 11 12 16 15 14 f5 f1 18 14 f5 f1 18
. . . . 24 15 11 28 23 21 25 27 23 25 21 27
. . 23 27 22 26 22 26
. . . . 21 22 26 25 24 15 11 28 24 15 11 28
. . . . 34 25 21 38 33 31 35 37 33 35 31 37
. . 33 37 32 36 32 36
. . . . 31 32 36 35 34 25 21 38 34 25 21 38
. . . . 44 35 31 48 43 41 45 47 43 45 41 47
. . 43 47 42 46 42 46
. . . . 41 42 46 45 44 35 31 48 44 35 31 48
X . . X 54 45 41 58 53 51 55 57 53 55 51 57
X X 53 57 52 56 52 56
X . . X 51 52 56 55 54 45 41 58 54 45 41 58
X . . X 64 55 51 68 63 61 65 67 63 65 61 67
X X 63 67 62 66 62 66
. X X . 61 62 66 65 64 55 51 68 64 55 51 68
X . . X 74 65 61 78 73 71 75 77 73 75 71 77
X . 73 77 72 76 72 76
X X X X 71 72 76 75 74 65 61 78 74 65 61 78
. . @ @ 84 75 71 88 83 81 85 87 83 85 81 87
. @ 83 87 82 86 82 86
X X @ @ 81 82 86 85 84 75 71 88 84 75 71 88
. . . X 94 85 81 98 93 91 95 97 93 95 91 97
. X 93 97 92 96 92 96
. X . X 91 92 96 95 94 85 81 98 94 85 81 98
% % % % a4 95 91 a8 a3 a1 a5 a7 a3 a5 a1 a7
% % a3 a7 a2 a6 a2 a6
% % % % a1 a2 a6 a5 a4 95 91 a8 a4 95 91 a8
. . . . b4 a5 a1 b8 b3 b1 b5 b7 b3 b5 b1 b7
. . b3 b7 b2 b6 b2 b6
. . . . b1 b2 b6 b5 b4 a5 a1 b8 b4 a5 a1 b8
. . . . c4 b5 b1 c8 c3 c1 c5 c7 c3 c5 c1 c7
. . c3 c7 c2 c6 c2 c6
. . . . c1 c2 c6 c5 c4 b5 b1 c8 c4 b5 b1 c8

To interpret these charts you will need

European Loop Braiding: Instructions for Letter Braids in 17th Century Manuscripts by Noemi Speiser, Joy Boutrup and others.
ISBN 978-0-9562620-1-1

The charts are in same format as on pages 46 to 48 of the book.

You can buy this book at http://www.braidershand.com
To find other sellers of this book please see http://www.isbns.net/isbn/9780956262011

Structure and method
The fell is #1 as shown on page 13. That fell #1 is used is also stated and illustrated on page 9.
This applications is for use with the simpler braiding procedure as described on page 45.
Starting ideas
There are illustrations of historical letters for this braid on page 13.
The corresponding Braiding charts for historical letters and motifs are described in Appendix B on page 46 to 48.
There are more illustrations of historical letters on page 24. The book does not have charts for page 24 letters using this fell and procedure - but from the illustrations you can compose the chart using this application.

Instruction reminder:

Each cycle has 8 operations with all unreversed (U).

* loops are turned to have upper shank colours as indicated on chart before starting a braid cycle

(If you want to braid all the loops as a single worker then you may find it more convenient to SWITCH to 10-loop Nuns Book Orange Chart )

SWITCH to 10-loop Fell 2 Chart

SWITCH to 10-loop Fell 6 Chart

SWITCH to 10-loop Fell 7 Chart

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This tool was designed by Gary Mitchell
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