FingerTips Braid Designer: A web application by Gary Mitchell to compose a 7-loop double braid (2 reversed turns)

Braid ID 441

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QU UU
PU VU RU VU
PL QU PL SU PL
VL QL RU QL TL QL
PU RL SU RL UL RL
QU SL TL SL VL SL
RU TU UL TU PU TU
SU UU VL UU QU UU
TL VU PU VU RU VU
UL PL QU PL SU PL
VL QL RU QL TL QL
PU TU PU RL SU RL UL RL
PL TL QU SL TL SL VL SL
RU TU UL TU PU TU
QU UU SU UU VL UU QU UU
QL UL TL VU PU VU RU VU
UL PL QU PL SU PL
RU VU VL QL RU QL TL QL
RL VL PU RL SU RL UL RL
QU SL TL SL VL SL
SU -- RU TU UL TU PU TU
SL -- SU UU VL UU QU UU
TL VU PU VU
UL PL
VL
SX Surface Exchange Cycle +
RV Reverse Colours Cycle -

Instruction reminder:

These are simplified instructions. In particular for a detailed illustration of how to lift a loop up through another please see Ingrid Crickmore's article with illustrations in the book:
small threads that move jpeg
The book (ISBN: 978-0-9573127-0-8) can be bought from shop.braidershand.com or from the Braid Society

  1. Using any operator finger on right hand reach through B left and take A left (Reversed anticlockwise = take from below bottom shank
    Shift B left up to A
    Return taken loop to position B left
  2. Using any operator finger on right hand lift C left up through B left
    Shift B left down to C left
    Put taken loop onto empty position B left
  3. Using D right take C left through D left unreversed.
    Shift D left up to C left.
  4. Using any operator finger on left hand reach through B right and take A right (Reversed clockwise = take from below bottom shank
    Shift B right up to A
    Return taken loop to position B right
  5. Using any operator finger on left hand lift C right up through B right
    Shift B right down to C right
    Put taken loop onto empty position B right
  6. Using D left take C right through D right unreversed.
    Shift D right up to C right.

Repeat.

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This tool was designed by Gary Mitchell
If you found the program useful please recommend it to other braiders
:-)