Yesterday in addition to finishing up plaiting projects that I had started a while ago, I also added a wrist loop to the snake whip that I made a couple of days ago. It’s owner had emailed me and asked if I could add it.
Here’s the whip before the wrist loop was added:
So I had to take off the turkshead and braid a wrist loop:
Then I had to attach the wrist loop and redo the turks head:
When adding this wrist loop I couldn’t have reused the turkshead’s lace for the same knot again because once they are tied and trimmed I’d have a very difficult time retying it and due to the added bulk (not much, but enough) of the wrist loop the lace probably wouldn’t fit. So I cut the lace down the middle to make two thin strands, then folded each in the middle and flat braided them to make the wrist loop. Finally I cut a new piece of lace for the turkshead knot.
Today I’ve got a busy performing schedule so I probably wont’ get any plaiting in.