Transition: 16 Strand Diamond Plait to Herringbone Plait

Bernie Wojcicki was an Australian whip maker that made several thousand whips over his life time. Unfortunately I never got the chance to correspond with him as he died in 2016, a few months before I became interested in the craft.  He did a series of videos over the last 10 years or so of his life and they are available on his YouTube channel, Bernie46

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnAT3qbpSM6YyN53PBOztBw

If you are at all interested in this art you should watch his videos.

This transition is buried in a video he made showing how to do a 16 plait diamond braid for the handle of a bullwhip and this is how he transitioned from the diamond plait to the herringbone plait for the thong.

This is the starting position-the next strand to be worked is the upper right-hand strand (silver.)20170705_191348

the silver strand is pulled around behind the piece and plaited U1, O1, U1,O1, U1, O3

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This is repeated on the right hand side, bringing the uppermost left-hand strand behind and U1, O1, U1, O1, U1, O320170705_220751

The nest upper right-hand strand is brought around behind and U1, O1, U1, O5 20170705_220925

and then repeated with the upper left hand strand20170705_221041

The next upper right-hand strand is brought around behind and then U1 O1, U2, O420170705_221217

mirrored by the upper left-hand strand20170705_221322

Now the herringbone is established and you continue on with and under 4, over 4 pattern.20170705_22143020170705_22160420170705_222427

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