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TEXTILE DESIGN / Bracciali geometrici in treccia a sezione quadrata (Geometrical bracelets, square braid) / 2009

Felt roving
Eight-strand square braid and one-strand lucet braid


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Though the two bracelets were made using two completely different techniques, the result is interestingly identical: one straight square braid element subsequently joined at the ends.

The first structure is an eight-strand hand-braided braid, the second consists of one element hooked on to itself by means of a special little tool called lucet.

I found the square section unusual and I decided to enhance its look by using a thick felt yarn. After making the bracelets I realized that I myself couldn’t tell the two types apart unless I had a look at the joins.