Who doesn’t love to see a good braiding? A braiding with ribbon is so cute that people sometimes couldn’t handle it! Now you can know how to braiding with ribbon because we are going to reveal it to you!
The first one we are going to tell you how to weaving with three ribbons.
1. Start with the ribbon you have selected
The braid of three ribbons is the most common way to braid, probably most often attributed to classic schoolboy’s hair braids. You can use this method to create a big ribbon. The braided ribbon is suitable for use in situations with high friction. You can use any ribbon material for this way. The ribbon should be flexible enough to braid. If the end of the ribbon is frayed, tie it first before braided. With a synthetic ribbon, you can put the ends together by holding the candle so that it melts and falls together. You can tie the mattress (dental floss can also be used) at the end of the ribbon to put it together. It is known as “whipping.” You can also use adhesive tape to tighten the ends of the ribbon and prevent it from fraying.
2. Tie the three ends of the ribbon
Use a knot or adhesive ribbon to fasten the end of three ribbons tightly. If the ribbon has been tied to the left side of the hand, stretch the ribbon towards the tip of the right hand. The three ribbons must coexist and not overlap to be the starting position. You can also color code the ribbon or use a different color if you want to create a pattern.
3. Cross the ribbon on the outer side of the ribbon in the middle
Start by crossing the A line above the existing B ribbon in the middle. Now the sequence of ribbons is B, A, C. Next cross the other ribbon on the outer side of the new ribbon in the middle, C above A. Now the sequence is B, C, A. This is a basic repetition of the braid pattern for braid with three ribbons.
4. Repeat crossing the ribbon that is on the outer side of the pattern
Continue repeating the pattern of crossing the ribbon on the outer side of the ribbon in the middle and then crossing the ribbon on the other outside of the new ribbon in the middle. In this example, you now cross the ribbon B above C, so B becomes the ribbon in the middle. Then cross the ribbon A above the ribbon B so that A becomes the ribbon in the middle. You can continue this pattern until you reach the end of the ribbon.
5. Tie the ribbon
When you reach the end of the ribbon, you can tighten the braids by tying the three ribbons. You can do this by gluing the ends of the ribbon using an electric cable adhesive tape or cloth adhesive tape, or by tying a secure knot at the end of the braid.
The second one we are going to tell you how to braiding with four ribbons.
1. Start with a flexible ribbon
This method requires four ribbons with excellent flexibility because you will weave some ribbon threads, so it is necessary to make sure the ribbon type used is sufficiently pliable for braids. It is challenging to make a tight braid with something too stiff. Four ribbons are a great choice for high-friction usages, such as cranes and pulleys. Make sure each ribbon thread is joined at the end, either by melting the end of a synthetic ribbon or by tying a natural ribbon. Excess ribbons on a braid of three ribbons will make the ribbon thicker and stronger.
2. Put all the edges together
For this way of braiding, you need to make a knot or put four ribbons together. There are several ways to do it, but the easiest way is to create a tie to unite the four ribbons at the end. You can also tighten it with an electric cable adhesive tape or cloth adhesive tape. You can braid with four separate ribbons or bend two ribbons into two and make two ends of the ribbon as two ribbons so that there are four ribbons. You can also use eight ribbons as long as you braid in groups of two ribbons, which make two ribbons together. For this tutorial, four ribbons will be labeled A, B, C, and D. Ribbons B and C are the centerpieces of two ribbons.
3. Cross the ribbon in the middle
Cross the ribbon C above the ribbon B. Wrap the ribbon C on the ribbon B so that the C-ribbon crosses over the ribbon B before it is wrapped back and back to the starting position in the group. When finished with this step, the fourth end of the ribbon is still in the same order as it was original. The sequence is A, B, C, D.
4. Cross the end of a ribbon over the ribbon in the middle
Cross A on the ribbon B. Do not cross A on the ribbon C. At the end of this step, the sequence of the ends of the ribbon is B, A, C, D.
5. Braid another ribbon
Cross the ribbon D behind the cord C. Take from the other side of the ribbon C and cross over the ribbon A. Do not cross the ribbon D with ribbon B. At the end of this step, the ribbon sequence is B, D, A, C. There is a braid at the end of this stage.
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6. Repeat this pattern along the ribbon
Follow the same model used to finish the first braid along the ribbon until you make the twist as long as necessary or until the ribbon is almost short.
7. Unite on the other end
If the braid is finished, you need to combine the four ribbon at the end of the bundle finish. You can put it together or make a knot to hold the ribbon to be in place.