OCTAGONAL CARDBOARD FILL-THE-GAP KIT: Jump right into easy Fill-the-Gap braiding with this kit. It’s the perfect gift for people who like to keep their hands busy while traveling or listening to a lecture Let us select a nice color choice threads for your first project.
1 octagonal cardboard form
7 cardboard bobbins
4 skeins of thread (40 yards total)
Instructions for Viking Fill-the-Gap braiding
FILL-THE-GAP: All you need to know is how to count to three, so it is the easiest braided cord for small children or beginner cord-makers to learn. This simple but effective octagonal braiding technique is also called Viking 7-strand plaiting, dating back to at least 900 AD. It was originally used for straw plaiting but the adaptation to kumihimo cards gives you the most fun variation ever! Even small children can produce colorful cord in no time!