OCTAGONAL FOAM FILL-THE-GAP KIT: This kit is very handy to have on any occasion. Sorry, no color choice of foam form or threads.
1 octagonal foam 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!