Take a piece of lace,
wrap it around your wrist 3 times and cut to length. Cut two other pieces
the same length. Leaving a 4cm tail, tightly wrap the cotton around all
the pieces to tie them together. Several wraps are necessary for strength.
Tie off the cotton.
Braiding or Plaiting is very easy.
Hold the 3 pieces in your hand so you can always identify the left, centre
and right hand side. Simply take the outer string and pass it over the
centre one so that it is now in the middle. Next take the other outer
side and pass that over the (new) centre string so that it now becomes
the middle one. Then swap back to the other side and pass that to the
middle. And so on ... That's all it is, just keep putting alternate outside
ones to the middle.
Once you have braided enough to go
around your wrist, secure the other end by wrapping the cotton around
and tie off.
Leave one tail on each side long
enough to secure the wristlet around your wrist. Cut the spare tails off
shorter. You may tie knots or add beads to the loose tails or just leave
them as they are.