Gimp lacing is a crafting item also referred to as vinyl lace and craft lacing. Gimp is most commonly used to make braided lanyard crafts in a variety of colours and shapes. The ladder braid combines six pieces of gimp together to make a flat braid. Five of the coloured laces used weave left and right as the braid continues, while the sixth coloured lace travels vertically in a straight line from the start of the braid to the finish.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 6 gimp laces
Stack the six laces atop each other, with the colour you want to run straight third from bottom.
Grab one end of all six laces, form a loop, then pass the ends through the loop and pull to tie a knot.
Arrange the laces side-by-side, with the bottom lace on the left, the second bottom lace second from left, and so on.
Weave the right lace over the lace second from right, under the lace third from right, and over the lace fourth from right.
Weave the left lace over the lace second from left, under the lace third from left and over the lace fourth from left.
Pull the three left laces to the left and the three right laces to the right to tighten the stitch.
Repeat the weave until your braid is as long as desired.
Grab all six loose ends and tie a knot as you did at the start of the braid.
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