6-strand braiding video

summary: video of 6 strand braiding; submission for yeastspotting (click on images to see larger views and more photos)

6 strand braiding We’ve been having fun!!

I mentioned earlier that 6 strand braiding is easy and attempted to show my technique with text and drawings. Stefanie (Hefe und mehr) mentioned that watching the linked videos on that post was what really helped her to understand how to do the braid. (I must say that I too only really understood after watching the videos.)

So we took it upon ourselves to make a video of my two-hand braiding technique as a supplement to our text/drawing instructions.

It only took us about 48 hours to fight with Windows Movie Maker, microphones, etc. etc. and put the video together. :lalala: And now that it’s done, I’m happy to report that we are still speaking to each other.

I even joined YouTube so I could post it there for posterity. It has only taken me about 8 hours :stomp: to figure out how to upload the video. (reboot computer, empty caches, run spyware detectors, tear hair, etc. etc.)

But here it is at last:

(If you cannot view the video, please try going directly to YouTube: 6 strand braiding)

Happy braiding!

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9 responses to “6-strand braiding video

  1. Stefanie

    that video is perfekt! I showed it to my mom, because when i try to explain it to her on telephon, she was as confused then i was at the first time ;-) But the video helped a lot and at the end we both came up to the conclusion, thats once you figured out how to do it, the braiding is really easy.
    Now she is planning to try it with her kids in the elemantary school – i hope, she will make pictures.
    Greetings from Germany

  2. Mats Flemstrom

    Hey, this video is excellent! Too bad the on-air talent didn’t show her face! Next time for sure! Wonderfully paced and clear speaking voice; almost made the sur-titles redundant.
    Have to admit that following the braiding made me just a tad dizzy by the end! Can’t wait to see the next blockbuster.

  3. CAM

    this is really well done. While speaking voice really excellent and well-paced, the subtitles will be useful for those for whom English is not their first language or who have a hearing impairment. Great that you have a YouTube channel. I look forward to more videos!

  4. ejm Post author

    Thank you all!! I’m so glad to hear that the instructions are clear. And I’ll be very interested to hear about the elementary school children doing these braids.

    As for the subtitles, initially, we were going to have subtitles only because so many people (ie: me – and of course, everyone is exactly like me, me, me :-)) have their speakers turned off by default. But then I noticed that it was possible to add sound. And that seemed like too much fun (cough) not to attempt adding that too.

    I’m not sure when (or what subject it will be) the next video will be – or even if we’ll do another. After all, it’s not as if the YouTube market isn’t already quite saturated. Although… there are the round 6strand loaves and a FLAT 6 strand braid as well. But I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you. I’m not all that organized. :lalala:


  5. Baking Soda

    Wow! Amazing! You blow me away, so professional! Thanks for the trouble you went through to bring us this. (Hope your hair is recovering…)

    Thank you, Karen, you’re too kind! And yes, the short ripped bald section just above my forehead is hardly noticeable at all. -Elizabeth

  6. Susan/Wild Yeast

    Really clear 6-braid instruction! And I hear you about the technical complexity of being your own filmmaker.

    Thank you, Susan! Yup, doing the voice-over just about did me in. Heh… I wonder if I kept any of the out-takes. On second thought, I don’t think I’ll look; it’s probably best if I didn’t. ;-) -Elizabeth

  7. Dwight

    I have messed with that 6 strand braid until I thought my teeth would fall out or something, . . . then I found your video.

    Thank you seems too little for how much it helped, . . . but thank you anyway.

    May God bless,

    I’m so pleased to hear that the video is helpful, Dwight. And I know what you mean about teeth almost falling out and/or being ground down. Happy bread braiding! -Elizabeth


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