I spent a lot of time choosing colours( NOT!). I really didn't leave myself a lot of planning time for this. I grabbed the first colours that didn't scream at each other.
This is the starting postion for the 20 strand Flat Braid. I started with 4m of wool on each.
From Left to Right: Colour 1, Colour 1, Colour 2, Colour 2, Colour 3, Colour 4, Colour 5, Colour 1
Repeated on the bottom line.
This is how the braid looked. It was a little over 3 metres long. Of course I wasn't happy to leave it here. As I was experimenting I decided to see what would happen to the braid if I felted it. This is where it starts to get ugly.
The braid would not felt, it just got fluffy in odd places. I didn't trim the left over wool before felting. It looks like dreadlocks.
Now all is not lost. I did learn that the wool braids beautifully. It should sew well together edge to edge. The felting......