QUOTE (Ladypurr @ Sep 11 2007, 09:37 PM)
Remember, people who do this for a living often had to teach themselves and may not be overly enthused about sharing their secrets.
Susan, I certainly agree in one point. I have knitted lots of Icelandic pullovers and know how hard it is to get good money for such comparably hard work. But on the other hand I think: I can't afford such a halter, so I'd rather try and do it myself, risking that it doesn't look sooo good, but I'd never buy one. I also know that there aren't too many people who would even try to do it themselves, two left hands and so. Otherwise nothing handmade would sell, because there are books about everything and everybody could produce their own stuff ;-)
So if anyone knows how the braids are done, nothing more, just the braids, PLEASE help me, PM or email will do, so you won't share your secrets with all of us and if asked to, I keep everything for myself