A Transcription of the Lady Bindloss Braid Manuscript

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Transcription and translation by Zoe Kuhn Williams (Azza al-Shirazi), azzazazo zat yahoo.com, with a little help from Greg Lindahl (Gregory Blount).

This document is presented courtesy of the Wigan Council (UK) Heritage Archives, Ref D/D St C1. Contact: The Archivist, Town Hall, Leigh, Wigan WN7 2DY, United Kingdom; Telephone +44 01942 404430; Fax: +44 01942 404425; heritage zat wlct.org; http://www.wlct.org/Culture/Heritage/archives.htm

This manuscript was written prior to 1660, according to Noemi Speiser in her Old English Pattern Books for Loop Braiding, 2000, Switzerland.

My thanks to Alan Davies, Archivist at Wigan Archives Service.

The braid instructions are not numbered in the manuscript. I have numbered them for convenience. In the transcript, I have preserved spelling, crossings out and punctuation as best I could. Many times the number 'one' was dotted, including i0, i5, etc., but I have left this out.

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1. One bodies worke

to make thes purstrings, place :3: boes of
red, one the one hand, and .2. boes of whit one
the other hand and then worke throwgh
dubbill boes and worke all take all under,

      1. One body's work

To make these pursestrings, place 3 bows of
red on the one hand, and 2 bows of white on
the other hand and then work through
double bows and take all under.

2. One bodies worke

To make thes 2 strings at one working, take
5 boes linked with red and white and plase :3
boes one the hand and .2. boes one the other
hand and red up one the one hand and white
up of the other. Then worke through dubbill
boes thakinge the upper side of the loest -
boes of bothe hands,

      2. One body's work

To make these 2 strings at one working, take
5 bows linked with red and white and place 3
boes on the hand and 2 boes on the other
hand, with red up on the one hand and white
up of the other. Then worke through double
boes taking the upper side of the lowest
boes of both hands,

3. One bodies worke

To make a string that euery egge shall keep
his collor: take 5 boes linced with red and
whit and plase 3 boes on the one hand red up
and 2 boes on the other whit up and worke
threw dubbill boes all take all under

      3. One body's work

To make a string that every edge shall keep
his color, take 5 bows linked with red and
white and place 3 bows on the one hand red up
and 2 bows on the other white up and work
through double bows take all under.

4. One bodies worke

To make this flat string, warpe .3. boes
of red & .2. boes of white plase red one the
one hand and whit one the other then
worke throw dubbill boes, taking the upar
sid of the boe of the left hand and the loer
side of the right,

      4. One body's work

To make this flat string, warp 3 bows
of red & 2 bows of white place red on the
one hand and white on the other then
work through double bows, taking the upper
side of the bow of the left hand and the lower
side of the right.

5. 2 bodies worke

To make the waine string warpe .5: boes
of red, and giufe the Re: warpe .3 boes of gren
and 2. of yallo and giue other party, plasing
3. boes one the out hand and 2 boes on
the in hand of both parties a like and
then worke both throw dubbill boes and
take all under,

      5. 2 bodies' work

To make the wave[?] string warp 5 bows
of red and give [to] the receiver. Warp 3 bows of green
and 2 of yellow and give [to the] other party, placing
3 bows on the out hand and 2 bows on
the in hand of both parties alike and
then work both through double bows and
take all under,

6. 2 bodies worke

To make the dubbill stafe and cheuern
warpe 5 boes of yalloe and giue the Re warpe
5 boes of greene and giue the other partie,
plasing 3 boes one the out hand and to boes
one the in hand of both parties a like and
then worke the spannish braid the .Re taking
the priuet stich, changing twise making the
staffe, Chaning once making the Cheuern,

      6. 2 bodies' work

To make the double staff and chevron
warp 5 bows of yellow and give [to] the receiver. Warp
5 bows of green and give [to] the other party,
placing 3 bows on the out hand and two bows
on the in hand of both parties alike and
then work the Spanish braid, the receiver taking
the private stitch, changing twice making the
staff, changing once making the chevron.

7. 2 bodies worke

To make the broad arrowehed, warpe .5. boes
of greene and giue the .Re warpe .5. boes of
yalloe and giue the other party plasing .3.
boes of the out hand and .2. boes on the in
hand of both parties a like then worke
the spannish braid the Re taking
the priuiet stich,

      7. 2 bodies' work

To make the broad arrowhead, warp 5 bows
of green and give [to] the receiver. Warp 5 bows of
yellow and give [to] the other party, placing 3
bows of the out hand and 2 bows on the in
hand of both parties alike. Then work
the Spanish braid, the receiver taking
the private stitch.

8. 2 bodies worke

To make a round & holloe point warpe ___ bes
of greene & giue the Re: warpe .5. boes of yalloe
& giue the other party. plasing :3. boes of the
out hand & to boes one the in hand of both
parties alike & then worke the spannish
braid both taking the priuit stich,

      8. 2 bodies' work

To make a round & hollow point, warp [5?] bows
of green & give [to] the receiver. Warp 5 bows of yellow
& give [to] the other party, placing 3 bows on the
out hand & two bows on the in hand of both
parties alike & then work the Spanish
braid, both taking the private stitch.

9. 2 bodies worke

To make thes 2 together, giue to each
parties - 5 boes plasing 3 one the out hand
and .2. one the in hand and then worke
both throw dubbill boes and take the top
of the loe finger of both hands,

      9. 2 bodies' work

To make these 2 together, give to each
party 5 bows, placing 3 on the out hand
and 2 on the in hand and then work
both through double bows and take the top
of the low finger of both hands.

10. 2 bodies worke

To make the flagin braide take .10 boes
linked with red and whit giuing to each
partie 5 bows apees plasing 3. boes one the
out hand and 2 one the in hand of both
parties a like and red up of all hands &
then worke both through one boe and take
the tope of the loe finger of all hands,

      10. 2 bodies' work

To make the flagon braid, take 10 bows
linked with red and white giving to each
party 5 bows apiece, placing 3 bows on the
out hand and 2 on the in hand of both
parties alike and red up of all hands &
then work both through one bow and take
the top of the low finger of all hands.

11. one bodies worke

Take .5. boes linked with red and
whit plase 3 one the out hand & to one
the in hand red up of both through
dubbill boe and all undor,

      11. One body's work

Take 5 bows linked with red and
white. Place 3 on the out hand & two on
the in hand, red up of both, through
double bows and all under.

[No braid is attached to this receipt.]

12. 2 bodies worke

To make the flaggon bread take .10. boes
linked with red and whit, giuen to each
party 5 boes apees plasing 3 boes on the
out hand and 2 boes on the in hand of
both parties a like and red up of all hands
and then worke both through one boe and
take the tope of the loe finger of all hands

      12. 2 bodies' work

To make the flagon braid, take 10 bows
linked with red and white given to each
party 5 bows apiece placing 3 bows on the
out hand and 2 bows on the in hand of
both parties alike and red up of all hands
and then work both through one bow and
take the top of the low finger of all hands

13. 2 bodies worke

To make the stafe and .4. crouns take :10.
boes linked with red and whit and giue
to each party 5 boes a pees plasing 3. boes
one the out hand and .2. one the in
hand of both parttis a like, and red up
of bouth your out hands, and whit up
of both youre in hands and then worke
both through dubbill boes and take
all under, to make the stafe, and when you
doe thinke the staf long enufe, then turn
youre joyning fingers, red up, working
still throw dubbill boes to make .4.
Crouns, but Remember that .5 stiches
madeth a Croun then worke againe as at
first and thous worke continually

      13. 2 bodies' work

To make the staff and 4 crowns, take 10
bows linked with red and white and give
to each party 5 bows apiece placing 3 bows
on the out hand and 2 on the in
hand of both parties alike, and red up
on both your out hands, and white up
on both your in hands and then work
both through double bows and take
all under, to make the staff. And when you
do think the staff long enough, then turn
your adjoining fingers, red up, working
still through double bows to make 4
crowns, but remember that 5 stitches
made a crown. Then work again as at
first and thus work continually.

14. 2 bodis worke

To make thes 2 strings to gether warpe
.6. boes of red and 4 of yalloe and plase 3.
boes one the out hand, and 2. boes of yallow
one the in hand of both parties a like
and then worke throwgh dubbill boes
and take the top of the loe finger of
all hands

      14. 2 bodies' work

To make these 2 strings together, warp
6 bows of red and 4 of yellow and place 3
bows on the out hand, and 2 bows of yellow
on the in hand of both parties alike
and then work through double bows
and take the top of the low finger of
all hands.

15. 2 bodies worke

To make the dimond string warpe .6.
boes of red and .4. of yalloe and plase .3.
boes of red on the out hand and .2 boes
one the in hand of yalloe of both partis
a like and worke throw dubbill boes and
take all under

      15. 2 bodies' work

To make the diamond string, warp 6
bows of red and 4 of yellow and place 3
bows of red on the out hand and 2 bows
on the in hand of yellow of both parties
alike and work through double bows and
take all under.

16. 2 bodis worke

To make a 10 boed poynt in wane,
warpe .6. boes of red and .4. of white
and plase .3. boes of red on the out hand
and .2. boes of whit one the in hand of
both parties a like and then worke the
Spannish braid the re taking the
priuat stich

      16. 2 bodies' work

To make a 10 bowed point in one[?],
warp 6 bows of red and 4 of white
and place 3 bows of red on the out hand
and 2 bows of white on the in hand of
both parties alike and then work the
Spanish braid the receiver taking the
private stitch.

17. 3 bodies worke

To make the french string, warpe :10:
boes of blue or red and giue to ether party .5.
boes, plasing .3. boes on the out hand
and .2. boes on the in hand of both parties
a like then warpe .2. boes of siluer and
giue the middell worker, then lett the
2 out workers worke both through dubble
boes and take all under and the
middell worker to passe with the on boe
through the other euery chang,
after thay haufe pased throagh
with the siluer bes thay must
hold them on up till the red
canges with on a nother

      17. 3 bodies' work

To make the French string, warp 10
bows of blue or red and give to either party 5
bows, placing 3 bows on the out hand
and 2 bows on the in hand of both parties
alike. Then warp 2 bows of silver and
give [to] the middle worker. Then let the
2 out workers work both through double
bows and take all under and the
middle worker to pass with the one bow
through the other every change.
After they have passed through
with the silver boes thay must
hold them on up until the red
changes with one another.

18. 2 bodies worke

To make this poynt, warpe :5. boes
of red and giue the Re warpe .3. boes of
whit and 2 of blue and giue the
other party plasing .3. boes one the out
hand and to one the in hand of
both parties a like and then worke
both throw dubbill boes and take
the top of the loe finger of both hands
sauing the priuet stich which is the loe
side of the in hand of the re,

      18. 2 bodies' work

To make this point, warp 5 bows
of red and give [to] the receiver. Warp 3 bows of
white and 2 of blue and give [to] the
other party, placing 3 bows on the out
hand and two on the in hand of
both parties alike and then work
both through double bows and take
the top of the low finger of both hands
saving the private stitch which is the low
side of the in hand of the receiver.

19. 2 bodies worke

To make this breade warpe .3. boes of
blue and .2. of whit and giue the re warp
5 boes of red and giue the other party
plasing 3 boes on the out hand and
.2. on the in hand of both parties a like
and then worke the Spannish braid
the re taking the priuat stich, but
euery twise,

      19. 2 bodies' work

To make this braid, warp 3 bows of
blue and 2 of white and give [to] the receiver. Warp
5 bows of red and give [to] the other party,
placing 3 bows on the out hand and
2 on the in hand of both parties alike
and then work the Spanish braid,
the receiver taking the private stitch, but
every twice.

20. 2 bodis worke

To make this braid warpe .5. boes of
red and giue the re, warpe 3 boes of
whit and 2 of blue and giue the other
party plasing 3 boes on the out hand
and 2 on the in hand of both parties
a like and then worke the Spannish
braid the re taking the priuat stich
changing twis

      20. 2 bodies' work

To make this braid, warp 5 bows of
red and give [to] the receiver warp 3 boes of
white and 2 of blue and giue [to] the other
party placing 3 boes on the out hand
and 2 on the in hand of both parties
alike and then worke the Spannish
braid the receiver taking the private stitch
changing twice

3 bodis worke

take
[ this receipt is not complete. ]

21. 2 bodis worke

To make this dubbill cheuarn warpe 5 bos
of red and giue the re warpe 3 boes of -
whit and 2 of blue and giue the other
party plasing 3 on the out hand and 2
on the in hand of both parties a like
and then worke the Spannish braid
the receiuer taking the priuit stich,

      21. 2 bodies' work

To make this double chevron, warp 5 bows
of red and give [to] the receiver. Warp 3 bows of
white and 2 of blue and give [to] the other
party, placing 3 on the out hand and 2
on the in hand of both parties alike
and work the Spanish braid
the receiver taking the private stitch.

22. 2 bodies worke

To make thes 2 strings together
warpe 5 boes of red and giue the re
warpe 3 boes of whit and 2 of blue
and giue the Other party plasing 3
on the Out hand and 2 on the in hand
of both parties a like and then worke
the Spannish braid- not taking
the privat stich

      22. 2 bodies' work

To make these 2 strings together
warp 5 bows of red and give [to] the receiver
Warp 3 bows of white and 2 of blue
and give [ot] the other party placing 3
on the out hand and 2 on the in hand
of both parties alike and then work
the Spanish braid -- not taking
the private stitch.

23. 2 bodies worke

To make .12. bod braid warpe .6. boes
of red and .6. of whit and giue to
each party 3 boes of red and 3 of whit
plasing 4 boes of the out hand and
one the in hand of both parties a like
and then worke the Spannish braid
the reseuer taking the priuit stich,

      23. 2 bodies' work

To make 12 bowed braid, warp 6 bows
of red and 6 of white and give to
each party 3 bows of red and 3 of white
placing 4 bows on the out hand and
on the in hand of both parties alike
and then work the Spanish braid
the receiver taking the private stitch.

24. 1 bodes worke

To make the Spannish braid one bodis
worke take .5. boes of what colors you
like but this is .2. boes of blue and .3. of
whit you must plase the :3: whit one
the right hand and the .2. blue one
the left hand you must laye the
bottom boe on youre Right hand on the
bottom boe one youre left hand and
pul it through with the middell fingor
of youre left hand then you must put
that finger throw the middell boe
one the Right hand and take the
uppor sid of the uppor boe and pul
it throue ne youre finger whict is-
caled the priuet stich, then you must
laye the bottom boe one the Right hand
Left hand one the bottom boe one the
Right hand and pull it throue with you
middell fingor one the right hand
thenn put the loar finger but one through
of the right hand through the middell boe
of the left hand and take the loar sid
of the uppor boe and pul it throue and
one stich is don soe worke one,

      24. 1 body's work

To make the Spanish braid, one body's
work, take 5 bows of whatever colors you
like but this is 2 bows of blue and 3 of
white. You must place the 3 [of] white on
the right hand and the 2 [of] blue on
the left hand you must lay the
bottom bow on your right hand on the
bottom bow on your left hand and
pull it through with the middle finger
of your left hand. Then you must put
that finger through the middle bow
on the right hand and take the
upper side of the upper bow and pull
it through on your finger (which is
called the private stitch.) Then you must
lay the bottom bow on the
left hand onto the bottom bow on the
right hand and pull it through with your
middle finger on the right hand.
Then put the lower finger but one
of the right hand through the middle bow
of the left hand and take the lower side
of the upper bow and pull it through and
one stich is done, so work on,

That a tho ther sid is the way to worke all the
Spannish brayds but the left hand worker
must not take the priuet stich but the
loe sid of that be whare the priuet
stich is taken and when thay chang
thay must take throu onanother boes
and the uppar boes
      That another side is the way to work all the
Spanish braids but the left hand worker
must not take the private stich but the
low side of that is where the private
stich is taken and when they change
they must take through one another's bows
and the upper bows

[No braid is attached to this receipt.]

25. 1 bodis worke

The Spannish braid wrought by one body
take fiufe boes of aney colors you like but
this is .3. of whit and twoe of blue, the
thre whit of the Right hand and towof blue
one the left hand, you must laye the
botom boe of youre Right hand one the
bottom boe of your left hand and pull
the bottom boe of youre left hand throue with
the middell fingor of youre left hand, then
you must put the upparmost middel fingor of youre
left hand througe the middill boe one the
Right hand and take the uppar sid of the upor
boe and pull it throue, one the uppar middell fingor of
the left hand which i coled the priuet stich
then you must laye the loarmost boe one the left
hand and pull a pone the loar boe one the
right hand and pull it throue with youre
middell fingor, then you must put your
uppar finger middel fin one the Right hand ant
throughe the middell boe one the left hand
and take the loar sid of the uppar boe and
pull it throw this is not write

      25. 1 body's work

The Spanish braid made by one body:
Take five bows of any colors you like, but
this is 3 of white and two of blue, the
three white on the right hand and two of blue
on the left hand. You must lay the
bottom bow of your right hand on the
bottom bow of your left hand and pull
the bottom bow of your left hand through with
the middle finger of your left hand. Then
you must put the middle finger of your
left hand through the middle bow on the
right hand and take the upper side of the upper
bow and pull it through, onto the middle finger of
the left hand (which I called the private stitch.)
Then you must lay the lowermost bow on the left
hand upon the lower bow on the
right hand and pull it through with your
middle finger, then you must put your
upper middle finger on the right hand
through the middle bow on the left hand
and take the lower side of the upper bow and
pull it through this is not write [=white?]

26. To make a braid of :40: bobbins

(I omit this set of instructions since it is not a fingerloop braid. Plus, the handwriting was close to illegible, sorry!)

27. One bodies worke

To make this shaded brad of
one bodies worke take .5. boes linked
with green and whit .3. boes one
the out hand and 2 of the left
hand whith whit uppormost but
the 3 one the right hand mus haufe
green uppormost and the other two
must be whit uppormost then-
worke the Spannish braid and take
the priuet stich of the uppormost
boe one the right hand and the
uppor sid of the boe and still torne
the next boe green uppormost and
soe worke on

      27. One body's work

To make this shaded braid of
one body's work, take 5 bows linked
with green and white, 3 bows on
the out hand and 2 on the left
hand with white uppermost but
the 3 on the right hand must have
green uppermost and the other two
must be white uppermost. Then
work the Spanish braid and take
the private stitch of the uppermost
bow on the right hand and the
upper side of the bow, and still turn
the next bow green uppermost and
so work on.

28. 2 bodeys worke

Take .5. boes of red linked with
whit and 5 boes of green linked
with whit giufe her one the left
hand the 5 boes with Red linked
with whot the whits upparmost
and shee on the Right hand must
haufe the grene and whit the reds
and whits mus haufe 3 poes one out
hand and to boes one the in hand
and the green and whit must haufe
2 boe on the in hand greens up and
3 one the out hand 2 whit up and
the upparmost boe mus be green
up both working the Spannish prad
the Right hand worker taking the
priuat stich of the uppor boe of the
right hand and the uppar sid of it
the you must turne green uppormost
of the next boe and then end your
stich and shange twis throue the
uppormost boes with the left hand
worker the right hand worker taking
the uppar sid the other the loar sid

      28. 2 bodies' work

Take 5 bows of red linked with
white and 5 bows of green linked
with white give her on the left
hand the 5 bows with red linked
with white the whites uppermost
and she on the right hand must
hauve the green and white. The reds
and whites must have 3 bows on [the] out
hand and two bows on the in hand
and the green and white must have
2 bows on the in hand greens up and
3 on the out hand 2 whites up and
the uppermost bow must be green
up both working the Spanish braid
the right hand worker taking the
private stich of the upper bow of the
right hand and the upper side of it
the you must turn green uppermost
of the next bow and then end your
stich and change twice through the
uppermost bows with the left hand
worker the right hand worker taking
the upper side, the other the lower side

29. To make the Cattorn whele braid which is
the worke of 3 parssons

Take 15 boes of :3: collors 5 of a collor let
them that stands one the right hand worke
throw tow taking allwaies the uppar sid of
the undor boe, and thay that are one the
left hand must take from the left hand
must take from the left hand the upper
side of the undor boe and from the right
hand the undor sid of the undor bow
and thay in the middill working allwaies
throw taking the uppar sid of both hands
of the under boe still changing euery sid till
thay in the middell haue the colors of them
one the right hand,

      29. To make the Catherine wheel braid which is
the work of 3 persons,

Take 15 bows of 3 colors, 5 of a color. Let
them that stands on the right hand work
through two taking always the upper side of
the under bow, and they that are on the
left hand
must take from the left hand the upper
side of the under bow and from the right
hand the under side of the under bow
and they in the middle working always
through taking the upper side of both hands
of the under bow still changing every side till
they in the middle have the colors of them
on the right hand,

30. 2 bodies worke

To make the drume poynt take :10 boes linked
with red and whit and giue to each party
5 boes a pees plasing .3. boes one the out
hand and 2 one the in hand of both parties
alike and then worke the Spannish braid
the Re taking the priuet stich but when
you begin plas red up of all hands,

      30. 2 bodies' work

To make the drum point, take 10 bows linked
with red and white and give to each party
5 bows apiece, placing 3 bows on the out
hand and 2 on the in hand of both parties
alike and then work the Spanish braid
the receiver taking the private stitch, but when
you begin, place red up on all hands.

[No braid is attached to this receipt.]

31. 3 bodies worke

To make the Cicolor shaded brayd which
is of .15. boes, 5. boes of a darke skiecollor
linked with white, and :5: boes of a liter
skecoler linked with a litter: and .5. bees
of skicollor not linked a litter liter then
the last darke skicoler, let them one the
left hand take the .5. bees linked with
the darkes skicoler and whit and the
middell the .5. boes linked with to liter
skicollors and them one the right-
hand the other :5 boes all of a liter ski
color then the darker of the middell
worker and all worke the Spannish braid
the right hand taking the priuet stich
and the other ta?? then chang the upar
boe twise [thrise??] taking the loar sid with the
middell worker and the middell worker
must chang the upar boe with the left-
hand wo??? [worker or woman] taking the undor sid of the
boe and if it be right euery one keeps to
thare one Collors and the prayd opens on
one sid and spreds a broad

the light Collors must be uppermast of all
hands and you must take the uppar sid of the
boe and take boes throue twis and the other
worker must take the loar sid and thay will be all of a
color in euery ons hands as
thay begon.

      31. 3 bodies' work

To make the sky-colored, shaded braid, which
is of 15 bows, 5 bows of a dark sky color
linked with white, and 5 bows of a lighter
sky color linked with a lighter, and 5 bows
of sky color not linked [with] a lighter, then
the last dark sky color. Let them on the
left hand take the 5 bows linked with
the darkest sky color and white, and the
middle the 5 bows linked with two lighter
sky colors, and them on the right
hand, the other 5 bows all of a lighter sky
color then the darker of the middle
worker and all work the Spanish braid
the right hand taking the private stich
and then change the upper
bowe twice [thrice??] taking the lower side with the
middle worker and the middle worker
must change the upper bow with the left-
hand wo??? [worker? or woman?] taking the under side of
the bow and if it be right every one keeps to
their own colors and the braid opens on
one side and spreads abroad.

The light Colors must be uppermost of all
hands and you must take the upper side of the
bow and take bows through twice and the other
worker must take the lower side and they will be all of a
color in every one's hands as
they begin.

32. 4 bodies worke

To make a brayd of to shades take :5:
boes of a darke pinke color linked with whit
and :5: boes of a littell liter pinke color linked
with a pale skiecolors and :5: boes a liter pinke
color linked with a lit skicolor, and :5. boes of
darke skicolor linked whith whit, all the
lit skicolors and whits are upparmist, but
the upparmast boe of the Right hand of the
right hand worker must haufe the darke color
upparmist and then all worke the Spannish
brayd the Right hand worker taking
the priuet stich and all Changing
the upparmast boe twise and taking
the loar sid and if it be right eueru worker
will haufe thare one Collors thay began
with and the brayd opens in the working
when you change youre poes you must Chan
Change througe the boes twise and the
one must take the upparsid of the poe
and the other sid mist take the undor
sid and thay will haufe theare one Collors
you must remember that the the Right hand
worker after thay haufe taken the priuet stich
must still change dee darke Collor upparmos
of the upparmost boe of the right hand

      32. 4 bodies' work

To make a braid of two shades, take 5
bows of a dark pink color linked with white
and 5 bows of a little lighter pink color linked
with a pale sky color and 5 bows a lighter pink
color linked with a light sky color, and 5 bows of
dark sky color linked with white. All the
light sky colors and whites are uppermost, but
the uppermost bow of the right hand of the
right hand worker must have the dark color
uppermost and then all work the Spanish
braid, the right hand worker taking
the private stich and all changing
the uppermost bow twice and taking
the lower side and if it is right every worker
will have their own colors they began
with and the braid opens in the working.
When you change youre bows you must
change through the bows twice and the
one must take the upperside of the bow
and the other side must take the under
side and they will have their own colors.
You must remember that the Right hand
worker after thay have taken the private stich
must still change tre dark color uppermost
of the uppermost bow of the right hand

[No braid is attached to this receipt.]

33. 5 bodes worke

To make a brayd of :20: boes take .5. boes
of darke skie color linked whith whit
and .5 boes of a light greene linked with a
pale scicolor then take .5. boes of a darker green
and linke them with whit and .5. boes of
a darke red and linke them with whit
and .5. boes of a liter red and linke them
with a pallor red then euery one must
take thare colors loar hand must take the
darke skicolors the next the pale grens and
the next the darke greens the next the darke
reds and the uparmost the pale reds all
working the Spannish braid and the-
upormast worker must take the priuet
stich and one the right hand and
then turne of the upparmost boe and
turne the darke Collor of the boe next boe
upparmost all the while thay worke
euery one Changing twise throw thare
uppormos boe and the furst must take
the uppar sid of the boe as thay chang
and the other must take the loar sid
and thay will haufe thare one Colors
as thay begoon,you must plas the whit
upparmat that is linked with the darke
skicollor, next the light green uppormost

      33. 5 bodies' work

To make a braid of 20 [should be 25?] bows, take 5 bows
of dark sky color linked with white
and 5 bows of a light green linked with a
pale sky color. Then take 5 bows of a darker green
and link them with white and 5 bows of
a dark red and link them with white
and 5 bows of a lighter red and link them
with a paler red. Then everyone must
take their colors. Lower hand must take the
dark sky colors, the next the pale greens and
the next the dark greens, the next the dark
reds and the uppermost, the pale reds -- all
working the Spanish braid and
the uppermost worker must take the private
stich on the right hand
of the uppermost bow and
turn the dark color of the next bow
uppermost all the while they work
every one changing twice through their
uppermost bow and the first must take
the upper side of the bow as they change
and the other must take the lower side
and they will have their own colors
as they began, you must place the white
uppermost that is linked with the dark
sky color, next the light green uppermost

next the ??????????? ??rke(darke) green uppor
most, next the whit uppormast that
is linked with darke red next yoare
ple reds must be uppor most all but
the uppor most boe of the Right hand
worker and that must haufe the
darke collor all ways uppormost-
thus you must plase youre boes when
you begin,
      next the ??rke [dark?] green upper
most, next the white uppermost that
is linked with dark red next your
pale reds must be uppermost, all but
the uppermost bow of the right hand
worker, and that must have the
dark color allways uppermost.
Thus you must place your bows when
you begin.


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