Thursday, May 2, 2013

How to Create Braided Roving

When people sell rovings on Etsy, they always come in very pretty braids.   As I started dyeing my own rovings, I wanted to explore the best ways to prettily store them.  In the following to video tutorials, there are two different methods for creating roving braids:  1) By actually braiding the roving and 2) by crocheting the roving (looks like a braid).  I learned how to "braid" the roving first, but then I learned from purchasing other braids that more people actually crochet them.

How to Braid Roving:

How to crochet roving:

Now that you've seen both, which method do you prefer?  


  1. I think I like the crocheted roving better. I do that anyway if I'm tidying warp. With a traditional "braid" you need 3 strands. With crochet, you only need one.

    1. The first method I learned of braiding worked without breaking the strand, but the crochet chain is much faster and easier to work with.