Continuing the Celtic motif, I did a three strand braid in two variations this morning as well. The top one has sharp corners and the bottom one has round corners.
I don’t like this braid as much as the four-strand braid, but it’s interesting to play with. There are some other neat tricks you can play with Celtic knotwork around a central motif, but I think I’d need more than 24 shafts to pull it off successfully.
If you’re wondering how I come to know so much about Celtic knotwork, that was another of my hobbies at one point: see my Celtic knotwork egg page for pix. Unfortunately that page does not have my better pieces (I did some with much greater detail and better design later on, with inset jewels), and the photos are terrible, but you get the basic idea.
I pretty much gave up on eggwork about five years ago – not that I wasn’t good at it, or that it wasn’t fun, but it wasn’t what I was looking for, creatively speaking. I still do one every once in awhile, usually as a gift for a close friend.