Whether you call it gimp, lanyard, scoubidou, or boondoggle, vinyl craft lace is the perfect activity for home, camp, school or party. And Plastic Lace Crafts for Beginners is the perfect way to get started in this easy-to-learn craft. This book shows readers all of the essential stitches and skills they need to master the art of plastic lacing, with easy-to-follow weaving diagrams and colorful photos of finished projects. 17 simple but fun projects are provided for making cool zipper pulls, key chains, bracelets, decorations and more. Every braid is clearly illustrated, so instructions are a cinch to follow. The projects include imaginative columns, fishtails, ankhs, hearts, and free flow designs, and use fun accents like beads and pom poms. The authors begin by teaching the fundamental 4-strand technique, then move on to more complicated 6-strand designs.
Phyllis Damon began her career teaching weaving and supplying craft materials in educational settings. David Kominz, a retired NIH medical researcher, joined forces with Phyllis in the creation and publication of craft books. Together with master designer of plastic lacing, David Hall, they turned out three plastic lacing books. Their goal has been to help kids have fun and develop creativity through basic craft skills.