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The Same Lace Ray

This braid combines two different single worker braids, with one person working "A brod lace party" [t23] and the other "An open lace" [t21].

Serene differs from the Tollemach braid of the same name [t54] by not using departed loops. This produces a braid with one wide stripe down the center, bordered by narrow stripes in the second color.

This color arrangement, appears in Harleian and Tollemache in "A thin lace bordered" [t8], but this is the first time for Serene.



Seat a partner on your right side.

Take fourteen loops, seven of each in two colors.
Give one color to each worker, and place them on the following fingers:
Outer hands: Two on A, two on B, one on C
Inner hands: B C


Exchange loops on your inner hands:
Your A goes through B from within outward, and takes your partner's B unreversed.
Partner's A takes your B unreversed.
Lower A to B.

Repeat the exchange (twice total) so you each have your own color back again.

Work with the inner hands:
A goes through B C inner, and takes the front loop on B outer unreversed.
B takes the front loop on A outer unreversed.
A goes through the front loop on B inner, and takes the loop on C outer unreversed.
Lower the outer loops.

You: Give the loop on B outer a full 360° turn.

Work with the outer hands:
A goes through B C outer, and takes the front loop on B inner unreversed.
B takes the front loop on A inner unreversed.
A goes through the front loop of B outer, and takes the loop on C inner unreversed.
Lower the inner loops.

Repeat from the beginning.



Serene 30

The same lace ray.
Take seven bows of one color and thy fellow seven of another color, and be the bows set upon your hands as in the lace of seven bows [s29], save that he shall have but two bows of the left hand, and then work both as in the lace of seven bows [s29], and when there be but two bows on thy further hand from thy fellow thou shalt turn thy over bow of the self hand and thy fellow shall not turn, and when there be but two bows on thy hands, next then shalt thou change thine over bows, so that after the changing you have again thy seven bows, and thy fellow his seven.