Had a go braiding at the weekend. The equipment cost £20 and 10 for David Morgans book. It was a real success. Within a few hours I had made a new keyring and started braiding everything in the house with a hole in it :-)
some of the stuff I managed. I am going to try 6 or 8 strand plait next. If you have ever considered having a crack at this I think you should, it's easy to get something that looks really decent.