4 strand braids
8-strand fishtail braid, v.1 :: 4 each of two colors of standard embroidery floss. Cut strands 30% longer than intended finished braid length if you're using embroidery floss; other materials may require different amounts. Start the braid with 4 strands of one color on the left, & 4 strands of the other color on the right. Move the strand that is farthest right to the inside left; then move the strand that is farthest left to the inside right. Repeat to desired length.