This includes plaiting, use of a lucet, finger knitting, etc to produce neat cords from a spun fibre.
A lucet is a two pronged inplement that makes some forms of finger knitting much easier. It produces square profiled cords that are quite neat and nifty, and VERY tough (perfect for armour points), but use up a lot of string to produce. Instructions (including how to make 2 colour and beaded cords) http://www.stringpage.com/old/lucet.html
Other forms of braiding include
- Sprang http://www.stringpage.com/old/sprang.html