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    Braiding on a Kumihimo Disk

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    The traditional Japanese method of making exquisite braided cords uses a maru dai, or braiding stand. In this workshop, we will learn to make braided cords on a kumihimo disc, a simple hand-held device. We will explore how color and texture influence the appearance of braids and progress from 8-strand braids to 16-strand braids. Students will learn how to make round braids and, if time permits, we will also explore flat braids. 

    Skill Level: Beginner
    Instructor: Barbara Elkins
    Date: Saturday, 3/15/14
    Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm
    Materials Required:

    • Hamanaka Kumihimo Disk  
    • 3 ounce fishing weight (optional but helpful)  
    • 8 or 16 small plastic bobbins (may be purchased in the store before class)  
    • Note-taking materials    
    • Snack or lunch, as we will work through the usual lunch hour 
    • Instructor will provide a variety of yarns and list of helpful publications 
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