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: Sunday, 10/19/14
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
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