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Kumihimo: Introduction to Braiding on the Marudai

American Kumihimo Society Gathering 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Tampa, Florida

Bring your marudai* and eight weighted spools for an exploration of 8-element braids using silk or synthetic silk. Learn the basic interlacements for round, square, and flat braids, and how the placement of color on the Marudai affects the design of the braid. Braids in the sampler include Yotsu Gumi, Maru Genji, Edo Yatsu Gumi (with its variations of repeating steps two and three times), and Hira Kara Gumi. Resources for braid designs include the handout and the books The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi and The Thirty-Seven Interlacements of Hira Kara Gumi.