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Inside Out: A Study in 8- and 16-element Braiding

AKS Gathering, Tampa, FL

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Two braid structures are the basis of this kumihimo study: 8-element Edo Yatsu Gumi and 16-element Kongo Gumi. The braid will start with a loop of Edo Yatsu Gumi in the middle. Eight more Tama are added to continue with a 2-color variation study of Kongo Gumi interlacement. Braiders will be supplied with a core during the workshop to see what happens when one of the colors is taken out of action by placing the Tama on the arms of a core stand. The braid will continue with 8-element Edo Yatsu hiding the inactive color. When the hidden elements are brought back into action, braiders will continue exploring Kongo Gumi. At intervals, Color A appears on the outside surface of the braid with Color B hidden and vice versa. There are 347 different 2-color variations. The book, Kongo Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots – Coils – Zags – Lines will be the source for design variations.

Earlier Event: October 26
Kumihimo: From Defense to Decoration
Later Event: October 28
Loop the Loop