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Kumihimo: Introduction to Braiding on the Marudai (Workshop)

Olympia Weavers Guild, Olympia, WA

Saturday, February 16, 1029 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Bring your marudai and eight weighted spools for an exploration of 8-element braids using 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.

For those without equipment, the marudai and tama can be rented from instructor. A color chart will be sent to participants upon registration for selecting two colors of synthetic silk.

Materials fee: $10 equipment rental, $20 synthetic silk.

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