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American Kumihimo Society
Makiko Tada Makiko Tada of Japan is a master crafts person with over 45 years experience as an internationally recognized Kumihimo teacher. She is a braider, designer, researcher and lecturer at Kyoto Institute of Technology. She is the author of …Continue reading →
We have a number of members who are interested in learning to do Kumihimo on a Marudai, the original Japanese wooden tool. We will hold an information session at my apartment to allow people to actually try a Marudai, get the feel for it, ask questions, etc. before committing to the time and expense that using this will entail. I currently have six different sizes and styles of Marudai that we can use. Once we know for certain who is interested in the Marudai Study Group, we will firm out the details of meeting times, places, etc. (Although it would probably be easiest to meet at my place.)
Once you have responded that you are coming, I will send you information about where I live, where to park, what to bring, etc.
I’m very excited to be hosting our April study group in our new home! Continuing with Makiko Tada’s, Comprehensive Treatise of Braids I: Maru-dai braids we will review pages 24 & 25, please bring your samples to share. We will move to pages 26 & 27…your option of fiber or continuous beaded braid. If you would like to review how to set up your warps and marudai for CBB I recommend Adrienne Gaskell’s, More Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai.
A light lunch, snacks and beverages will be served.
Our Kumihimo group meets the first and third Mondays of each month from 6 until 8 PM at a private residence. Topic for each meeting will be posted on our website. If you live in the Buffalo area, or happen to be visiting the area, please contact me for more information about joining us. We would love to meet you!