Instructor: Jacqui Carey

Class: Sunday, May 23, 2021, 11:00am – 1:00pm Eastern Time

Zoom links will be added here for class.

Q&A session: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11:00am – 11:30am Eastern Time

Class Description:

This workshop is an introduction to the world of samurai armour braids. It starts with a brief look at some of the historical evidence, before embarking on a more detailed explanation of the loop-manipulation technique known as kute-uchi. Jacqui’s accessible approach uses ‘tab handles’ (likened to having ‘trainer wheels’ on a bicycle) and will allow students to recreate specific examples, including some additional patterns not included in her recent publication.

For students of all levels.

Prerequisite: none

All needed materials will be listed in complete detail when registration closes. Students will provide their own materials to create these braids.

Class Instructions:



These braids are worked by hand; no braiding equipment necessary.

Supply List:

  • Warping posts (or equivalent)
  • Thin card
  • Scissors
  • Sticky-tape (sellotape or Scotch tape)
  • Bull-dog clip or peg (binder clip)
  • Thick cotton or thick wool (chunky/bulky) – four different colours
  • Spare thread for temporary ties (soft cotton or similar)
  • Optional: Kute-uchi foot-operated beater