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
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.
All needed materials will be listed in complete detail when registration closes. Students will provide their own materials to create these braids.
These braids are worked by hand; no braiding equipment necessary.
- Warping posts (or equivalent)
- Thin card
- 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