Class Date: Friday, October 26th
The workshop is an in-depth look at the basic building blocks of kumihimo on a marudai. The aim is to understand the what, why and how of the technique, in order to improve and control the decision-making process for creative work. Students will make a series of samples to gain familiarity with equipment and materials; techniques and the impact of the maker; and the structure and pattern of braids.
Kit: $15.00, includes fiber for braiding (8 ropes of imposter or silk).
Equipment provided by student: Marudai, 8 (or 16 optional) weighted tama with leaders, counterbalance weights, weight-bag, chopstick, S-hook. Scissors.
Note: students need to work comfortably at their marudai, and should bring a cushion/stool/box if required.
Supply list: Complete list provided in September.
Skill Level: As the workshop will cover fundamental principles of the marudai, it is suitable for beginners, whilst still being of value to improvers who wish to gain deeper insights into this piece of equipment.