The Marudai Mirror

Instructor: Jacqui Carey

The surface of a marudai is known as the kagami (mirror), and it has been said that the braid is a reflection of the maker. What do you see? This workshop is designed to encourage students to explore and develop their own creativity. Students will be guided through some gentle exercises to gain a better understanding of process, practice, and product. Instead of ‘trying too hard’, build your confidence to enjoy finding your own unique character. Who knows where we will end up!

Kit: $15.00 Instructor can provide Biron/silk threads if needed

Equipment provided by the student: Marudai, 8 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. 8 ropes of Biron or silk, Some thread you want to use and some thread you want to give away.

Supply list: Complete list provided in September

Skill Level required for class: This is intended for students who are familiar with how to prepare and work on a marudai. [ie have attended the ‘Creative Kumihimo’ class, or worked from my beginner’s book “Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumimo”]. Students must know how to set up a braid on the Marudai.