Marlene Golden replied to the topic Questions, Comments, or Photographs for Discussion on Baby Takadai in the forum Look Ma I Shrunk the Takadai 3 months, 1 week ago
I finished the five braids on the Baby Takadai and now I want to try a braid or two using 2 or more colors.
I looked for the video about starting with a horizontal start but couldn’t find it. Has it been uploaded and if so, where?
Thanks Giovanna for showing us how to braid on this baby takadai!
Marlene Golden replied to the topic Questions, Comments, or Photographs for Discussion with Carolyn Oliver in the forum Master the Flow: Transitions in Braids 3 months, 4 weeks ago
I used Imposter from BraidersHand in 167 Dusty Rose and a metallic in a dark rose (my attempt to name it) that I got from Giovanna Imperia a long time ago. I enjoyed all of these braids. Braid 9, Kara Yatsu, was braided after Braid 7 because the counter weight was similar. And then I changed the counter weight and braided Braid 8 Nashiki Ya…[Read more]
Marlene Golden replied to the topic Questions, Comments, or Photographs for Discussion on "Edo Yatsu Spiral " in the forum Edo Yatsu Gumi Spirals and Stripes 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Marlene Golden replied to the topic Questions, Comments, or Photographs for Discussion on "F-Fret to Flowers" in the forum F-Frets to Flowers Edo Yatsu Gumi 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Here is my Braid 3, Maru-Genji Gumi. First I braided with layout in a. I then moved the threads around for the layout in b. I ignored the third color in the S group and had 4 light threads in S group.
I am not able to get the long stripe on the braid. I’ve tried the color layout shown on the written instructions as well as the layout in the video. I always get the chevron! Even braiding very slow along with the video: one move in the video, stop video, move on the marudai, next move in the video, stop video, move on the marudai, etc. I ha…[Read more]
I too found that the twist kept untwisting. I was using only 40 strands of Imposter for each tama which were leftovers from a previous braid. My counter weight was only 111 gm which is 40% of the 4 – 70gram tama. I tried both Method 1 and Method 2 and both in stripe and spiral. My favorite is the spiral in Method 2.