Presented by Carolyn Haushalter
Braider’s Dozen is a success!

Variations on Edo Yatsu is our sixth Braider’s Dozen course. Up to now, we’ve had over 120 members participate in our program. That is VERY exciting, and shows the value that an AKS membership provides. If you are not a member of AKS, now would be a good time to join. If you ARE a member of AKS, we hope that you are sharing our growth and commitment to expanding the knowledge of braiding with your friends.

The Endless Variety of Edo Yatsu

Learn how a single braiding sequence can be remixed, repeated, and reworked to create a dramatic effect. This Braider’s Dozen course will provide an introduction to the Edo Yatsugumi, sometimes called hollow braid. We’ll work with a couple of common 16 element versions and and some fun variations. All braids will be demonstrated on a marudai and a foam disk. This class is appropriate for braiders of any experience, but assumes that marudai users are familiar with setting up their stands to braid. The class will be run through a private Facebook group and includes videos.

This class will begin on June 4th. It is limited to 25 students

What you will need:
  • Marudai with 16 tama OR foam disk
  • Three different colors of braiding fiber – all solid colors. You can use wool, cotton, or bamboo non-stretch yarn in either sport or DK weight (yarn council size #3 or #4), 1 mm Chinese knotting cord, 1.5mm satin cord or gimp, or the equivalent of Tex 210 Tex 400 S-Lon. One of the braids will use two different thicknesses of fiber.
  • Several strands of beads, size 11/0 or 15/0 (best used on marudai only) or 1 color of size 6/0 seed beads, or O-beads with appropriate string material o (C-Lon/S-Lon/B-Lon/Superlon bead cord in size Tex 210/0.5mm/#18/regular or Tex 400/0.9mm/heavy weight).


About the instructor

Carolyn Oliver Haushalter has been braiding and teaching others to braid for over a decade. She had an article published in the Kumihimo Fiber and Bead special issue of Bead and Button and runs the kumihimo information site Kumihimo Disk and Plate

Sorry! This class is full!