F-Frets to Flowers: The Many Facets of Edo Yatsu Gumi (M)

Instructor: Rosalie Neilson

Edo Yatsu Gumi, when interlaced in a single color, is the 8-element braid used most frequently to accompany a focal bead in a necklace. However, when Edo Yatsu is worked with two colors, the braid itself becomes a patterned cord that can be used as a necklace. Learn how to transpose the 2-color F-Fret Pattern of Edo Yatsu Gumi into the Flower Pattern of Double Edo Yatsu. Learn how to alternate the colors of the Flower and how to switch back to the F-Fret Pattern.

Workshop focus is on learning how to make the braid. Use your preferred method for set-up and finishing.

Kit: No kit, student supply list will be provided.

Equipment: Marudai, 8 Tama, counterweight bag (approximately 45% of total of 8 Tama weight)

Skill Level: Intermediate marudai braider

Recommended Resource: The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi by Rosalie Neilson
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