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

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.

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


Supply List: Four elements of Color A and four elements of Color B. Use the yarn of your choice … silk, synthetic silk, rayon, embroidery floss, cotton, etc.

For Yarn substitution amounts, refer to The Silk Standard. https://www.rosalieneilson.com/kumihimo

Scroll to bottom of page to see the gold-colored brochure.

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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