Instructor: Masumi Tada
Thursday, October 1
This class is a mixture of Japanese historical loop braiding and Maru-dai. The original braid called “Chion-in”, would have been made using 40 loops and 2 people. However, in class, students will create double square braids by themselves using a smaller number of threads. Masumi will demonstrate how to translate a loop braid so that students can experience loop braiding with wool yarns. Then, they can make a silk bracelet on the marudai with the arrangement of thread-translation for loop braiding.
Kit: $30.00, includes wool yarns and Japanese pre-cut silk threads
Equipment provided by the student: Marudai, 16 tama, 50% counterweight, scissors
Skill Level: Intermediate – Students must have experience making fiber braids on a marudai.