Tagged: 9 braids
- 10/04/2020 at 5:10 am #17313
- 10/04/2020 at 8:06 pm #17328
- 10/05/2020 at 8:07 pm #17382
Thank you, Carolyn.
- 10/10/2020 at 1:10 pm #17568
When we are doing other braids and transitioning to new braids, how do we know if we should skip a step or where to start for a smooth transition? Second question, I usually look to the point of braiding to figure out if I need to add or remove weight do you have a better way to figure out if an adjustment is needed in the counterweight?
- 10/10/2020 at 6:38 pm #17591
When you are choosing your own transitions think about how the moves of the current braid and the new braid line up. Is there any point in the current braid that would flow easily to the new one? Two examples that I didn’t include in the course that are straightforward are kongo gumi Z twist to kaku yatsu and kongo gumi S twist to Edo yatsu.
For the counterweight I look at the point of braiding as well, but another way to check is to insert the chopstick in the point of braiding, remove the counterweight, and look at the braid. This is really helpful when the structure is one that you haven’t braided before.
- 10/11/2020 at 4:27 pm #17612
I enjoyed this sampler braid and found some sections/transitions worked better for me than others. The braid was made with imposter (gray – 2 sections per tama) and pink fiber (do not know what it is – used 10 ends/tama). Tried my best with transitions but not sure if I did 2-3 and 4-5 correctly. You will see that braid 8 looks wonky – not sure what happened there. I was most surprised by braid 7 – Hira Nami. It was new to me and the movements seemed most unusual. It is now one of my favorite braids!
Thank you Carolyn
- 10/11/2020 at 8:43 pm #17627
- 10/11/2020 at 7:31 pm #17618
This was a great class for me to get started with Kumihimo. Thank you for great class notes.
- 10/11/2020 at 9:08 pm #17630
- 10/13/2020 at 11:23 am #17681
I decided to make a short necklace with the first and last braid at 3 inches. The 7 middle braids are each 2 inches. I used silk. I was OK not using 2 alternate colors. It didn’t make a difference when braiding. I didn’t quite match my colors side to side on the necklace to make it even although I tried. I loved doing this class. The directions were very clear. Thanks again Carolyn!
- 10/13/2020 at 5:14 pm #17701
Elizabeth, your piece is beautiful! You did a great variation on the class and I’m glad you enjoyed the class.
- 10/13/2020 at 11:58 pm #17727
- 10/15/2020 at 9:23 pm #17767
Looks great, Hope, thank you for sharing!
- 10/17/2020 at 11:19 am #17815
My finished braid. I learned so much from transitioning to different braids. Thank you Carolyn!
- 10/17/2020 at 6:45 pm #17854
Wendy, that is really nice! I like your bead. Thank you for trying the project and I’m glad you learned from it.
- 10/19/2020 at 2:59 pm #17911
Here’s my transitions braid, done in a Japanese purple precut metallic. I had not previously done the Nishiki Yatsu braid before – I really like the way it looks. I also appreciated the tip about putting a piece of tape on one of the marudai legs, 5 – 6 inches below the mirror with the idea that you unroll your tama to that length and braid until your tama are at the mirror and then change braid structures. Since the hole in the bead is quite large I’m planning to make 1 or 2 more braids and use them all together. I’m thinking of an entire braid of Nishiki Yatsu, since it’s new to me, and then if I need a 3rd, maybe Kawari Edo Yatsu I. because I really like that braid. Because I still have many other braids from the Virtual Gathering to complete, it is unlikely that this project will be completed prior to November 14th, but if it is, I’ll post a picture here.
- 10/20/2020 at 4:41 pm #17949
- 11/02/2020 at 4:22 pm #18128
I used purple metallic for my braid, and did not follow the instructions exactly – I did longer sections of some and shorter sections for others. This will be kept as a sample of the different braid structures.
- 11/04/2020 at 5:57 pm #18139
Denise, thank you for sharing your sample! I’m glad you made the project your own. Yes, the transition to nishiki is a bit tricky, I think it’s both the counterweight change and the structure.
- 11/06/2020 at 7:31 pm #18153
What a fun class. I really enjoyed doing all the different braids, as a new braider many were new to me. I think this was my best braid yet.
- 11/12/2020 at 6:54 pm #18168
Jocelyn, that is wonderful! I’m so glad you enjoyed the class.
- 11/06/2020 at 8:23 pm #18156
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 Yatsu. I wasn’t very successful braiding Kara Yatsu and did a very short sample of it. I’ll have to go back and try it again.
Thanks, Carolyn, for a great class!
- 11/12/2020 at 6:58 pm #18169
- 11/07/2020 at 9:44 am #18157
I used Imposter-a nice magenta and pale gold. This was a really fun project and the directions were easy to follow. I plan to turn it into a necklace and will make my own lampwork bead as a focal. Thank you, Carolyn.<
- 11/12/2020 at 7:00 pm #18170
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