31 12, 2019

Takadai (taw-kaw-dye)

By |2021-07-23T19:59:15-05:00December 31, 2019|

The traditional Japanese takadai, is called the "high stand", where the braider kneels on a board or sits on a stool inside the stand. In [...]

11 09, 2020

Tama (taw-ma)

By |2021-07-23T20:07:24-05:00September 11, 2020|

Traditionally tama are made of hard wood, turned on a lathe to create an hour-glass shape. In Japanese there is no "s" added to a [...]

26 07, 2021

Tsune Gumi

By |2021-07-26T20:01:31-05:00July 26, 2021|

Tsune Gumi, the literal translation is Endless Braid.  In weaving terms, it is a 3-3 twill; the working bundle goes over 3, under 3 etc. [...]