Helps if a person really looks at the bradiding pattern carefully, expecially if being done ona marudai with no turns etc. Ah ha. and then I also finished with Edo Yatsu from your 60SS #13. Interesting. Onward. I’ve got lots of rayon ribbons to stuff!!! Not all cicadas are black. This snazy lady is dressed up for her short sexy life!!!!!!!!
Oh, do I luv,luv,luv this “stuffing thing” I have used ribbon yarns for a long time and didn’t know about this. …..never to old to learn something new.
On the MARUDAI! YES! Using a thin “Dyed Dreams” silk thread at ~10epb and 2 bobbins of rayon slub 5epb. and stuffed rayon ribbon. Braids fast.
I am playing with thickness of the square…[Read more]
Started this with 2epb rayon and thick pearl cotton(Blk). Put rayon on plastic bobbins. Attached 4 oz. weight underneath for saving hands.
My spirals are so close together! Hmmm. Fiber used? Core thickness? Tension? Need to “play”, I guess. Any suggestions/directions would be helpful.
I decided to use some of my 3ply “Dyed Dreams” rayon and put 5/6epb. I tried to run the thread so colors would be together and flow from one to another. Partly successful and then again not. After braiding one complete Set I decided that 5/6 epb was too thick and so I went to 3epb. (How you ask….Fray Check and scissors). I like the 3…[Read more]
I put on a 104″ warp! I wanted to play! Finished with 50″…….lots of PLAYING!
I I used a navy tencel and a varigated turquoise tencel at 7-9 epb.
Then I used a soft purple silk thread(Lyra) at 5-7epb. After braiding a couple of inches reduced the purple to 3epb.
Did a lot of color switching and rotating the stand.
When I got…[Read more]
I used Lunatic Fringe Abigail “Philos” metallic thread . I put 54″? on at 10-12 epb. I decided this after Phyllis Straus thought about 14epb, then later changed to 10 epb. Finished length was 21″ but I had probably over half the bobbins with 12″ left over. hmmmm
Biggest problem was in pulling the AB & circle AB with enough tension. Not…[Read more]
Think this came out really interesting and that double looped ladder braid. Hmmmmm
I love Ladder Braid for enclosing just about anything but…………..double looped ladder braid. Can’t wrap my head around that one at the moment. Maybe, at some point, you will give me some help on that one.
Thought about using leather on mine., but then thought the challenge of mizuhiki maybe more!!! Want to get some leather cord to try. Do you suggest 2mm??
Like how it looks!!
In reply to Beth’s question about Shawnnee’s braid
No ISBN # Book is a paper spiral bound “KUMIHIMO” A Systematic Approach to The Ancient Art of Japanese Braiding on the Marudai by Charlene W. Marietti 1992, 1992
Other book I used w/ variations that I copied the one page is “60 SENSATIONAL SAMPLES’ ISBN: 0-9733734-0-7 BY Shirley Belin and Carol…[Read more]
As I finally finished “playing” with this CHALLENGE, and took it triumphantly off the marudai, I remembered I was supposed to show point of braiding, progress etc. Sorry!!
Final decisions/choices for necklace: 1. with Origami flower as focal point and small origami flowers here and there (no weight..hmmm) 2. Black Cinnabar flower alone 3. Black…[Read more]
Started by using YAMAJI “Mountain Road” which gained the name LACE by Charlene Marietti, 1992 kumi book. Can be 6, 8, 12 bobbin. I used 8 bobbin from Sixty Sensational Samples #44 . 1.Then, after I started braiding decided two mizuhiki twisted for strength. 2. Ah, need some beads…wood..holes small so untwisted a couple of mizuhiki. 3. Need some…[Read more]
In thinking about this challenge…..Something I haven’t done before.
First, I have never , in 20 years of braiding, braided anything in black and white, period!
Then, after thinking about it, I bought some “paper yarn” in Japan many years ago so…. and I have a drawer full of “mizuhiki”(Japanese paper cord) sooooo..
The paper yarn is listed as…[Read more]
Just finished 20/30 photos for Etsy website and thought you’d like to see them. Two boxes, 20 each, going to stores…………….then I’ll have to start folding again. Anyone want to hire on???
No, Carol, I don’t expect you to duplicate this number!!!!!
I used rayon “rainbow dyed” from Dyeddreams.com, and rayon slub dark green from the same source, a moss colored rayon ribbon and a narrow suede ribbon(maroon color). My beads were small forest jasper and agate beads in small 4mm and larger for the center part.
braided 26″ for pendant and have 21″ for a 2nd pendant with no beads. Left a space in…[Read more]
Lucionne Holmberg replied to the topic Questions, Comments, or Photographs for Discussion for Embellished Oimatsu. in the forum Embellished Oimatsu 8 months, 1 week ago
I think I see a sample above, done in something other than metallic…..
But, have any of your students done this using silk or rayon or ???? before or am I going to be the “rogue” student and experiment. Still plan to use leather for stiff cord and not sure what beads.
Lucionne Holmberg replied to the topic Questions, Comments, or Photographs for Discussion on 3 Braids with Makiko Tada in the forum Three Twisted Braids 8 months, 1 week ago
Domo Arigato Gozaimasu Tada Sensei for showing me some new, interesting, fun braids. Made me think!!!
Since I’m a “rogue” braider I don’t use silk and like to experiment and “play”.
For the braid I used a Dyed Dreams rainbow dyed rayon for color play and a bright blue shiny rayon. The 1st 6 inches showed me that my Dyed Dreams was too think to…[Read more]
I used a dark green rayon slub from Dyed Dreams and a brown w/ metallic thread.
I don’t usually braid with 8 anymore but want to play with other variations.
Will make this into a pendant and post soon.
Lucionne Holmberg replied to the topic Questions, Comments, or Photographs for Discussion on "F-Fret to Flowers" in the forum F-Frets to Flowers Edo Yatsu Gumi 8 months, 1 week ago
I did my braid using a purple textured rayon thread vs. a hot pink/maroon rayon with small sequins. It is a little difficult to see the pattern changes because of the textures, but for my end use it is perfect. I’ll post my pendant “Catrina” on the AKS Kumih Group page.
Thank you Rosalie for the class.I don’t usually braid with 8 anymore but I’m…[Read more]