In this class students will learn how to embellish an oimatsu braid using four additional warps with pearls. Once students learn this technique they will be able to explore limitless possibilities using all sorts of beads to create their own unique designs.
Kit: $62 includes shipping, USA only.
Kit contents: Japanese metallic fibers, leather, glass pearls, big eye needle, acrylic clasp, cords for the pearls, instructions. Students will have a choice of kits in several color choices, photos will be available prior to registration opening.
A Supply List will be available for students outside of the United States or anyone wishing to work with their own supplies.
Instructor: Adrienne Gaskell
Student Equipment: Marudai, 16 tama with leaders, 45% counterweight, chopstick.
Student Supplies: Scissors, measuring tape, chopstick or double pointed knitting needle, 4 weighted plastic bobbins.
Skill Level: Advanced with marudai experience.
Pre-requisites: Students should be proficient braiding a 16-tama oimatsu braid on the marudai and working with Japanese pre-cut fibers.