Textural Braids – Octo Plate (D)

Instructor: Masumi Tada Students will learn how to make a variety of textured braids on the Octo plate including curved, twisted, serpentine, flat and wide.  These unconventional braid styles have many design possibilities, including contemporary jewelry and edging on clothing or fabric.  Students will learn how to achieve different textures using a variety of braiding […]

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How To Keep Your Bobbins (Tama) Smooth…

by Shirley Berlin Bobbins should be as “smooth as a baby’s bottom”. If you ever want to work with fine strands of silk, 80 or so to the bobbin, you will need bobbins without snags or flaws. Diehard braiders want bobbins to be silky smooth! Occasionally you may need to smooth out your bobbins, or […]

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