Introduction to Kumihimo on Marudai

John Whitley

Thursday All Day

Learn kumihimo, Japanese braiding, on marudai – the "round stand". Students will learn proper hand move technique, a few basic braid patterns, and learn how to make and setup a warp on their stand.

Skill Level: No prior experience required.

Material fee: $10, Pre-made warp(s) and printed class handouts.


Student Supplies: 1. Marudai; 12 to 20 tama. 2. Counterweight bag with short drawstring 2. Chopstick or double-pointed knitting needle. 4. Counterweight, 50-70% of your total tama weight. Coins, fishing sinkers, extra tama, etc. that fit in your counterweight bag are fine.

Homework: None