Japanese Braiding for the Takadai and Marudai
This workshop is about flexibility and, as much as possible, tailored to each student’s needs.
The braids from Peru can be made on a card, a braiding stand or a Core Stand. Braids from
Japan can be made on the Marudai, Takadai, or Ayatakedai. Takadai braids are obliquely
woven structures making both plain and twill weaves. The braids can also make double
weave and have complex pick up patterns. All the braids are obliquely interlaced and have a
wonderful drape. These braids can be made as scarves, belts and straps. All of these and more
can be made on the Japanese braiding equipment. Students wishing to work on and find
creative answers for specific projects; for example jewelry, sashes or clothing
embellishments, are encouraged to bring their beads, bangles and buckles. Takadai’s are not
supplied for the class, however two are available for rental. If you do not have one a
Mauradai can be available with advance notice.