Japanese Braiding for the Takadai and Marudai

About class

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.

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Japanese Braiding for the Takadai and Marudai



Class Dates



7 / 10 taken

Mar 30th, 2019 - Mar 31st, 2019

10 / 10 taken

Apr 13th, 2019 - Apr 14th, 2019

Class Times

All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

Wait List

For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.

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This class's instructor

Rodrick Owen

Rodrick Owen’s more than four decades of research into the braided textiles of pre-Hispanic Peru has helped raise awareness and appreciation for these gems of textile art. He trained at the Londo…

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