August 10, 2019
It’s Satur-dai, and we’ll be exploring one of Kumihimo’s most versatile braids, Edo-yatsu. This braid is a “foundation” braid of Kumihimo, and offers numerous variations of its core structure and several variations. In this class, we’ll explore the basic edo braid, and several versions of Oimatsu (the foundation for many embellished braids). Then we’ll learn Nejiri Edo-yatsu (pictured in the class description), a twisty version of the braid that makes a nice fiber necklace, and finish with the windowpane braid, which is a lovely variation on the edo core braid. This is a techniques class in which we will braid samples of many variations of Edo-yatsu. We’ll work with 1.5mm satin cord, which is about the thickness of braiding imposter or silk.
Skill level: Intermediate
Workshop cost: Member $50, Non-member $75
Kit cost: $10
Kit includes: satin cord
Supplies to bring to class: Marudai, 16 tama, counter weight (240 – 560g), scissors, tape measure, chopstick
Instructor Name: Bob Galivan
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 9:30am- 5:00pm with lunchtime included.
Venue: Moose Lodge, 9900 SW 77th Ave., Miami, FL 33156
Lunch arrangements: There are places nearby to purchase lunch including at the Moose Lodge. You may also bring your own lunch.Add to Cart
Bob Galivan discovered Kumihimo by accident after taking a class with Adrienne Gaskell almost nine years ago. From that initial class, he became fascinated with the beauty of the structures that could be created using a few lengths of fiber. Bob’s primary teacher has been Sensei Makiko Tada, one of the top Kumihimo experts in the world, and the person most responsible for the increasing popularity of Kumihimo. He has close to 200 hours of class time with Sensei Tada. He has also studied with Rodrick Owen, one of the main proponents of Andean braiding, and other braiding experts, including Jacqui Carey, Michael Hattori, and others. In addition to this being Bob’s second year at Bead and Button, he has also taught braiding in Miami, Florida and Cleveland, Ohio, and most recently that the inaugural Gathering for the American Kumihimo Society. The subtle, supple texture of silk and the fascinating permutations afforded by the almost infinite variety of fiber that can be braided are the canvas on which Bob works. Braiding has existed in most human cultures, dating back tens of thousands of years. There are tens of thousands of braiding patterns extant, which offer a rich opportunity for exploration and research. While Bob’s primary medium is fiber, he has developed several unique beaded braid structures on the square plate (invented by Makiko Tada), and a number of structures using unique fibers gathered from around the world. He works on the Marudai (a traditional Japanese braiding stand), the Karakumi-dai (another traditional Japanese equipment) and the foam disk and plate. Bob has also developed expertise in loop-and-loop chain making, Viking knit, and several styles of metalwork, all to enhance the braids he creates.
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