Filed Under (Braiding) by jennyk on 27-06-2005

Back in April, I mentioned that I’d made my first takadai braid. I had to dismantle the takadai again so I hadn’t done any more until we were lucky enough to go to a two-day takadai workshop with Jennie Parry, held at the home of a Kennet Valley Guild member, Debbie.

Between chatting, laughing, eating lunch in the garden and petting Debbie’s two labradors, we packed in a lot of braiding, but we still came home with unfinished warps. Fortunately, it is easier to re-install a warp onto a takadai than onto a shaft loom, so last week I managed to finish both of mine.

Here is a picture to give you a taster of what we did, but for information on what a takadai is and how it is used, bigger pictures of these braids and details of the individual sections, click here or on the picture.

takadai workshop


Rod Byatt on 30 June, 2005 at 11:54 am #

Absolutely stunning work! And great to come across not only another kumihimo blogger, but one with luxurious pictures.
Best wishes,

Joni on 30 June, 2005 at 10:20 pm #

Stunning! I’ve never even thought of doing such a thing. Something new to dream about I guess. :)