Japanese kumihimo braiding

Date: Saturday 20th October, 10am – 3pm
Place: Trowbridge Museum,
Price: 40 (£35 for Friends of the Museum)
Tutor: Europa Dawson

Join Europa to learn about the traditional Japanese style braiding called Kumihimo. The braids were originally used for samurai amour as a functional and decorative feature but today the technique is widely used to make friendship bracelets.
The braids are made by using a stand (marudai) and weight-tensioned warps to make colourful cords. This course will provide an introduction to the basic forms and patterns possible with 8 bobbins, and you will also be shown how to record your own patterns.
All equipment is provided except weights which you will have to bring in form of 50 x 2p coins. .
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Please note: Participants need to be able to work unaided. If you would like to attend but require more assistance you are welcome to bring another adult to support you at no extra charge. If you require more information on the workshop please call us on 01225 751339 and we will happily advise.