Nejire Edo-Yatsu Necklace
Thursday, June 7th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Edo Yatsu is one of the primary braids in the Kumihimo compendium. It’s quite versatile depending on the number of elements, color placement, movement count and fiber used to braid. This version is a riff on a version I learned from Makiko Tada in Japan in 2015. It uses an asymmetric set of elements to flatten the face of the braid and create a twist in its structure.
I’ll have instructions for both the marudai and foam disc. The basic braid is easy enough for beginners, but I’ll have variations that are challenging enough for a pro. It’s a great technique to add to your Kumihimo portfolio.
The two samples are both made from imposter, using a second set of imposter threads for the twist. It’s a cool technique that opens a world of possibilities for the design of the braid, possibly incorporating beads into the offset threads, or even using the technique on other braiding forms.
Interested? Visit the Bead and Button registration page to sign up. The kit includes a clasp, foam disc (if necessary), fiber for braiding, and clasp options. I’ll communicate with students prior to the class with color options and styles so that we can get right to braiding! Hope to see you in Milwaukee!