although it will be a very long time before I have that many bobbins on my kumihimo maradui. Here's a short video to show you the basic idea:
I did a little kumihimo weaving when I was in Japan, I've found the posts and then spent quite a while looking back through photographs and feeling very nostalgic for my Indigo Sisters, Bryan, the other lovely people I met in Japan, and the whole experience of the Japanese Textile Study Tour in 2012.
So, one of the things I do this year will be to weave some braids. Lynda sent me three books of instruction and inspiration too and I shall look forward to my first opportunity to go shopping for threads! I remember enjoying the rhythmic "click, clack" of the bobbins when I was in Japan, so soothing although a lot of concentration is required.
I am currently trying to decide whether to commit to the Contemporary Group's Journal Quilt challenge again this year. The quilts are to be larger, 8"x10" portrait, and there are rules concerning colours. I am pondering. Other exciting happenings include the quilt we are making at Country Roads Quilters which will be entered in FoQ this year and the current techniques swap we are having at Global Piecers, foundation piecing this month. There's a lot to look forward to, plus a forecast of snow later this week, finally it might be Winter!