After 7 1/4 hours of braiding I have finished my first takadai braid. This is the first Braid that I have attempted on my own e.g. designed, set up and braided.
This is the length of braid wrapped around the makitori-bou.
The braid is Anda-gumi with 24 Bobbins. The colours were placed in alternating order.
Here I have stitched across the end with my sewing machine then put a line of Fray Stop. I haven't really decided what I will use the braid for but this will hold it for now.
I've found the silk braids we started when in Japan last year. I have separated the silk and wound onto bobbins. I'll undo the braid mostly because I have absolutely no idea what I'm up to. Then I will start again.
This post was first published here on 16th December, 2008.