Alan decided yesterday afternoon that he wanted to take the braid he was working on off the takadai, dismantle the takadai and take it all home. Now in Japan they do this because people don’t have the room to have takadai at home. And they have a particular method of winding up the warp and transporting it home. And this is NOT it.
Alan wound each bobbin up and placed them into egg cartons.
The bobbins from the right arm were placed into one box, the left in another. So far so good.
Once we gt home the first job was to put the takadai back together.
Ta da! Now for the fun bit.
I walked downstairs to see Alan peering at the threads. I went back up stairs before I was roped into helping.
Slowly but surely Alan got the threads back into position. Then he announced, “now we can be down here braiding together”. aaargh!
This post was first published here on 3rd February, 2011.