Introduction to the Marudai: Book & Videos

Thinking about purchasing a marudai or already own one but just haven't worked with it yet?

This book and video package is perfect for the beginner!

 

The Introduction to the Marudai Book was initially created for students in my class at the first Texas Kumihimo Retreat in Houston. I had such wonderful feedback and encouragement to sell the book! I then wanted to create videos to accompany the material so customers could not only obtain the book but also have a feel for the face-to-face class content. 

 

This product package is aimed to help you overcome apprehension about getting started with a marudai. The following objectives are thoroughly addressed and you will be able to practice, with the book and videos, at a comfortable and personal pace:

 

  • Identify necessary equipment.

  • Prepare tama leaders.

  • Calculate tama weight and counterweight to achieve desired braid consistency.

  • Secure elements to tama leaders.

  • Demonstrate proper body position for braiding.

  • Demonstrate tama handling for an eight element Kongo Gumi braid.

  • Recognize a correct and incorrect point of braiding for an eight element Kongo Gumi braid.

  • Become aware of additional resources for learning marudai braiding.

 

My goal is every customer will be as comfortable with setting up the marudai and they are with a disk!

Book Table of Contents:

 

Your Instructor...............................................1

Objectives.........................................................1

Kumihimo History........................................2

Equipment......................................................3

Tama Leaders.................................................4

Tama Weight & Counterweight...............5

Attaching Elements to Tama....................6

Attaching & Moving Counterweight......9

Braiding Body Position.............................10

Tama Handling............................................10

Point of Braiding.........................................13

Additional Resources.................................14

Videos (30+ minutes combined!):

 

1.  Equipment Overview

2.  Attaching Leaders to Tama

3.  Attaching Elements to Tama Leaders

     & Slipping Hitch for Tama

4.  Attaching and Moving Counterweight

5.  Body Postion for Braiding