Monday, May 16, 2011

Kumihimo Progress

Fourth graders are winding down the year with their Kumihimo maru dai looms, mastering the art of Japanese braiding. Everybody started with 2 colors, 4 pieces of each, with the same warping pattern to achieve a spiral pattern:

As soon as they finished their first braid and demonstrated mastery of the technique, they were able to choose any colors, in any combination, to create a new pattern/braid. We're starting to see some interesting new braids!

I'll post more color combinations as they're made...

Check out my previous posts for more details on the process.

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