Karakumi K15

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Workshop general

Workshop program



Ten Karakumidai without bobbins are available for rental at 1000 yen per day. Students may bring 48 bobbins for two Hishi and 144 for circular Karakumi. EZ-bobbins are acceptable.

Materials Fee

2000 yen for karakumi silk threads.

What to bring

A scissor and tools of writing.

Edna Gibson


Dominique Brocard
Roderick Byatt
Leslie Carroll-Bartlett
Setsuko HIgashi
Anna Hurwitz
Patricia Michell
Stephen Pretty
Marjorie Quinn
Mary Slusarchuk
Kumiko Suzuki

(10 of 10)

Fourth day, we will reserch into a possibility of Kumihimo using Karakumidai and try double-sheet Karakumi.
Hideo Aihara

Tokyo, Japan

I have been braiding for 40 years. I am enjoying drawing on a "canvas" using Karakumi technique.

  • Exhibition with Mieko Kamei at Ginza Seigetsu gallery 2000 Tokyo
  • Exhibition with Mieko Kamei at Kimono Museum 2001 Tokyo
  • Exhibition with Mieko Kamei at Kyoto Orinasukan 2002 Kyoto
  • Exhibition at Kyoto Orinasukan 2003 Kyoto
  • Exhibition at Sankt-Peterburg 2003 Russia

Edna Gibson

Plymouth, UK

Edna Gibson was born in London where her interest in textiles began. As a child she knitted, crocheted and sewed her dollÕs dresses. This interest stayed with her and when in a boring desk job she gave herself a 5 year plan to become self sufficient during which time she learnt to spin and weave. Edna began teaching textile techniques to adults some 30 years ago, but her interest is now mainly knitting design and braiding. She now lives in Plymouth, UK and travels the country giving talks and workshops.

While working on the C&G Textile course she became involved in braiding after seeing Rodrick OwenÕs slides of his braids at her local Guild meeting and was totally captivated. For her exam piece she braided a hanging bird table. She has studied kumihimo under Rodrick Owen in the UK and Makiko Tada in Japan. She also has a teaching certificate from the Japanese Temari Society. She has exhibited her braiding and embroidery in the UK, Tokyo and France.

Traditional pattern with handspun silk

Free design