Makiko Tada’s Revised Marudai Book

June 9, 2014
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The revised edition of Makiko Tada’s Book:  Comprehensive Treatise of Braids I: Maru-dai braids is now available at my Shop. The book still contains directions for the original 120 braid structures from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo along with the color photographs of each braid. The book is written in Japanese and English. This revisions […]

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Miami Kumihimo Workshop Scheduled

March 15, 2014

After many requests I have scheduled a 3-day  intensive intro marudai workshop in my home studio and it will be limited to 6 students. Date: April 23 – 25. Only two seats remaining, so contact me asap if you are interested. Agaskell@me.com or 305-301-4976. Students will work on individual projects using their own materials or, […]

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Makiko Tada Teaching in Miami Feb. 26 – March 2

January 15, 2014
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Email AGaskell@me.com to sign up for classes Makiko Tada of Japan is a master craftsperson with over 40 years experience as an internationally recognized Kumihimo teacher. She is a braider, designer, researcher and lecturer at Kyoto Institute of Technology and Japan Women’s University. As well, she is the author of ”Comprehensive Treatise of Braids 1 to 6”, […]

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Japan Adventure Tour

January 4, 2014
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12-Day Japan Adventure Tour $3,800 USD Friday, October 24th, 2014 through Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 (USA Flights depart on Thursday, October 23rd for arrival in Japan October 24th) *** Click For Application! *** Application Deadline March 31st, 2014 Tour inclusions: • 12 Nights at the Mitsue Garden Hotels in Kyoto & Hiroshima Daily breakfast buffet […]

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2nd day, oh it’s the 3rd day in Tokyo

October 4, 2013
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I’ll catch you up on my journey so far. Landed early at Narita airport after a fairly sleepless 13 + hour flight. First impression – this airport is so quiet, it feels like the passengers on my plane are the only ones here. Does’t at all feel like an airport in a city of over […]

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