Monday, 24 December 2012

Rocky Road and Muddy Boots


Robin, holly and ivy from my nature diary

 
It's Christmas Eve and at last it looks like I might be able to put my feet up with a glass of sherry. Family gift swapping visits are all done and the cupboards are groaning with treats. We went out to buy sprouts and various other Christmas lunch essentials and oh my goodness it was so wet and muddy walking back over the field. But it was good to be out in the fresh air watching the wildlife. Blackbirds and robins in abundance in the hedgerows.
 
I've made a good start on the Rocky Road kumihimo braid.... as promised here are pictures of it in the early stages. Also a short video clip with shows the marudai in use.
 
 
The braid beginning to form
underneath the hole in the marudai

 
 
The view from the top.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The photos show the very start of braiding. After working a short length with just the threads, I start to slide beads down and they are held within the braid by using the weighted bobbins and the counterbalance bag. Here's a video clip of me working on the marudai.

 
 
 
I will post more photos and I go along and in the meantime I wish you all a wonderful Christmas.
 
 

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