Kumihimo and Peruvian braids – Rodrick Owen

 250 Patterns from Japan, Peru and BeyondThis episode we chat with Rodrick Owen about kumihimo and Peruvian braids.  If you’re not familiar with kumihimo, it’s a Japanese style of braiding that creates beautiful and strong braids.  The most common form of kumihimo is woven on a marudai, essentially a small round table with a hole in the center.

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Ruth Temple

Ecclesiastical weaving – Mary Louise Van Dyke

This episode Nancy Smith Kilkenny brings us a wonderful story of Mary Louise Van Dyke, and the paraments she wove for the Christ Episcopal Church in Oberlin, OH.  We also hear from Alision Ricker, the sacristan charged with conserving and preserving those paraments.

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Nancy Smith Kilkenny