This was to be mine for the next couple of days. I've never been a weaver so I didn't even understand some of the basic terms. I was a little apprehensive but more excited than anything. Our tutors were incredible patient and all very good and passing on their knowledge.
First we had to wind onto our bobbins then attach it. We were quite a bit slower than the Japanese participants. After a while we noticed that they don't attach their leader threads at the beginning, they wait until the end. The practice was good.
I finally started braiding. I really didn't want to stop. Skipped morning tea but but did head down for lunch. A girl's gotta eat. I must admit that I only popped my head in the door of the next keynote address for a short while and I was back upstairs.
This is my first ever takadai braid. We experimented with lots of different patterns. I'm hooked!