This image is bobbin switching to make a lacy pattern, unfortunately the colour set up in the directions were wrong. I didn't mind because the purpose was to learn the technique.
We were also scheduled to go on our first tour. I chose to go to Rakuen. We caught the subway then walked the rest of the way.
It was lovely to stroll through the laneways chatting to the others.
I've got lots of photos from Rakuen. I can't give proper acknowledgement for who braided which piece. I hope they forgive me but I wanted everyone to see this beautiful work.
This was the first thing we saw when we entered.
This is a piece of braiding that has been mounted onto a frame.
The staff were incredibly generous and gracious with their time.
Upstairs they had more braided pieces. A couple in particular caught my eye. This one because it has been embroidered.
A close up of the detail.
Check out the use of colour. Take a closer look and you will notice the eyelets.
As I walked back down the stairs I noticed these spools of thread. The colours are stunning. I was excited to note that the thread is one that I stock in my own hand dyed range.
More photos soon.