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Burgeoning Braids

  • Silk Weaving Studio 1531 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9 Canada (map)

Makiko Tada

Free admission - Artist informal talk at 6:30pm. Exhibition runs until October 26th.

Makiko Tada has been researching and teaching kumihimo braiding for five decades. This distinguished designer combines her engineering expertise and her passion for braiding to create innovative accessories and wearables.

Makiko draws her inspiration from Andean and traditional Japanese braiding techniques, designing complex pieces with a variety of fibres from silk to metal. Employing curves, zigzags, spirals, and free-form shapes, Makiko breathes a modern aesthetic into an ancient craft.

Through her inventions, numerous books, and personal creations, Makiko has inspired many braiders to push the boundaries of braiding.

Makiko will also teach two workshops.

Earlier Event: October 11
KUMIHIMO 2-Day
Later Event: October 13
KUMIHIMO 3-Day