Almost always, I braid with one end per tama/bobbin. This is because I'm self taught, and didn't know any better: traditional (Japanese) braids are made with something like 40–45 ends of fine silk, though the ‘hanks’ of silk can be halved or quartered.
60", 4 strands, 3 ends (total 12) perle cotton, approx 8 weight. Completed sometime between 2010 and 2012?
Every once in a while, however, I tiptoe into multiple end territory, and this braid is one such experiment, with three ends per tama. As a result, it's much bumpier and softer than the usual 16 strand tama braids I make, even those made on a disk.
I didn't like the effect, and promptly went back to my old ways.
Page created 22oct2013, text written 20nov2015, posted 20apr2017...
Think sewing thread weight.
Unless otherwise noted, text, image and objects depicted therein copyright 1996--present sylvus tarn.Sylvus Tarn