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Twisted Again: The New Kumihimo

  • 02 Feb 2016
  • 20 Feb 2016
  • Wedeman Gallery , The Yamawaki Aart Center, Lasell College, 47 Myrtle Avenue, Auburndale, MA

Twisted Again: 

The New Kumihimo

February 2-22, 2016        

Opening celebration February 7th, 4-6 PM

Curated by Lyn Christiansen for

The Wedeman Gallery  at the Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center

Lasell College, Auburndale, Massachusetts


Jacqui  Carey      Devon, UK

  Lyn Christiansen     Massachusetts, US

Hiroko Ojima          Kochi, Japan

Jennie Parry                Leicester, UK

Makiko Tada           Tokyo Japan

Helen Vonow           Adelaide, Australia

Curator's Introduction:

Follow the tracks of the ancient caravans and nomadic peoples through history and you will find braids — fiber interlaced on the bias to make strong bands, belts, and cords needed for everyday life. Using natural fibers of different shades, wonderful patterns emerged. When traders came to a natural stopping point like the Island of Japan, various stands to make the braids were invented and perfected making possible more and more complex braids using dozens of bobbins of many colors in multiple layers. The Japanese word for making these complex braids is Kumihimo. Read more

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