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Fiber Management

For braid 64, I purchased a skein of silk thread from a Japanese supplier. Since the thread had to be bundled to create strands, I needed to pull yards and yards of thread for each strand, and thread is way too thin to consider making balls like with yarn. It was time to research and build some real equipment.

The whole setup

A kowaku is a Japanese spool for storing thread. A zaguri is a little machine that winds thread onto a kowaku. A tondo is a wheel that holds a skein of thread open so that it does not tangle as it is wound onto a kowaku. Here's how it goes:

More information at the "Fiber Management" project page.

2009.10.06 at 7:00am EDT

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