13283Re: [SCA-JML] Possible Armor Lacing Braid Source
- Feb 27, 2004How many threads in the pattern?
At 08:25 PM 2/27/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Elaine Koogler wrote:----------
> > I know I'm jumping in here...probably not a good thing as I am not a
> > fighter, don't make armor, etc. But...if you REALLY want to do spiff,
> > learn how to do kumihino and braid your own cord! ;-)
>Oh, yeah. Well, there is that. <G>
>one of my teachers in Tokyo spent about three years reverse-engineering a
>kumihimo pattern to make lacing for a 12th C. armour he was making -- the
>was too broad for machine-made lacing to deal with from his usual
>he also wanted to use exactly the same braid-pattern as the original. We're
>pretty certain he's the first one to have used that pattern (he
>after many, many yards of error) for several hundred years. Oy.
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