Check out my Uber-leet skills!! Waraji
- Check it out! :)
100' manilla rope: laying around the house
300' bailing twine: laying in the barn
Knowing youve made your first set of waraji and didnt pay $50 plus
shipping from Japan: PRICELESS!
OK, so manilla and bailing twine: not really period, but PRACTICAL. I
wanted to learn the technique as inexpensively as possible before
using anything real and shelling out the dough for it.
So besides using material that is kinda stiff and scratchy, these
things are AMAZINGLY comfortable. Despite what Ive read about how
great they are for your back, circulation, etc., I thought that was
health-nut talk. But these really feel great!
Sorry for showing off, but I feel accomplished. I was at about 1-1/2
hours per foot. Now that Ive got it down, I could really crank these
suckers out! :) What is it, 100 a year? :) lol
- Good work.
I made my first pair from some soft nylon rope I had lying around.
I chose that because a) it was there and free and b) I had read that
the lifespan of a pair of Waraji was bout four miles and wanted
My second pair, better technique and figured out a new method, I
made from macrame jutte. Also not-period but it looks closer and is
just as confortable.
My next pair, once I make an improved frame, wil also be of jutte
because frankly, aside from yucca leaves,there isn't much in the
desert worth weaving.
interesting side-note, I wore one of my kimonos and $1500 in swords
to a pagan meeting and was weaving my second pair of waraji and
there was so many people watching me, that I was asked to do a
workshop on weaving sandals for those pagans who want to avoid
barefoot but dislike boots.
I also wen to one of the suggested websites and who can spend $1200
on a straw raincoat??????
- Congrats, Looks like you did a good job. At least there closer to period
than duct tape! I f you don't tell anyone, 99% won't notice. When you turn
pro, let us know
Miguel Neves de Lisboa - "Maiguru"
>From: "Jason Adams" <banditt_adams@...>_________________________________________________________________
>OK, so manilla and bailing twine: not really period, but PRACTICAL. I
>wanted to learn the technique as inexpensively as possible before
>using anything real and shelling out the dough for it.
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- lol thanks Maiguru and Rick. Indeed, $1200 for a raincoat isnt really
something I could get away with, even if it IS tax deductable!! LOL
When I go pro on a pair of sandals is when Ive gone absolutely buggy!
:) Maybe in my lifetime Ill make 100 pair, but for the year, Ill
stick to making them when I need a new pair ;)
thanks for the compliments, Im just geeked I could actually finish a
project in a decent amount of time! My kabuto is taking FOREVER!!! lol