Post by Dave Thatcher on Jul 10, 2016 10:06:02 GMT
As most of you may be aware, I have been able to faithfully replcate odoshi-ito to the same quality as standard of that which is made in japan.
I receive a lot of lacing comissions from international collectors/dealers. Lacing a armour has to be done correctly and poor jobs stand out once you know how it should be. So I was thinking that it could be good to have lacers in different countries that could work domestically.
My motivation is to produce odoshi to sell in order to regain some of the investment of the machinery. Currently I'm collection data that will help produce a basic lacing cost matrix. So my offer, I am willing to teach others to lace hands on and then promote their services via my website. I have plenty of real armours here to work on, and i will also make a video guide available. If you know of any tsuka ito binders that would like to learn some extra skills, or any budding restorers then please spread the word.
Great Dave - do you mean that you will conduct a workshop by inviting students to learn in person? Or will the workshop be a video tutorial?
Both John. But you can't beat learning one-to-one.
Maybe I could hold a workshop next time at the Japanese Legacy. Simple rules and tricks. The value of this exercise is that there would be lots of odoshi lacers worldwide working to an agreed standard.