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 Post subject: Very stretchable heko obi ; how can I tie this ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Shikomi-san
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I've just recieved this heko obi, and I can't figure out how to tie it in a nice way. I found a few tutorial of how to wear heko obi on the internet but the obi don't look twice the same in terms of... Well, shape, softness, tretchability, so it just can't work twice the same way, I guess !
The fact is I can easily wrap it arround my body (as it is stretchable), but when trying to make a bow I Have a big problem : it is very stretchable, and think I HAVE to stretch it much so it wont move when the musubi is done. But if I stretch it while making the bow, it will of course look ridiculously short as fast as leave it.
I'm not sure it is understandable, it's only that I can't figure out a way of making any kind of musubi with this !
(if my english is too poor to epxlain the situation, I can make a few drawings, of course)

Thank you very much if you can help, anyway !


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 Post subject: Re: Very stretchable heko obi ; how can I tie this ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:06 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Have you tried wrapping it around your body without stretching it much? It may not sound like it will stay, but it looks like the texture of the obi will help keep anything from slipping.

I found this link, the obi looks like a twin of yours, same texture.
http://allabout.co.jp/contents/sp_oyako ... 668/index/

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 Post subject: Re: Very stretchable heko obi ; how can I tie this ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:16 pm 
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I think the musubi in this movie will be perfect for this obi :lovelove

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83YcEfm6OCA skip to 4:50 minutes

This one might also be interesting :wink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxp7To4cuz4

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 Post subject: Re: Very stretchable heko obi ; how can I tie this ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:28 pm 
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This video just made me obsessed with heko obi!

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 Post subject: Re: Very stretchable heko obi ; how can I tie this ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:51 pm 
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:wink: Yeah it's great isn't it! Soft obi's rule :katana:

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 Post subject: Re: Very stretchable heko obi ; how can I tie this ?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:40 am 
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Kouhiko => Yup, seems like the exact twin of mine O_O... Too bad there are oly very little images and no musubi tutorial with this one !
Saiya-chan => Wow ! The obi from the second video is magnificent !
I've tried a new way to tie it (not exactly one or the other from any video you sent, but it helped me a lot to understand how I could do), and it seems to work quite nicely, so thank you very much to both of you !
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