What is Kumihimo?! Kumihimo, meaning "braiding" in Japanese, has a long and prolific history in Japan. During the Middle Ages samurai warriors would braid 800-1000 feet of cord to be used in a suit of armor during battle. In 18th and 19th centuries, Kumihimo became poular amongst weavers and other textile enthusiasts.
Craft Warehouse carries C-Lon Thread and Cording, perfect for Kumihimo braiding, Micro Macarame, friendship bracelets, peral knotting, tatting, and bead stringing projects!
Dazzle-It Kumihimo Disks & Plates make it easy to learn the technique and come with directions how to make different bracelets. They are on sale for $4.99 (reg. $6.99). Sale ends August 19th, 2012.