Saturday, August 4, 2012

Kumihimo 101

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.

Here is a video tutorial how to get started!

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.

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