Monday, 19 May 2014

Kumihimo Crazy!!

Kumihimo is fantastic! Tim from Worstead weavers spinners and dyers introduced me to it. It is an ancient Japanese technique of braiding. I have used it here to make lots of bracelets, but you could also use it to make corded handles for bags or even key rings. Many people use rat tail or waxed cotton to make the basic ones, I also really loved the beaded ones. Beads direct have published some good instruction videos on you tube if you want to have a go. You basically glue the braids into the end caps on the clasps, easy. You can get different clasps like the magnetic or lobster ones. A great idea for a little gift!

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