Kumihimo Episode 1: Simple Twist Pattern
I had Dena, designer and order filler here at Auntie's, teach me this wonderful ancient craft. However I was very intimidated by it! Though I worked it several times and even showed one of the kids how to do it, I just never completed anything. So here I go again. Had her give me a refresher course, she showed me how to end them and well now I am addicted to it! I find myself looking for kumihimo materials to braid with. But I really need to slow my roll and start with the basics. So we started with a simple twist pattern using 8 warp threads. As I learn and Dena's patience holds out we will add to this series starting with patterns and progressing to beads!
Tips and Tricks
- Kumihimo braids can be stretched after you remove them from your disc to add a bit of length
Materials and Supplies Used in This Video:
Thank you so much Karla. I have had a Kumihimo disc for quite some time and didn't have any idea how to do it. I was on the verge of selling it till I found your video. You make it look so easy, I am making my first bracelet tonight. Please keep em coming, I love it!Reviewed by: JUDY SKAHL from Alberta, Canada. on 6/5/2014