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Kumihimo Episode 1:  Simple Twist Pattern
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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
Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Designer
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Rating Kumihimo
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!
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Reviewed by: from Alberta, Canada. - 6/5/2014
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Rating Kumihimo Twist Bracelet
You did good Karla. I like how easy the magnetic closure works.
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Reviewed by: from Fort Worth, Tx.. - 5/15/2014
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Rating Kumihimo
I thought Dena did a nice job, great review after taking only one class, nice to see a refresher. I'm going to check to see if she does one with beads too, not just with the threads.
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Reviewed by: from Midland. - 5/12/2014
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Rating kumihimo
She makes it look so easy! I'll have to get the tools and try it!
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Reviewed by: from ky. - 5/2/2014
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Rating owner, Little beader
loved the demonstration. I never thought to use the threads without the little rubber thread holders. I think I can make one now.
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Reviewed by: from atkinson, nh. - 5/2/2014
Questions and Answers
Q: Good Morning, Can you please tell me how much rattail you would need to make a necklace? I think your videos are so well done and so easy to follow. I receive your emails and have been a sight stalker, but I am going to finally join your beader's club and buy. Thanking you in advance for your help in this matter, Ilene
Asked by: - 7/17/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Ilene,
I must say we got a kick out of your "site stalker" thank you! Okay the formula I use for determining length is this: The length you want your necklace multiplied by 3 = the length of each strand.
So for a 20" necklace: 20x3=60" per thread. It never hurts to add a bit extra especially if you are knotting your threads. I hope this helps and again thank you for being an Auntie's Beads Site Stalker! Karla
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