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Kumihimo Episode 1: Simple Twist Pattern

Part Number:VIDEO-0131

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

Materials and Supplies Used in This Video:

Kumihimo 6" Round Braiding Disc With Instructions
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Zap-A-Gap Quick Drying Adhesive, .5 oz
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Rattail Cord, Grey, 2mm, 6 Yds
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Acrylic Magnetic Clasp, Matte Silver, 10x26mm
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Classic Nipper Tool
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Customer Reviews

5 Stars
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. on 6/5/2014
5 Stars
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. on 5/12/2014
5 Stars
She makes it look so easy! I'll have to get the tools and try it!
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Reviewed by:  from ky. on 5/2/2014
5 Stars
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.. on 5/15/2014
5 Stars
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. on 5/2/2014
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