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WORKSHOPS Kumihimo Braiding

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Beautiful braids for beginners.

  • Basic round cords
  • Half-round braids
  • Braiding flat trims
  • Rick-rack braids
  • Beaded cording

This ancient craft is experiencing an exciting rebirth as it is explored by young and old alike. In this one-day workshop you will weave braids and trims as rounds cords, half rounds and square cords as well as flat "ribbons" in a variety of patterns and colors.

Although traditionally woven in silk threads for the ties on Japanese obis, we will also be venturing into using contemporary yarns, beads etc. While learning their new skills, students will make take-home items such as key chains, lanyards and bracelets. The class kit includes a Kumihimo braiding Disk, patterns and all the yarns and notions needed to complete the class projects.