Twist, Turn & Tie

Twist, Turn & Tie

50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids

Book - 2014
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The traditional Japanese art of cord braiding--known as kumihimo-- has been around for centuries. The technique, which uses a loom and several strands of silk thread, was once used to create the strong, slender cords that reinforced samurai warrior armor. Today, it is primarily used to make beautiful, color-drenched cords for jewelry and other decorative items. In Twist, Turn, & Tie 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids , readers will get everything they need to get started in this ancient craft, including a mini braiding loom! They'll also find:

An overview of tools and materials from looms to bobbins to glues to beads Step-by-step instructions for basic loom braiding, handling threads, beads, and more 50 gorgeous projects from simple beginner braids to complex beaded cords 400 full-color photographs for inspirations and instruction

With details on kumihimo terminology, starting and finishing braids, and calculating thread and bead counts, this book is an ideal guide for new braiders.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2014
Edition: 1st ed. for North America
ISBN: 9780764166433
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 braiding disc
Alternative Title: 50 Japanese kumihimo braids


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Nov 06, 2015

Good instructions with clear pictures. She's used a wide variety of threads and yarns, and included beads on some. While the majority of projects are done on the round disk, she has several that are done on the square disk.


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