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Kumihimo Braids. 下町に息づく伝統の技 江戸組紐1/3. Kumihimo - Marudai bucket style. New crafts present the problem of new materials, new tools and finding another space to store them.

Kumihimo - Marudai bucket style

There is also the money issue, usually more than my budget will allow. I read about kumihimo (Japanese braiding) and wanted to try it. The tools were a bit pricey for a beginner. So I improvised with the plastic lids from pint sized ice cream. I made several braids using cotton embroidery floss on embroidery floss bobbins. Kumihimo Braids. Kumihimo Supplies.

Kumihimo books

Takadai. Patterns. Www.texte.co.jp/works.pdf. Kumihimo. History. The Monoyama period (1573 - 1614) is the beginning of the kumihimo of today.

History

It evidenced change in kimono style with the introduction of a very wide ”obi” (sash) that required a narrow cord to hold it in place. The braided ”obijime” was created for this purpose. Kute-uchi braiding ''Inside-Through'' square and flat braid. A no-equipment textile technique for braiding cords and bands. Samurai: The Code of the Warrior - Thomas Louis, Tommy Ito. Weavershand. The Silk Standard by Rosalie Neilson. BraidersHand, makers of marudai, takadai, ayatakadai and tama.

Tama Handout. Shosoin.kunaicho.go.jp/public/pdf/0000000261.pdf. Kumihimo. Kumihimo.


  1. onora May 27 2013
    I have to reorganize. It's getting so cluttered, but I keep finding new things all the time. I'm so glad you are teaming up with me on it.
  2. maryvsmith May 24 2013
    I could read your pearl tree for hours......