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First Kumihimo Braid

First Kumihimo Braid
I had a go at using this Kumihimo plate the other night and found that the instructional pictographs were a bit difficult to understand. As you can see they were a bit daunting. The Kumihimo package came with five strands of synthetic yarn to start you off, and this is the first braid I did. I must admit that I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much that I pulled 60” of gold ribbon, purple orlec and navy orlec to braid. The ribbon I used singly but the orlec was tripled to match the ribbons thickness. This is a close up of the braid. Accepting this award means following some rules:1. And pass the awards on to: Charlotte at Strikke-og vevebloggen Susan at Thrums Cindie at eweniquely ewe Deanna at A Winding Thread Trapunto at The Straight of the Goods Magic Stix FibersDeborahbee at Swifter Than a Weavers Shuttle My Days Have Passed Weaving WordsDuring the 13th century, a woman weaver was called a Webster.

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