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How to Make a Spiral Kumihimo Braid

How to Make a Spiral Kumihimo Braid
Instructions by Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® In this style of braid, the numbers change position as the disc is turned in a counter-clockwise direction. The kumihimo disk has 32 numbered slots and 4 dots indicating North, East, South and West. To determine strand length needed, multiply desired finished length by 3. Example: If you want a 20-inch necklace, you will need 60 inches of cord. Because you are folding four cords in half to make eight cords, you will need to cut four strands 120 inches each. Hold the folded cord end firmly in place on the underside of the disc while setting up the face of the disc. With North at the top of the disc, you are ready to start your braid.

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Japanese Braiding Instructins There are hundreds of different kumihimo stitches, some simple and some very complex, using different numbers of strands. A common stitch often taught to beginers is the simple 16-thread rotating stitch (Kongo Gumi). The pattern you get depends on how the strands are arranged at the start. In our directions, "strand" can be ribbon, yarn, fun/fancy fur or something else.

History The Monoyama period (1573 - 1614) is the beginning of the kumihimo of today. 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. The style is still worn in Japan today when wearing a kimono is appropriate. Toward the end of the Edo period (1616 - 1867), the takadai, or high braiding stand, developed into its current form, one allowing for more complex, intricate patterns to be created. Edo (later named Tokyo) became the center for kumihimo. 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.

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