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. Cloisonne enamel jewelry, Bead Embroidery, wall pieces and sculptures in fine metal by Enamelist Karen L. Cohen The charts below are only approximate as all beads of the same size, especially from different manufacturers, are not necessarily the same size. Need a mm to inch conversion? Check out this conversion site. This page lists the following charts:
Flower Kumihimo Pattern. Friendship Bracelets. Bracelet Patterns. How to make bracelets We will need: 16 strings (9 blue, 6 orange and one red) about 20 cm longer than your wrist circumference + some for tying the bracelet. How to make a kumihimo bracelet you can take a look here. 1. Start making your kumihimo according to this pattern: 2. Design your own kongoh gumi friendship bracelet Send us your design with or without a photo of your finished braid. Link to your design - share your pattern with your friends Remember pattern (requires cookies) You should be seeing the kumihimo braid design tool here. If you are seeing this text after the page has finished loading, either javscript is disabled or your browser does not support some features required. 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. Cutting your strands (ribbon, yarn, string, etc.)
Kumihimo - Getting Started Kumihimo is a form of Japanese braiding using various types of stringing material, often combined with beads to make exceptional jewelry. The term Kumihimo in Japanese means the gathering of threads. This technique involves using different types of looms to achieve different types of braids. The possibilities are endless and can be customized to suit everybody, so find your Kumihimo supplies and get started! When doing Kumihimo you will learn that using a different number of strands, as well as different colors, will change the overall look. Different types of stringing material can also change the look, as well as adding beads to all or some of the strands.
Size Charts Size Charts for Beads and Sequins Inches to Millimeters Inches (in.) Millimeters(mm) 1/16 in. 1.5mm Kumihimo tutorial: flat braid with hearts I got the pattern for this braid from a friend of mine, who found it here: . It makes a flat braid, with a heart pattern running up the center. I am using 10/2 Uki red cotton weaving yarn for the background of this braid. The hearts are in an unlabeled cream colored cotton from my stash, that is about twice the thickness of the red. The finished width is about 1/8", which makes for a cute little delicate braid. I'm picturing using this as friendship bracelets, as necklace cording, as drawstrings, or as trim on a little bag. Tutorial [b]In this tutorial I will show you how to make a 4 string Kumihimo Rope (or round braid).[/b[ Kumihimo Disk 4 strings about 20 inches each I will use 4 different colors for this tutorial. Step 1
Individual post from "Nothing In It" While I was doing my big project earlier this year to braid all of the 16-strand braids in Jacqui Carey's "Creative Kumihimo" I noticed that most of the 8-strand braids in that book were expanded or combined into 16-strand versions, except for 8C. Now 8C is really just two 4-strand (maru yotsu) braids that link together after every three iterations. It's a great braid, currently one of my favorites, and it struck me that it should be possible to expand 8C to 16 strands, but figuring out when to do which moves was the difficulty. Anyway, I eventually sat down with pencil and paper, and I worked it out. You have to be familiar with the maru yotsu 4-strand braid for this pattern to make sense at all - Kumihimo Conversion Chart This chart is to help determine amount of beads when using ALL 8 bobbins. These equations will help you determine how many bags of beads you will need to purchase for your project. Remember, all of our seed beads are sold in 8 gram bags. Using Beads on All Eight Bobbins: Gram Weight: Multiply the desired braid length by the Beads per Inch.
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. 100 Amazing How-To Sites at Rated Colleges Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want.
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.