Tutorial for Kumihimo Spiral Braid using Satin Cord / Rattail (Rat tail) Cord
Instructions for basic kumihimo round spiral braid using satin rattail cord. Your mantra: "Left up, right down, turn" If you can remember this chant, you have it made! Start with 8 strands of cord, each a few inches longer than twice the length that you want the finished braid to be. You can use any number of colors, but the spiral pattern is the most obvious with 2 colors. The braid also looks nice with 3 or 4 colors. Tie the cords in a knot and place the knot in the hole in the middle of the disk. Click here for information on finishing braid ends.
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