The word Kumihimo means “the coming together of threads” in Japanese. The technique of braiding the fibers is done with special round looms, which are a little reminiscent of knitting spools. Different types of threads and cords can be woven together, with our without beads, in a beautiful variety of patterns.
If you’re interested in trying out this exciting technique, here are a few tips and tutorials to help you get started:
Kumihimo Bracelet Basics
Kumihimo Disk and Bracelet Tutorial
Kumihimo Round Braid Tutorial and Pattern
Flat Braid with Hearts Kumihimo Pattern
Kumihimo Friendship Bracelet
Kumihimo Crystal Bracelet Project
Have you tried Kumihimo braiding before? What do you like about it?
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