Japanese Braiding

Japanese Braiding

The Art of Kumihimo

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
An introduction to Kumihimo provides step-by-step photographs detailing six projects that can customized through various patterns, colors, and textures to make dozens of braids that can be used for jewelry, cords, and other fashion accessories.

Perseus Publishing
Introduces the basics of Japanese braiding.

Independent Publishing Group
The traditional Japanese craft of Kumihimo is clearly explained in this hands-on resource that is suitable for beginners but also offers enough complexity for seasoned braiders. Kumihimo braids are made of silk threads and were originally used as ties, cording, and belts for clothing and closures for Samurai warriors. Detailed step-by-step photographs present six projects to make a variety of braids, and tips on equipment and advice for developing the projects are included. By using a variety of patterns, colors, and textures, more than 70 other braids can be used to make a range of stunning necklaces, bracelets, cords, and other fashion accessories.

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells : Search, 2010, c1997
ISBN: 9781844484263
Branch Call Number: 746.27 CAR
Characteristics: 96 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.


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Feb 19, 2016

excellent easy-to-follow reference book

Mar 15, 2015

This was nice to look at but not really useful for what I was interested in (Kumihimo on a disk with beads).

Jul 15, 2011

It looks like fun; the results are great (although they probably require practice) and reluctantly I have to admit I don't have the time to learn it now. I also wonder if local shops carry the equipment, although the book does tell you how to invent your own substitution for the real items needed.

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