• Hemp Kumihimo

    September 16, 2015 admin

    Sometimes I surprise myself with how I come up with things. It’s a totally ADD, can’t stay on track with a single thought because it snowballs into something else entirely type of thing. Completely randomly, and because I see a pine cone right now and I’m going to type it as I think it and…

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  • Kumihimo Knot Bracelet

    May 27, 2014 admin

    This post is brought to you by the good people at Goody Beads who provided me with free product. Thanks Goody Beads!  It’s been a while since I busted out my Kumihimo disc but I forsee that it’s going to get a lot of action this summer. Primarily because I’ve found that it is just about…

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  • Magatama Snake Kumihimo

    March 14, 2014 admin

    It’s been a while since I had set to my Kumihimo disc. You see I’ve been in a crochet kind of a mood lately, but when I saw these snake closures (just search Ebay for “snake toggle clasp” – these suckers come direct from China and take about a month to receive)  I knew I…

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  • Disco Ball Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

    December 29, 2013 admin

    I seemed to have knocked out this disco ball beaded Kumihimo bracelet even though I’ve been out of the game a bit. I’m not exactly sure when I put my Kumihimo disc down but at some point I did… Lured in by crochet hooks and fuzzy yarn and the comfort of a warm kitchen in…

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  • Tasseled Kumihimo Braid Tutorial

    November 11, 2013 admin

    When I was in the 6th grade I had this art teacher who was… different. She sang weird music and she swayed back and forth when there was no music and she talked about things and musicians I had never heard of. My mother (who had met my teacher from an incident where I gouged…

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  • Kumihimo Camera Strap Tutorial

    November 8, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to put Kumihimo to good use by making a Kumihimo Camera Strap. I’ve been wracking my brain lately for some functional ways to use Kumihimo. I was inspired before I even started to make functional things with the technique after learning that it was how Japanese Samurai Body Armor was made. How…

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  • Using a Too Short Kumihimo Braid

    November 5, 2013 admin

    I’m not exactly sure what happened… I had started working up a braid with the very last of my favorite purple sparkle fiber and I hoped that I had just enough to eke out one last bracelet. In fact, I felt pretty confident that things would work out pretty well. But somewhere along the line…

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  • Using Kumihimo Bobbins

    October 21, 2013 admin

    I am so cheap that for a good long time I didn’t use Kumihimo bobbins. No sirree, I used paperclips because it was so easy. Not really. It was okay but it often wound up being frustrating. Especially when, say, some cat decided to try to walk off with my Kumi project and the clips…

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  • Basic Kumihimo Tips and Tricks

    October 4, 2013 admin

    Today I’m sharing a handful of basic Kumihimo tips and tricks. These are pretty simple things that I’ve encountered while braiding my heart out. I hope at least one or two prove useful you on your exploration of this fun and incredibly addictive craft! 1. The foam discs used for Kumihimo are really convenient, but…

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  • Kumihimo Tutorial Over Cords & Big Beads

    September 13, 2013 admin

    Ack!  It’s Friday the Thirteenth! Are you superstitious? I kind of am but I think it’s just because I have totally crap luck. For instance, I once ran out onto the back porch to escape a wasp that had gotten in my kitchen. He was busy banging himself into the window over and over but…

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