• 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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  • Belly Dancer Kumihimo – Coined Braid Tutorial

    August 16, 2013 admin

    When I was a kid we often went to a Germanfest. And for some reason, when I was in high school,  there was a belly dancer troupe that performed on this itty bitty wood stage. Now I’m pretty sure that bratwurst and beer have nothing in common belly dancing beside the fact that they all…

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  • Kumihimo – Beaded 8 Strand Cord

    July 19, 2013 admin

    Some time ago my sweet nephews gave me a present. It was a package of hot pink seed beads and some braiding cords from the children’s craft section. They sat in my stash for a long time because I didn’t really know what to do with them. And then Kumihimo happened in a big, big…

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  • Putting End Caps on Your Kumihimo Braids

    July 12, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to easily put end caps on our Kumihimo braids. What’s more, I’ll show you exact ones that will work for exact braids! Kumihimo is my new thing. I absolutely love it for a good couple of reasons.   It’s incredibly easy to learn. It’s a project that doesn’t take too much concentration so…

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  • 12 Strand Spiral Kumihimo Tutorial

    June 21, 2013 admin

    So last week I shared with you the most basic Kumihimo cord, the 8 strand. It’s easy, easy and a great into into Kumihimo. It was so easy, that for some reason I worried that other patterns would be really difficult. I probably made 20 different 8 strand cords before I had teh confidence to…

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  • Kumihimo – 8 Strand Cord Tutorial

    June 14, 2013 admin

    The very second I heard about Kumihimo I was online ordering a starter kit for myself. The. Very. Second. When it got here I jumped around the living room like a loon clutching my bubble mailer. I hadn’t even opened it yet. When I opened it, I jumped right in. The directions were on the…

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