Sharing Craft & Art,Tutorials and Interviews by Trish Goodfield, Author of "How to Teach Art & Craft", & "Beaut Braids".
Due to a large kumihimo order I’ve been able to indulge in my love of braiding during work time.
These are some finished bracelets.
And because I’m still practicing with using a lightbox you will have lots of images.
All of these braids have been created using the same sequence of moves.
The variations in pattern has been achieved by the placement of the various colours.
I’ve also chosen to use my marudai rather than the hand held disc. I can braid faster.
These five have been created using another sequence of moves, yet there are 2 distinct patterns. That’s enough practice with the lightbox, um, I mean Kumihimo for one day.
Those are cool, I use to make those when I was a kid but I don't remember how.
Brillkiant - it's years since I did any of that and you have made me want to try it again. Love the bright colours and the thick threads - so much easier and more effective than thin silks!Jane
Thanks Judi and Jane. The finished braids aren't that thick, on average 5mm wide. Some have also been made using silk as well. They look thiker as I took the images on Macro.
I know how to make the rounder kind on the wheel, what sequence do you use to make these that look flatter?
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