Today I want to share with you the simple, but amazing craft - Kumihimo.
Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making which looks amazingly intricate and difficult - which it isn't :)
Let us start with an 8-threaded simple braclet:
For this craft I used the rests of some finished projects.
I used some Drops Baby Alpaca Silk.
You will also need a Kumihimo disc.
1,2. Cut 8 threads from your balls each about 60cm long
3. Make a knot in the one end of your yarn.
Push your knot through the hole in the middle of your disc.
Insert two strands of yarn through the slits at 12, 3, 6 and 9 O'Clock as shown above.
Now start at the 12 O'Clock position.
Turn your disc 90° and do the same with the beige yarn.
Continue in this fashion until your yarn is too small to hook into the slits.
Here is a quick 1 minute video to explain the steps above
Once you yarn is too short to continue, take out your finished kumihimo band.
Knot the open end and trim.
Then knot the ends together to create a great bracelet.
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If I feature 3 or more of your tutorials, I will be posting a full post about you and your great crafts.
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