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Kumihmo (Japanese Braiding) Info

Kumihimo History and Info
Make your own: Tama (bobbins)   |   Marudai (braiding stand)   |   Paper Braiding Disk
Recommended Books   |   Patterns: Flat Braids   |   Round Braids
Links: Online Resources   |   Pinterest Links   |   Kumihimo Kit
Prep for Online Class

Kumihimo Info

Kumihimo Patterns

Flat braid — 8 strand on handheld disk (Hira Kara Gumi)

3 Color Braid Pattern: Solid color edges, and 2 color chevrons in the center (PDF)
2 Color Braid Pattern: Solid color edges, and solid color center (PDF)
Altavia Pattern: 2 color braid — solid black center, green and white edges (PDF)

Angels Pattern: 2 color braid — solid yellow center, red and yellow edges (PDF) It looks like little angels!
Laurel Wreath Pattern: 2 color braid — solid green center, green and yellow edges (PDF)

Round braid — 8 strand on handheld disk (Maru Yatsu Kumi)

Pattern: 3 two color patterns: 1) Stripes, 2) Spirals, 3) Herringbone Spots
Pattern: Filled Diamond pattern
SCA Award version: Caid, Laurel, & Pelican designs
SCA Altavia Awards version: Argent, Sable, Vert Frets designs
Pelican Cord version: White with red spots

Make Your Own Kumihimo Equipment

Homemade Kumihimo Kit (disk, bobbins, etc.)

Homemade Tama (bobbins)

Homemade Marudai (braiding stand)

Book Recommendations for Kumihimo

My Amazon bookshop of my favorite kumihimo books. Some of which are:

Kumihimo Links

My Pinterest Links

Online Resources

My Kumihimo Kits (for sale)

Kumihimo Kits: Flat, Round, & Square Kits

Each kit includes all you need, and is ready for you to start creating a kumihimo braid:

  • Complete instructions
  • Braiding disk (foam)
  • Bobbins (plastic snap shut bobbins)
  • Counterweight
  • Thread pre-strung on bobbins & disk

Skill Levels: Beginner
Square: This is a very simple braiding pattern.
Round: This is a simple braiding pattern, a little more complex than the square pattern. It's my favorite of the three patterns.
Flat: This is more complex than the round pattern, it takes a little more work to wrap your brain around, but it's fun and not difficult. It's my second favorite of the three patterns.

Buy the Flat, Round. or Square kits at: Unicorn Fiber Arts

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