Kumihimo means the gathering of cords. Using a Japanese circular loom we will gather in a braid 8 element cords create a necklace with tassel closure. Modern day uses for Kumihimo cords are usually for jewelry cording, but traditional Japanese cording was often used for clothing closures and decorative edging- both great applications for for knitting and crochet projects.
Kumihimo weaving is done in the round and as a process its very calming and a great way to practice mindfulness. You will not only leave class learning to make a beautiful necklace but will find in the process of making braids this way, a method for focus and calming your system.
For this class we will be using delicate subtle textured yarns to create The Shades of Winter Necklace© . You will learn how to set up and braid a on the disk, the use of weights and counterweights, how to braid a seamless closure hoop into your necklace and other finishing techniques.
Kumihimo Kit :There is a required kit that comes with the sustainable wood Kumihimo Disk , weight , 8 bobbins, pick, metal beads, a visual chart (
emailed) and all the fiber and findings needed to complete the necklace.
Once you have registered, email the instructor with the class title so she can send a paypal invoice from
Capobianco Designs. The invoice will include the cost of the kit, applicable taxes, and priority shipping.
When you pay the invoice, make sure to include the class title in the notes.
Please note: kits will ship 3rd week of Sept.