Twist, Turn & Tie: 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids [With CDROM]
ISBN: 0764166433
EAN13: 9780764166433
Language: English
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 9.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
The traditional Japanese art of cord braiding--known as kumihimo-- has been around for centuries. The technique, which uses a loom and several strands of silk thread, was once used to create the strong, slender cords that reinforced samurai warrior armor. Today, it is primarily used to make beautiful, color-drenched cords for jewelry and other decorative items. In Twist, Turn, & Tie 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids, readers will get everything they need to get started in this ancient craft, including a mini braiding loom They'll also find: An overview of tools and materials from looms to bobbins to glues to beads Step-by-step instructions for basic loom braiding, handling threads, beads, and more 50 gorgeous projects from simple beginner braids to complex beaded cords 400 full-color photographs for inspirations and instruction With details on kumihimo terminology, starting and finishing braids, and calculating thread and bead counts, this book is an ideal guide for new braiders.