Beginner's Kumihimo: The Art of Japanese braiding
Beginner's Kumihimo: The
Art of Japanese braiding. Originally used to braid lacing for the
Samurais’ armor, today it is a popular jewelry making technique. The
literal translation of Kumihimo means the "coming together (kumi) of
threads (himo)". It’s fast, easy, and fun! Our Beginner's class shows
you how to make the basic round Kumihimo braid.
Level: Beginner – No previous braiding or jewelry making experience required.
Technique Learned: Basic 8-Strand Round Braid using a foam Kumihimo disk
Length of Class: 2 Hours
Cost: $45, includes all materials, including Beginner's kit. (The Kit
for beginners includes the Kumihimo braiding disc-zap jewelry gel- 8
bobeez no tangle thread bobbins- findings kit plus a rattail braid color
mix.) Pre-registration with pre-payment required to make sure we have
enough materials on hand and room in the class.
Thursday, September 5, 6 to 7:30pm. Preregister by September 3rd
OR Saturday, September 21, 1 to 3pm. Preregister by September 17
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