Category: Learn Kumihimo

In this section you will be able to learn Kumihimo. I am giving you information about the tools and materials you need. Plus, you get links to books, tutorials, and other material to help you.

Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique that became really popular in the beading world a few years ago. You can stick to the basic braids, made with cord or ribbon. Or, you can incorporate beads, so you are creating a beaded braid.

This technique basically makes ropes. So, you can use these for necklaces or bracelets. You will discover that you can make round or flat ropes. You have a huge variety of different braid structures. So, you can create wonderful patterns and colour combinations.

You can create jewellery using this technique on its own. Or, you can combine it with other bead-weaving techniques. For example, you might create a pendant using a bead-weaving technique. Then, make a Kumihimo rope on which to hang it.

Why should you learn Kumihimo?

Well, I’ve just given you a taste of the huge variety of things you can do. So, this will bring more interest to your beadwork.

Kumihimo is also very easy to learn and very soothing to work. So, you don’t need to have any previous beading experience. You can create something beautiful in a short space of time, just using the most basic braid. If you enjoy the process, then work your way up to learn more variations and try out different combinations.

You can use a variety of different cords and materials. So, if you already have a craft stash, this is a great way to use up odds and ends.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive in to the blog posts below and start your Kumihimo adventure today!

Materials for Kumihimo Beadwork, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Materials for Kumihimo

In my last post, we took a look at the basic Kumihimo tools. So, now you’ve got those together, you need to gather up your materials for Kumihimo. This is just a very brief...

Basic Tools for Kumihimo, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Basic Kumihimo Tools

Now, as I said in my last blog post, I’m a beginner when it comes to Kumihimo. So, the information I’m sharing here is enough to get you started. But I will be calling...

Kumihimo Beginner's Guide, Donna McKean-Smith

Kumihimo Beginners Guide

This wonderful Kumihimo beginners guide (or, to give the book it’s proper title:’ A Beginner’s Guide to Kumihimo’) is by Donna McKean Smith. Published by Search press, it will come as no surprise for...

%d bloggers like this: