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.

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Published by Search press, it will come as no surprise for me to tell you that the book is beautifully laid out and illustrated.

Kumihimo Beginner's Guide, Donna McKean-Smith

Who needs a Kumihimo Beginners Guide?

Well, if you’re asking, ‘what is Kumihimo’, then you definitely need this book!

If you’re someone who enjoys making beaded ropes, then I’m going to tell you why you need this.

Or, if you’re looking for an easy way into beading, you need this. So, let me elaborate…

What the book gives you…

Yes, as the cover advertises, this Kumihimo beginners guide gives you 12 projects to get you started.

It also gives you a wealth of information about the tools and materials you need. Plus, in learning these projects, you are learning general Kumihimo techniques. So, you’ll end up with the skill set to go on and make loads more Kumihimo projects all on your own.

In case you’re wondering, Kumihimo is actually an ancient Japanese craft. It is basically braiding. You will get to learn a number of different braid combinations. Each creates a different texture and look.

You will start by learning how to braid with ribbon. Then, learn how to add in beads.

Both these looks are beautiful. The projects in the book will give you necklaces and bracelets. If you want to try your own thing, then Kumihimo ropes also make fabulous necklace for hanging a special pendant or cabochon.

Expert teaching

Donna McKean Smith has been running Riverside crafts for many years. She is an expert teacher and this comes across in the book.

She guides you through everything from a beginner’s perspective. So, you don’t need to know anything before you start.

Kumihimo is a very therapeutic craft. So, I can guarantee that with Donna’s expert tuition, you will soon be relaxed and enjoying it for yourself.

Book details

  • Title: A beginner’s Guide to Kumihimo
  • Author: Donna McKean-Smith
  • Price: £8.99
  • Pages: 80
  • ISBN: 9781782215349

Available here from the publisher


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