Kumihimo – Japanese Braiding

12 July – meeting host Anne.

Anne, once again, shared her skills and passion for kumihimo braiding.  Anne is a pupil of Makiko Tada – world renowned kumihimo artist.

For members who hadn’t experienced kumihimo Anne demonstrated how to use a marudai and a kumihimo disk.  Some other members were preparing to start making the core braid for a ‘Ladies’ tresses’ necklace.

Anne demonstrating kumihimo

Kumihimo disk - a tool designed by Makiko Tada for braiding kumihimo

Marudai - a frame used for making kumihimo

Anne helps Esther get started making the core braid which will coil around a thicker braid (Ladies' tresses) which will be completed next term.

About Onslow Fibrecrafts Guild

We love Knitting, felting, spinning, weaving and other fibre crafts. We meet twice a month to share skills and learn new ones. Our usual meeting place is Johnsonville Community Centre Trust Room on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, from 9.30am to 11.30am The Guild is affiliated to New Zealand Creative Fibre which helps us to:  Invite tutors to expand our own skills,  Enjoy Creative Fibre workshops and festivals  Enter our work in Creative Fibre exhibitions  Contact with fibrecrafters all around the world  Organise events with other area guilds
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1 Response to Kumihimo – Japanese Braiding

  1. Caroline says:

    Great blog – great photos. Most impressed

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