• 2 DVDs by Adrienne Gaskell *Free Shipping within the continental United States only. Learn Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai This DVD covers the basics of using a marudai for making beaded braids. The format is specific to learning the 2-Drop Kongoh technique; the round braid that resembles a bead crochet rope. The focus is how to make beaded braids on a marudai; set-up, braiding and ending. With an overview of terminology, tools, supplies, and many of the authors innovative techniques. It is perfect for those new to making kumihimo beaded braids on the marudai, no previous experience using a disk is needed.  No specific projects are covered. Video Length: 60 minutes More Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai This DVD teaches techniques for making continuous beaded braids, the braids that are made with long continuous strands of beads. It includes a review of marudai basics: set-up, braiding and ending. Ideal for those who want to grow their beaded braids skills using a marudai. Includes an overview of tools, supplies, and many of the authors innovative techniques. It is also good for those new to making kumihimo beaded braids on the marudai, no previous experience using a disk is needed.  No specific projects are covered. Video Length: 60 minutes
  • DVD by Adrienne Gaskell This DVD covers the basics of using a marudai for making beaded braids. The format is specific to learning the 2-Drop Kongoh technique; the round braid that resembles a bead crochet rope. The focus is how to make beaded braids on a marudai; set-up, braiding and ending. With an overview of terminology, tools, supplies, and many of the authors innovative techniques. It is perfect for those new to making kumihimo beaded braids on the marudai, no previous experience using a disk is needed.  No specific projects are covered. Video Length: 60 minutes
  • DVD by Adrienne Gaskell This DVD teaches techniques for making continuous beaded braids, the braids that are made with long continuous strands of beads. It includes a review of marudai basics: set-up, braiding and ending. Ideal for those who want to grow their beaded braids skills using a marudai. Includes an overview of tools, supplies, and many of the authors innovative techniques. It is also good for those new to making kumihimo beaded braids on the marudai, no previous experience using a disk is needed.  No specific projects are covered. Video Length: 60 minutes
  • Set of two books from Braids 2019, Iga, Japan Advances in Kumihimo and Fiber Arts - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Braiding editors Koichi Hirosawa and Makiko Tada ISBN 9784925252232, The Kumihimo Society, 2019 (Japan) The proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Braiding are another volume of articles that are incomparable.  The keynote speakers and tutors have all contributed articles that demonstrate their expertise in the subjects on which they write.  Articles cover kumihimo and other types of braids such as ply split braiding, sprang and woven bands.  With 31 contributing authors this book is another treasure for your shelves.  The contents are timeless and will stimulate readers for many years to come.

    26 x 19 x 1.6 cm       160  pages

    World Kumihimo and Fiber Arts Exhibition editors Koichi Hirosawa and Makiko Tada ISBN 9784925252225, The Kumihimo Society, 2019 (Japan) This is the catalogue for the exquisite exhibition held at Braids 2019, Iga.   It contains exquisite photographs and information about the braided items that were exhibited by tutors, participants of the conference and invited guests.   Over 100 artists' work is in this inspirational catalogue.

    26 x 19 x 1 cm    80 pages

  • By Makiko Tada This book focuses on using the Kumihimo Disk and Plates developed by the author and the Hamanaka company in Japan. Instructional diagrams for traditional Japanese and Andean braids as well as completely original braids such as the Zig-zag, Round Helical and Braid in Braid. The book also contains instructions for some of Makiko Tada's signature jewelry pieces including: Zigzag Necklace, Winding Circle Spiral Necklace and Flower Pins and Pendants.
  • By Makiko Tada Using Kumihimo Disk and Plate developed by the author and Hamanaka, completely new braids such as frilled flat square and circle spirals and picot edged flat circle spiral with multi colour switching technigues can be made. Suited for making accessories.
  • by Jacqui Carey Original Title: Beginners Guide to Braiding: The Craft of Kumihimo, this title is no longer in print. A great beginners book for learning to use the marudai with fiber.  The book includes step by step directions with color photographs of six eight strand braids: square, round, flat, honeycomb, hollow and rounded flat. The book also goes into a good amount of detail about materials, equipment and the use of traditional kumihimo threads and textured yarns. Hard cover with a enclosed spiral binding, full color, 64 pages ISBN 0952322501
  • by Giovanna Imperia Subtitle: Essential Techniques + 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding.
    Good information of how wire behaves, and an excellent suppliers list. Some very creative and detailed descriptions on how to add clasps as well as make your own. Softcover, full color, 144 pages ISBN 0952322501