• 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
  • Covering braids of world from ancient Japanese Kumihimo to the Andes. The revisions to the book include the addition of color warp diagrams in the “Color Arrangement Examples” at the bottom of each page and some of the English instructions have been edited for clarification. This softcover book contains the original 120 braid structures with color photos of each braid.
  • 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 A new approach to the ancient art of Japanese Braiding. Detailed description for setting up equipment, a step by step guide for the complete beginner, including advice on improving technique.  Over 50 braid structures with working instructions and color examples for a wide range of braids. A whole chapter devoted to a variety of ends and tassels. Soft cover, full color, 100 pages. ISBN 0952322501
  • 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
  • by Jacqui Carey A New Approach to Creating Kumihimo. Over 130 specific examples are used throughout the book to illustrate each point, with the purpose of revealing the concepts behind the making of kumihimo, and explaining how these ideas can be employed to create new designs. THE CREATIVE PROCESS: A look at general principles, illustrated with examples, looking at: Decision Making, Materials and Equipment, Structure and Pattern, Impact of the Maker and Inspirational Finished Projects. SHORTHAND NOTATION: A new way of illustrating braid making, looking to: Memorize complex sequences, simplify documentation, discover new structures and expand braids. Soft cover, full color, 128 pages. ISBN 09523225-9-5