Glossary

Tama Loop

After the beads have been strung on a warp a tama loop is tied at the end of the warp cord. The loop serves two purposes: 1 – The loop will keep beads from sliding off the cord     &nb...

SCUBA Weight

These are a favorite of mine and my students love them too! They are especially helpful on the marudai: 1. Weight the fibers to tie the cords on the knitting needle. 2. Use them to hold the fibers in ...

Split Ring

When working on a marudai and making drop-kongoh beaded braids I prefer to start the braid with the cords tied to a wire split ring. The split ring provides a secure way to hang heavy counterweights w...

POB

The short code for Point of Braiding.  

Magnifiers

Magnifiers are sometimes needed during prep and/or braiding depending on each person’s needs as well as the task at hand. If you don’t normally wear glasses, inexpensive readers may work f...

Tape measure

A tape measure is needed to measure fibers during set up and for measuring the braid during braiding. For this reason I recommend that you have a tape measure that can measure up to 3 ft. (1 m). This ...

Marudai

Pronounced (ma-ru-dye). The marudai is considered the most versatile of the five basic types of kumihimo braiding stands, or dai. The word marudai comes from Japanese words maru 丸 meaning “round,” and...

Chopstick

A chopstick is needed when braiding on a marudai either with fiber or beaded braids. The chopstick is placed at the point of braiding (POB) whenever you are not braiding and especially when you take a...

Kumi Toolkit

In addition to marudai equipment or disk and/or plate, this is a list of the supplies and tools that every kumista should have in their Kumi Toolkit. Click on the item links for a brief explanation of...

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