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 fine for you. Magnifiers are recommended when: • Working with small beads • Finishing the end of braids • Gluing



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 dai 台 meaning “stand.” However, most braiders in the US are introduced to kumihimo through the use of