Create a unique multi-braid necklace while learning how to work with Japanese kumihimo silk. Students will learn how to work beads into the braid structure while braiding a four-stand braid (Maru-yotsu). This is a great braid to master proper braid tension and will prepare students for more advanced braid structures.
No kumihimo experience necessary!
Student kit: $65
Kit contents: Japanese space-dyed kumihimo silk (3 color choices), Toho seed beads (silver), big-eye needle and glue-in magnetic clasp. Instructor will provide necessary finishing supplies for students to share during class.
Equipment: Students can use the equipment of their choice, either a round disk or a marudai.
Round foam disk 6 in., 32 slot, 8 plastic bobbins (Instructor will have disk and bobbins available for purchase in class.)
Marudai, 8 weighted tama, 50% counter weight, and chopstick.
Student supplies to bring to class: Tape measure, scissors, task light* and magnifiers* *optional but recommended