Instructor: Rebecca Combs
The Braided Splendor pushes the limited of what’s possible with beaded kongoh gumi. In this class you’ll learn how to manipulate the structure of the braid using a precise bead count to create the illusion of hand-stitched beaded beads. Other techniques includes braiding around a core and dropping multiple beads at once.
Kit: $98, includes shipping via USPS Priority Mail, USA only.
Kit contents: Printed instructions, needle, Superlon micro, Toho seed beads sizes 15⁰ – 8⁰, Toho demi round beads, assorted Czech glass beads, head-pins, end caps, chain, lobster claw, binding thread.
A Supply List will be available for students outside of the United States or anyone wishing to work with beads from their stash.
Student Equipment: Scissors, kumihimo disk (regular thickness), 8 weighted bobbins (23 grams each), clip-on center weight (45 grams), beading mat, calculator, writing materials.
Skill Level: Advanced.
Pre-requisites: Student should be able to independently set-up and braid a beaded Kongoh Gumi on the disk. Unbraiding proficiency is essential. Students should be able to identify both correct and incorrect points of braiding.