CBB – Fundamentals & More

Continuous Beaded Braids (CBB) are braids that are made with long continuous strands of beads. They are worked on the marudai the same as fiber braids, using bead strands in place of the fiber strands. This eCourse is marudai based and will guide students through an in depth study of CBB as well what is unique for the marudai when making these types of braids. Each unit will explore different aspects of the process as well as different braid structures. If you have my DVD - More Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai, which is the first text book for CBB, you will find this course will give you more in-depth information since I did not have the same time constrants and so I was able to give fuller explanations. I've also learned some new tricks and tips since making the DVD. I hope you enjoy the course and learn something new.

Module 1The Basics
Unit 1Introduction to CBB
Unit 2How to use the Class Forum
Unit 3Tools for CBB
Unit 4Beads for CBB
Unit 5Setting up the Marudai
Unit 6Loading Beads on Warp Cords
Module 2Braiding
Unit 1Braid Documentation
Unit 2Braiding
Unit 3Braid Structures
Unit 4Edo Yatsu
Unit 5Kaku Yatsu
Unit 6Hira Kara
Unit 7Ridged Spiral
Unit 8Ridged Spiral with Accent Beads