Today we will work on Strawberry Kisses Lariat, using a focal bead or two instead of the tassle as shown in the book. Both Jackie and I have worked with the synthetic silk, as called for in the book, and both of us advise against it!!! If you want to try it out for yourself, however, here is the information : Imposter- Synthetic Kumihimo Threads From Japan by Name (62)
Imposter comes in 67 colors and has 39 threads in each section for a total of 156 threads in a package. The threads are 105″ (2.7m) long. Braiders Hand
We will use 1 mm bugtail satin cord at $0.10 per yard. Of course, you are free to bring in any cord that you would like to use.
We are using How to make 50 Fabulous Kumihimo Braids by Beth Kemp as a guide to studying Kumihimo on the square disk. ( ISBN:978-0-7641-6799-7) This book is available through Amazon for $14.95 using Prime. It is also available through several used book sellers through Amazon, usually in the $10-12 range including shipping. Since we will be using this book for probably the remainder of the year, or possibly longer, I would encourage each of you to get your own copy. I will NOT be printing out copies of the instructions, as I feel that the author has a right to be paid for her work.