Imposter is a synthetic thread from Japan that mimics silk. It is also less expensive than silk. Biron is a similar thread also from Japan.
In Kumihimo interlacement occurs at the Point of Braiding where the various braiding strands come together to form the braid. In using the takadai or [...]
Anda Gumi A plain weave braid of over one, under one, over one … Ayatakadai [...]
A kumihimo braiding stand creates a flat braid through a series of 's' twisted threads resulting in a series of diamond shapes called hishi. The [...]
Kohrai Gumi is a more advanced one layer Takadai braid. It blends Plain Weave and Twill structures. The appearance of the braid will be different [...]
Kumihimo or kumi himo is, literally, kumi or coming together and himo for string, cord or rope. Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding art that [...]
Kute-Uchi, Japanese loop braiding, dates back to the 7th century. This braiding technique allows the craftsman to make a braid free-hand without the aid of [...]
Loop or fingerloop braiding is a technique of making sturdy and decorative cords from threads. It is a type of braiding known as loop manipulation. The [...]
The Marudai is a round-top braiding stand used to make a wide variety of kumihimo braids in many different forms: round, square, rectangular, flat, triangular, [...]
The notch in the side of a kumihimo foam disk or plate. This is also called a slit or a slot.