SHELLY’S KUMIHIMO LINKS (Updated 4/25/13)

 

 

TUTORIALS / INSTRUCTIONS - KONGO-GUMI (Basic Round)

 

8-Strand Kongo-gumi (good beginning video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJciEd9eTt8

 

8-Strand Umihimo:

http://www.mootepoints.com/Projects/kumihimocord.pdf

 

Introduction to Kumihimo, Blank disk (for notes?),

patterns for 16-Strand Kongo-gumi (diamonds, hearts, flowers, diagonal):

http://www.thegenieslamp.com/kumihimo/kumihimo.pdf

 

Larger blank disk (pattern for cardboard disk, or use for notes?), basic “kongo gumi” moves, same 4 patterns as above:

http://www.thegenieslamp.com/kumihimo/kumihimo4.pdf

 

12-Strand Pleather Bracelet Video (Finish Cord w/End Caps):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKkieI3-nVA&list=UUWgKZuZ4d2T46MIC3USI8fg&index=3

 

Tutorial for 16-Strand (written instructions & video versions):

http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/how-to-make-friendship-bracelets.html#video

 

Instructions for 16-Strand:

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/149036891/Getting-started-in-Kumihimo---Meetup

 

How to weave 32 strands on a 32-slot Kumihimo disk:

http://craftdesignonline.com/kumihimo/kginfo.php

 

8-Strand w/Magatama Beads:

http://www.savevid.com/video/how-to-braid-beaded-kumihimo-with-long-magatama-beads.html

 

 

PATTERNS - KONGO-GUMI (Basic Round)

 

16-Strand braid patterns:

http://circle-of-creativity.myfbm.com/78/coc-friendship-bracelet-patterns/kumihimo-friendship-bracelet-patterns/

 

16-strand braid patterns:

http://fene4ki.ru/en/kumihimo-bracelet-patterns.html

 

16-strand braid patterns (rainbows, checkers, stripes, stripes & dots):

http://files.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/friendship-bracelets/braiding-wheels-set-1.pdf

 

16-strand braid patterns (hearts, diamonds, flowers, chevrons):

http://files.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/friendship-bracelets/braiding-wheels-set-2.pdf

 

Some 16-strand patterns

http://fene4ki.ru/en/kumihimo-bracelet-patterns.html

 

Braid samples with patterns (plus some instruction):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lady_gepa/435518764/in/photostream

 

8-strand snake and cheetah patterns:

http://www.rosalieneilson.com/Images/Braids/Coral_Snakes.htm

 

Kumihimo pattern maker program (can specify number of threads)

http://fene4ki.ru/en/kumihimo-pattern-maker-program.html

 

Pattern Designer (choose thread count—8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 or 32) http://craftdesignonline.com/kumihimo/kongoh-gumi-friendship-bracelets/?cdokb_s=0010100101

 

3-D Pattern Designer

http://craftdesignonline.com/braid-3d/

 

 

TUTORIALS / INSTRUCTIONS - OTHER BRAIDS

 

16-strand Hira kara gumi “Christmas Hearts” using thick and thin fiber:

http://www.qvade.dk/paulette/Swap4.htm

 

8-strand Edo Yatsu, thick & thin:

http://damselflys.blogspot.com/2006/10/fall-daze.html

 

8-strand flat cord:

http://www.satincord.com/htm/kumihimo-flat-braid.htm

 

10-thread Kongoh Gumi Braid Video

(Spiral cord with different size stitches) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo_Nue7qKlM

 

10-thread Flat Braid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBE6bw1YELA

 

10-thread Twisted Flat Braid Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGZL7qpkdNI

 

Square Braid Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HrCbEcbCTs

 

 

Pattern Generator for Mitake Gumi (16-Strand Flat Braid)

http://www.webweaver.plus.com/kumihimo/kumihimo.htm

 

 

TUTORIALS / INSTRUCTIONS & IDEAS – ENDINGS & FINISHING:

 

Tie off end by wrapping with string, glue wrap, cut wrap with string & glue, cut braid in middle of wrap, glue end cap:

http://www.satincord.com/htm/kumihimo-finishing.htm

 

Same as previous, using bullet ends with holes:

http://www.satincord.com/htm/kumihimo_bullet_end_tutorial.htm

 

Finishes 12-Strand Pleather Bracelet by temporarily tying off end with wire, then gluing end caps w/E6000:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKkieI3-nVA&list=UUWgKZuZ4d2T46MIC3USI8fg&index=3

 

Beaded Endcap Tutorial

http://www.divelladelights.com/blog?blog_entry_id=1518

 

Different ways to attach findings:

http://www.weavershand.com/kumiendings1.pdf

 

 

CONNECT & LEARN:

 

2013 NW Weavers Conference:

http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com/index.html

 

Kumi2, an Online kumihimo discussion group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kumi2/

 

The Braid Society Discussion Group

About all “narrow ware” techniques (not just kumihimo)

(don’t need to be a Society member to join the discussion group)

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/braids_and_bands/

 

Weavershand:

Lots of great info links including videos, galleries and teachers:

http://www.weavershand.com/#K

 

Kumihimo Companion:

Great descriptions of kumihimo books with specific braids listings;

samples and cross-references of braids and which books they came from;

links and hints; more!

http://www.kumihimocompanion.com

 

 

RESOURCES:

 

BerlinBraids:

“.. but what can you do with it?,” kits, publications

http://www.shirleyberlin.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=11&Itemid=12

 

Bird Tail Beads:

1519 130th Ave NE; Bellevue, WA 98005; 425-270-1303

Disks, EZ Bobs, S-Lon, Beads (Shelly’s source for size 8’s), Classes

 

BraidersHand:

Variety of braiding stands; disk, plate and EZ Bobs, bamboo, silks and “imposter” fiber; publications, and great info under “weavershand” link

http://www.braidershand.com

 

Braidweaver:

Free record-keeping worksheets, good lists of resources and books, gallery, and interesting info in her blog-type section called “This Week in My Workroom”

http://www.braidweaver.com/pages/class_materials.html

 

Fiber Lady (“Handpainted” Fibers):

http://www.fiberlady.com/index.php?main_page=index

 

Giovana Imperia Designs

Unique fiber, and more

http://giovannaimperia.com

 

Lacis:

40 slot kumi plate, and more

http://lacis.com/catalog/

 

Primitive Originals Kumihimo:

All things Kumihimo

http://primitiveoriginals.com

 

Toner Crafts

“Weave Wheel” disk (Shelly’s source for disks), Free Instructions

http://www.tonercrafts.com

 

The Satin Cord Store

All things Kumihimo-- Free Instructions, Murudai (braiding stands), disks, EZ Bobs, books, threads (Shelly’s source for satin cord and S-Lon), findings

http://www.satincord.com

 

Weir Crafts:

All things Kumihimo-- Free Instructions, Murudai (braiding stands), disks, EZ Bobs, kits, books, threads, findings (Shelly’s source for endcaps), pendants and large-holed beads.

http://www.weirdollsandcrafts.com/kumihimo/kumihimo.html

 

 

BOOKS:

 

Beginning:

Beginner’s Guide to Braiding: The Craft of Kumihimo in reprint under the name Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey

 

Beginning Plus:

Comprehensive Treatise on Braids I: Maru Dai Braids

by Makiko Tada

Braids: 250 Patterns from Japan, Peru & Beyond by Rodrick Owen

Creative Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey

 

Specific to disk or plate:

Comprehensive Treatise on Braids V!: Kumihimo Disk and Plate by Makiko Tada

 

Compilation:

Sixty Sensational Samples

Compiled from years of braid swaps, includes discussion and how-to for each

Compiled by Shirley Berlin and Carol Goodwin

 

 

EXPERTS AT WORK:

 

Uploaded by Kataro Tanaka:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL3Hex9q7Oc

 

Uploaded by Michael Cook:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7H_N0UuHRo