Practical Uses for Kumihimo
On Sundays I always sit outside the shop and demonstrate the kumihimo braiding. Mostly I use this time to play around with colours and textures. I never rarely have a finished piece in mind. This way I can chop and change the pattern I am doing to answer any customer questions.
Last Sunday though I used this time to make the braids for the key ring and the drawstring pouch.
The purple, grey and navy blue Hand Dyed Silk braid is for the key ring. I only need to finish assembling the ball.
The Blue/Green braid is for the drawstring bag. This is a simple 4 strand braid made with Trishalan Designs Hand Dyed Spiral Cotton Thread. I'm going to use this as 1 strand in an 8 strand braid, forming a distorted braid. That's the plan anyway. I'll finish it this coming Sunday.
This post first appeared here on 15th May 2007