Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had visits from some of the kids from the Term 1 class. They had all finished their first ever braid done on the plate. I decided to get them back and show them how to make a headband.
This is Emily, at 11 years old she is the oldest of the group. This is her braid still on the plate. We took them all off and gave them a good steaming to straighten out some of the edges.
Here is Emily wearing her kumihimo headband.
I quickly managed to snap a couple of the other braids. No time for setting up the lightbox or trimming stray threads.
The girl who made this one used her school colours so she can wear it with her uniform. For their ages these kids did a brilliant job. Before they left I got them all to start a zigzag braid. Can’t wait to see them completed.
This post was first published here on 11th June, 2011.