Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blogging from A-Z || K || Kumihimo

I first observed Kumihimo at a craft show where I was a participant.  Then again at the Baltimore Bead Society Winter Bead Show.  This was over two years ago, and I've been thinking about it since!  The folks I saw doing it said they just loved it and it was so easy! 

Kumihimo is next on my wish list of things to learn/buy.  I think the rope alone would make a great rope for beaded pendants and focals.
But I'm also blown away by the possibilities of incorporating beads into the Kumihimo braids!

Thanks for stopping by for the letter K.  Please click here for a list of other participants!  And please stop by tomorrow for the letter L, when I will reveal a special present I got myself a few weeks ago!


  1. Hi,Amy:
    I also observe Kumihimo sometimes,because here,in Sweden,in our'Panduro-Hobby'shops,You can get everything needed to start this method.I personally haven't tried it yet,but it seems to be very interesting for beading.There are also some descriptions in 'Beading Fantasies' - series of four books by Takako Samejima.
    I am very much curious,what kind of present You were given,so certainly,I'll follow Your next blog-posts,as usually-with delight:-)
    Warm Hugs-halinka-

  2. Kumihimo is really fun and adding beads to it makes it better! I first did it with a bead kit I got at Maryland Sheep and Wool. You can also use wire with beads for kumihimo and that's fun too. Kathy has the disks and some fibers. It's very easy to learn too!

  3. I have a disc and still haven't attempted it. Let me know what you think of it!

  4. Hi Amy,
    Kumihimo is really fun and goes quick. I just started doing Kumihimo in Nov of 2011 and have made a few bracelets and neck ropes. I have not tried it with beads yet. You will have fun doing Kumihimo.

  5. It this easy? I love how the finished piece looks. But I was never able to knot those friendship bracelets or macrame, so this seems like it might be hard for me.

  6. Hey Amy, Great post on Kumihimo. Loving the 3rd example with the flower and leaf beads. LOL, I was going to blog about Kumihimo too for the letter K of the challenge, you beat me to it, so I blogged about something different and included a link to your informative post.

  7. I did a bead project at college, it wasn't as complicated as this though, this looks very googling it. It does look very complicated, good luck if you try it :)


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