Kumihimo

Braiding
Projects, patterns and lessons on ply-split, sprang and other braiding techniques.

Braid & Embroidery
The making of Iga-kumihimo was introduced from the influencial countries on the Asian continent and the braids were used for Buddhist altars or Shinto implements and costumes.

Braiders Hand
Makers of Japanese style braiding looms, marudai and takadai.

Iga-kumihimo
The history and characteristics of kumihimo are explained at this Japanese site.

Kumihimo
A site that is being developed for kumihimo braiding, with links, and instructions.

Braiding Books: Kumihimo

Japanese Braiding
Creative Kumihimo

A Complete Guide To Kumihimo On A Braiding Loom: Round, Flat, Square, Hollow, And Beaded Braids And Necklaces
200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave

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Last Updated on April 2, 2020 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi