Kumihimo Braids

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I’ve continued to play around with the “Kumi Loom” I purchased from Primitive Originals.

The first braid I made was three color black, teal and metalic. The second, linen in spring colors of apricot, sage, taupe, cornflower blue, and maise metalic.

I played around a bit with the blue necklace. I scattered a few beads at one point and put on a clasp from the discontinued bin at Michhaels. All and all, I’m pleased with my self. Enough so that I’ll try it with homespun.

Tropical Twister


3 Responses to “Kumihimo Braids”

  1. loopykd says, February 22nd, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    So awesome! I got a book about this because you posted about it before and now I need to get a loom thingy so I’m really glad you posted this! Yeah! Beautiful!

  2. Tropical Twister says, February 23rd, 2009 at 10:30 am

    The “loomy thing” is amazing. I’ve seen the wooden donut on sticks and it looked really confusing. The foam board loom is simple, but it really works. It maintains tension on the strings so you don’t need weights and helps keep track of strings. The little bobbins work great too. Again, really simple idea but it works great. Nothing gets tangled. It’s a great no brainer activity while watching tv.

  3. loopykd says, February 26th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Mine came yesterday and now I have more stuff coming too. My 8 yo has already picked this up and is working on my first one with me. We have just an 8 cord braid right now but we want to do more. I have two other discs and a pack of 105 flosses coming! wooohoo! You are definitely to blame. I’ll give my husband your number.

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