Kumihimo Braiding

Kumihimo braided rope
Kumihimo braided rope

Created with the Chino mix of rattail.

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Kumihimo Braiding with beads

Kumihimo with beads
Kumihimo with beads

Beautifully braided kumihimo bracelet with 4mm firepolish beads.

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I require homework to be done before class

The ancient art of Kumihimo braiding is now available for Western society.  This long practicing art has now made its home with jewelry designers everywhere.


Raincharmer Beads is now offering classes for both the beaded and unbeaded ropes of Kumihimo.


Class will include instruction sheet, setting up your board, execution of braid, ending your piece with closures and a little history.


We suggest you begin your journey into this art form with the fabric (rattail) first so you can become accquainted with the rhythm of braiding. 


Both classes are available every Saturday & Sunday and do not require an appointment.


Kumihimo braiding fabric - $20 plus materials.  Materials required are kumihimo braiding disc, mixed color combo of rattail containing at least 4 strands (2 yards each), findings, glue, nylon cording, bobbzee.


Kumihimo braing beads - $20 plus materials,  Materials required are kumihimo braiding disc, 100 4mm firepolish in at 4 different colors, nylon cording, bobbzee, weight.


The braiding with beads will require a little homework before the class so review the homework instructions below.


1. Cut 8 strands of nylon cording approximately 2 yards long. 


2. Place a stop bead on the end of each strand


3. String 50 beads of the of 4mm firepolish on to the strand.


4. Place another stop bead at the end of the strand after all beads have been strung.


5. Bring all 8 strands with to the class.