Category Archives: Kumihimo Braiding

About kumihimo braiding.

Book Store: Braiding and Band Weaving books

Japanese Braiding
Kumihimo braids are made of silk threads and were originally used as ties, cording, and belts for clothing and closures for Samurai warriors. Detailed step-by-step photographs present six projects to make a variety of braids, and tips on equipment and advice for developing the projects are included.
UK: Japanese Braiding

Creative Kumihimo
advanced patterns for the Marudai, using 4, 8 and 16 tamas (bobins).
UK: Creative Kumihimo

Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumihimo
UK: Japanese Braiding

A Complete Guide To Kumihimo On A Braiding Loom: Round, Flat, Square, Hollow, And Beaded Braids And Necklaces
Step-by-step instructions for basic and advanced braiding techniques using the widely available handheld KumiLoom and other disks.
UK: Complete Guide to Kumihimo

200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave
Hundreds of sumptuous braided designs are arranged by structure, from twisted and knotted pieces to more elaborate looped and woven examples.
UK: 200 Braids to Twist

The Complete Book of Decorative Knots
Eighty ornamental and useful knots with easy-to-follow; with step-by-step illustrations.
UK: Decorative Knots

Kumihimo Starter Kit: KumiLoom Disk/Bobbins/Booklet/Cord
KumiLoom professional Kumihimo disk (with quickstart instructions on back) and 8 flexible plastic bobbins.
UK: Kumihimo Starter Kit

Inkle Weaving

Inkle Weaving
UK: Inkle Weaving

The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves
An overview of inkle weaving’s history and traditions. Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques.
An astonishing 400 woven patterns—some making their first debut.

Card Weaving

Card Weaving
With nothing more than colored yarn and simple cardboard squares, crafters can produce exquisitely patterned woven bands.
UK: Card Weaving

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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
Kumihimo braids are made of silk threads and were originally used as ties, cording, and belts for clothing and closures for Samurai warriors. Detailed step-by-step photographs present six projects to make a variety of braids, and tips on equipment and advice for developing the projects are included.
UK: Japanese Braiding

Creative Kumihimo
advanced patterns for the Marudai, using 4, 8 and 16 tamas (bobins).
UK: Creative Kumihimo

Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumihimo
UK: Japanese Braiding

A Complete Guide To Kumihimo On A Braiding Loom: Round, Flat, Square, Hollow, And Beaded Braids And Necklaces
Step-by-step instructions for basic and advanced braiding techniques using the widely available handheld KumiLoom and other disks.
UK: Complete Guide to Kumihimo

200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave
Hundreds of sumptuous braided designs are arranged by structure, from twisted and knotted pieces to more elaborate looped and woven examples.
UK: 200 Braids to Twist

..more Kumihimo braiding books

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

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Charkha book style spinning wheel

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Lucet Braiding: bllucet

During a Renaissance Festival that I attended, Celeste Colbourne of Spinsters Loft, gave a demonstration of using a Lucet to make braiding. The Lucet creates a flat braid that can be used to embellish the edges of a handwoven article.

  • Begin by threading the yarn through the hole in the bottom of the Lucet
  • Make a figure 8 loop around the 2 prongs of the lucet
  • loop the yarn a second time around the right prong and turn the lucet around

  • Lift the bottom loop over the top loop
  • Slip the looped yarn over the prong
  • Give a tug on the bottom of the yarn to tighten the knot into place

  • Wrap the yarn around the other side of the lucet prong
  • Lift the bottom loop over the top loop and over the prong
  • Give a tug on the bottom yarn to pull the yarn into place
  • Repeat this procedure until the cord is of sufficient length

lucet braiding

  • Top view of the Lucet cording

  • The finished Lucet cord

Lucet Braiding with Two Colours – You Tube

Braiding Books

200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave

Hundreds of sumptuous braided designs are arranged by structure, from twisted and knotted pieces to more elaborate looped and woven examples.
UK: 200 Braids to Twist

The Complete Book of Decorative Knots
Eighty ornamental and useful knots with easy-to-follow; with step-by-step illustrations.
UK: Decorative Knots

..more Braid weaving books..

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Woven Bands: aa060498

Weaving in narrow strips or bands has been done for many centuries and in many cultures. Tablet weaving with cards is traceable to the early Iron Age. The warp yarn is threaded through flat squares of wood that control the direction of the lift. Various patterns are created by the direction of the turn of the tablet or square.

The Northwest Journal has instructions on how to do a Chevron design braid using finger weaving techniques.

Hopi textile weavers weave ceremonial bands and braids.

In Japan, kumihimo braiding techniques use anywhere from 4 to 200 strands for more complex designs.

Though belt weaving may appear small and inconsequential at first, the possibilities are endless. If you have experiences with it, I’d love to hear more. Tell us about it on our Forum.

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Basic Tablet Weaving
Phiala provides easy-to-follow instructions are provided for card weaving.

Brikvaevning
A wonderful Danish website featuring Tablet weaving.

Birka-Style Tablet Weaving Recipe
A Viking style draft for a card-woven strap.

Paivatar Tablet Weaving Cards
Paivatar Tablet Weaving Cards

Please check my PaivatarYarn Shop on Etsy for my new tablet weaving cards.

Native Tech: Instructions for Finger Weaving Belts
Basic finger-weaving techniques are illustrated with diagrams.

Lucet Braiding
Instructions for making braiding with a lucet.

Saami Band Weaving.

Double Slot Rigid Heddle Looms
In Scandinavia complex patterns are woven using a small rigid heddle with an additional hole or slot that carries the pattern warp.

More Band Weaving Patterns

Small Looms

Inkle and Band Weaving Books

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Vintage Box Tape Inkle Weaving Loom Table Top

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Electric bobbin winder, weaving loom

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ANTIQUE Reed Company Little Dandy Loom -  Weaving Rug Loom

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