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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 February 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218050
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: £8.99

Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Braiding

£8.99

The art of kumihimo by Jacqui Carey

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Book Description

Learn the calming, traditional craft of kumihimo Japanese braiding through step-by-step projects.

Kumihimo is the ancient art of Japanese braidmaking; admired for its dual qualities of usefulness and beauty, and associated with both fashion and the samurai.

In this revised and updated edition of her classic instructional book, Jacqui Carey teaches the use of a marudai (round stand) to produce a variety of different types of braids, which can then be used to create countless combinations of colour, texture and material. Clear step-by-step photographs guide the beginner through each of the projects, and many inspirational examples of the variety you can create are shown.

The rhythmic movements, feel and sound of the marudai in use make this traditional craft a soothing, absorbing and aesthetically pleasing experience; perfect for weaving a calm area in your day.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials & equipment 8
Square braid 14
Round braid 26
Flat braid 34
Honeycomb braid 40
Hollow braid 46
Rounded flat braid 54
Using your braids 62
Index 64

About the Author

About Jacqui Carey

Jacqui Carey has specialised in Kumihimo since completing her B.A. Honours Degree at the West Surrey College of Art and Design. She was drawn to the subject through her love of Art and Maths. Based in Devon with her family, Jacqui divides her work time between making, teaching, writing, researching and demonstrating.

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