Kumihimo Books

Books for Braiding Disk and Plates

Kumihimo: Basics and Beyond

by Rebecca Combs

This book is ideal for beginners or those who have made a kumihimo braid and are ready to add beads, mix up fibers, and expand their skills. This all-in-one resource provides clear techniques for both all-cord and beaded braids, plus it teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. All 24 projects use an easy-to-find kumihimo disk. 96 pages.

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Item # - 749 - $21.99

SALE! 20% off -- Necklaces Braided on the Kumihimo Disk

by Karen DeSousa

This project-oriented book is written in English and with photos showing you step-by-step how to make a braid how it should look as you're creating it and how to turn it into a beautiful necklace. It includes easy-to-follow instructions for 10 necklaces including braiding with beads. For those who love the kumihimo disk and really want to put it through it's paces this book is for you. Includes projects for all skill levels and all ages. Softcover 36 pages measures 8.5 x 11.

SALE! - 740 - $17.59

SALE! 20% off -- More Necklaces Braided on the Kumihimo Disk

by Karen DeSousa

Takes off where the other books ended, more inspiring and beautiful projects to braid! More patterns. More necklaces. More great tips for making and finishing beautiful braids. It's suitable for beginners and challenging enough for more experienced braiders. The book revisits the round braid (for beginners) and then adds seed beads and finishes without findings. The Laramie Twist, the 16 bobbin Roundabout, a different round braid called the Top and Bottom Tango that lets you evenly space out beads and crystals, and the Color Tipped Swirl which puts an edge of color to a fabulous twist braid. Softcover, 36 pages, measures 8-1/2 x 11.

SALE! - 741 - $17.59

SALE! 20% off -- Braiding with Beads on the Kumihimo Disk

by Karen DeSousabr>

Most braiders never get past the basic round braid, and that's okay because there's so much you can do with it. Start off by designing your own project and then proceed through 12 different necklace and bracelet projects. You'll learn about the various textures provided by different shapes and finishes of beads. Plus, you'll learn how to create patterns with color and how to prep, braid and finish each project. From a Retro 50s look to an Out of this World lariat, this book is filled with braiding inspiration. Softcover, 36 pages, measures 8-1/2" x 11".

SALE! - 742 - $17.59

Braiding Disk Instructions

A printed copy of our free online disk instructions. Well illustrated and step by step guide to various braids.

Item # - 735 - $1.99

Braiding Plate Instructions

A printed copy of our free online disk instructions. Well illustrated and step by step guide to various braids.

Item # - 736 - $2.49

Books for Braiding Disk and Marudai

Kumihimo Wire Jewelry

by Giovanna Imperia

Innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry. In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects--stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces--all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction. 144 pages, softbound.

Item # - 743 - $21.99

Books for Marudai

Kumihimo: The Essence of Japanese Braiding

by Makiko Tada

An English translation of the 1980 Japanese language edition, detailing over 50 braids, and the techniques for working on the Marudai, Kakudai and the Ayatakedai. 134 pgs.

Item # - 747 - $24.00