#01 Kumihimo Japanese method of braiding round or flat cords.

Family friend , Ryoko Marti, was demonstrating the technique today at her local weaving guild meeting, where we snapped these pics.

To learn more, Ryoko says she is particularly impressed with a USA vendor who has a great collection of Kumihimo supplies, plus lots of information, a glossary, and much more. Click http://www.braidershand.com 

You can see Janis Saunders, Owner of Braider's Hand, weaving on a much larger weaving stand called a "Takadai" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWeYCJiCG_I

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-From D&R in beautiful W. Lafayette IN

© Dorothy & Ron Baker 2013