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Kumihimo: Japanese Silk Braiding Techniques


BraidersHand has found a source for new copies of Catherine Martin's book that has long been out of print. We are offering it at a special price!

Catherine studied at the Domyo School in Japan and was the first non-Japanese person to graduate from the course. Her book covers the history of kumihimo, its tools, and instruction in making round, square, and flat braids. The author offers the fascinating history of and complete instruction for twelve braiding structures, including preparing the yarns, setting up the marudai, and using tama with a counter-weight. This creative and instructional book is an excellent addition to a braider’ s library.


93 pages, color, soft cover, 2nd edition, 1991, published in the UK