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Sixty Sensational Samples by Shirley Berlin and Carol Goodwin


Compiled by Shirley Berlin and Carol Goodwin

Shirley and Carol went through ten years of kumihimo sample exchanges to create this book. There are sixty braids from forty-two makers from around the world. Each braid has full instructions, comments from the maker and from the editors. The book is divided into eight chapters: Elegant Braids, Intriguing Structure, Use of Color, Unusual Materials, Useful Braids, Braids with Beads, Variations on a Theme: Kongo Gumi and on Kara Uchi Gumi. While the book was published in 2004 there is still a lot of good information in the appendices including: Exchange Groups, Improvised Equipment, Threads, Sources, Equipment, and Recommended Reading.

Spiral bound soft cover, black and white and color, 93 pages