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The Book of Braids: A New Approach to Creating Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey


by Jacqui Carey

In her introduction, Jacqui Carey says that a total beginner would be able to use this book but rather than repeat information she has assumed the reader has a basic knowledge of kumihimo. She introduces a form of shorthand notation as an aide to memorizing moves and simplifies documentation especially when using many tama. The braider can see the basic moves required with a glance. A series of color illustrations show how color and various sizes of thread can affect the braid. She goes on to discuss the basic moves and how to expand braids, how to combine moves from different structures, mixing materials, equipment and how to use braids.

Imported, full color, 128 pages, softcover, published in England