Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kumihimo Days

Hopefully 4th graders will all finish their braided Kumihimo bracelets by this time next week. We have a short week (2 day) next week so would love to be ready to start ceramics when we get back from Thanksgiving break.

These 4th graders were enjoying the camaraderie that comes with profiency - they're on their 2nd, 3rd or even their 4th bracelet while a few others complete their first...

See my previous posts for details on the Kumihimo process.


  1. I love doing kumihimo with kids - it's so easy - but I never know quite how to turn them into things. Do you just knot the ends for your bracelet? Or do you have a better way?

  2. To finish my bracelets, I undo the knot at the end when the braid is desired length, overlap the unwoven ends, wrap tightly with one piece of excess yarn and tie it off at other end of wrapping using a piece of same color. Trim the excess to desired length. You can also do a mounting knot using 4 pieces doubled on a keychain ring & finish with an over hand knot at the end of the braid. That's the extent of my repertoire but maybe someone else could contribute another finishing technique...any suggestions?


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