Skip to main content

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

Course Overview

The simple three-stranded braid most of us learn in childhood is only a glimpse of the deep historical and cultural roots of traditional braids. In this one day workshop, you’ll focus on technique that reaches back centuries, but can be used as a vehicle for very modern beaded jewelry. After a brief look at history, we will learn to make braids to be used as a fun, easy bracelet. Learn how to design colors and patterns, and explore jewelry techniques to create lovely things to wear. Everything will be supplied, but students can bring size 6 and 8 seed beads and any other beads they might like to add to their bracelets.


Mon, Jul 20th, 2020

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

Click here for additional information.

We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $100.00
Includes materials fee of $15.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • scissors
  • note-taking supplies

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course. Students are welcome to bring size 6 or 8 seed beads to use in their work.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.