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Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course

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Course Overview

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. Learn a little bit of history about how the braids have been used, then make two different cords which can end up as bracelets or necklaces. Students will learn how to braid on a kumihimo disk, ways to design and add beads, and how to make a closure without the need for jewelry findings. At the end of class, students will have two finished bracelets and the knowledge to design and make more. Students will receive a booklet to download and a kit of materials by mail. This course is open to adults and to youth ages 10 and up registering with an adult.

Note: Registration closes two weeks prior to class so that the instructor will have time to mail out the materials.

Required Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Tape measure or yardstick

Session Information

To ensure materials arrive on time, registration for this course closes on September 14, 2022.


Wed, Sep 28th, 2022  –  Wed, Oct 12th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 6:30-8:30pm CT; September 28, October 5 and 12
Tuition: $110.00
Materials fee: $35.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Traudi Bestler
Traudi Bestler
Long Lake, MN

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Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course