Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding
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.