Creative Kumihimo Project Update

Still going! I'm just about half way through, and it's has only taken me about four months. I had hoped to be done with all of them by Pennsic, but I'm not sure if that is going to happen.


CK16L


CK16M


CK16N

At least we get a break from maru genji! CK16L is a 16-strand variation of the flat braid that normally produces chevrons. I tried this pattern for that bookmark braid, and executed it full-length here. CK16M is a fun braid that produces a heavy flat braid with a trapezoidal cross-section. I really like it. CK16N is a 16-strand expansion of the good old edo yatsu round, hollow braid. It's so hollow that the tension gets totally thrown off by the slightest thing, leaving the uneven effect you see. I even tried braiding around a sliding core, but it didn't help. There also may be a number of errors in there, since this is a difficult braid to keep track of.

2012.05.22 at 12:00am EDT