During my blogging hiatus, I also stopped obsessively documenting every last kumihimo braid that I do. Most of my braiding over the last 6.5 years has been making medallion cords for the local SCA Barony and Kingdom, and while this year was something of an exception (more on that when I get the chance), the last day of 2019 year was not. So here is the braid.
It’s just an 8-strand square braid in black and gold silk lace-weight yarn, eight plies of yarn per tama, about a yard long ( as are most of my medallion cord braids).
I have just recently been given a marudai. Before this, I had never even heard of this. I was wondering how you got started? I have searched and searched to try and figure out how to even begin on it, but haven’t succeeded in finding anything. Any advice?
When I was getting started, nothing was more helpful than borrowing Jacqui Carey’s “Beginner’s Guide to Braiding” from the library. That book is now reprinted as Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumihimo.
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