A Beginner's Guide to Making Braids for Beautiful Cord Jewelry
Beth Kemp - All books by this author
The traditional Japanese art of cord braidingknown as kumihimohas been around for centuries. The technique, which uses a loom and several strands of silk thread, was once used to create the strong, slender cords that reinforced samurai warrior armor. Today, it is primarily used to make beautiful, color-drenched cords for jewelry and other decorative items. In Twist, Turn & Tie 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids, readers will get everything they need to get started in this ancient craft, including a mini braiding loom! They’ll also find:
From the reviews:
“Kemp’s thorough guide gives solid information and background about this traditional craft, yet the designs are contemporary and accessible. Jewelry makers will be drawn to this collection of pretty projects.”
About The Author:
Beth Kemp's love of textiles and beading led her to the art of kumihimo after a decade in the prestige jewelry industry. Today, she shares her knowledge of the art from through articles, books, classes, and her online store, Braid and Bead Studio.
Hardcover / 128 Pages / 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ / 2014