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Twist, Turn & Tie : 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids [With CDROM]
by Beth Kemp


Overview - The traditional Japanese art of cord braiding--known as kumihimo-- has 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The traditional Japanese art of cord braiding--known as kumihimo-- has 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:
  • An overview of tools and materials from looms to bobbins to glues to beads
  • Step-by-step instructions for basic loom braiding, handling threads, beads, and more
  • 50 gorgeous projects from simple beginner braids to complex beaded cords
  • 400 full-color photographs for inspirations and instruction
    With details on kumihimo terminology, starting and finishing braids, and calculating thread and bead counts, this book is an ideal guide for new braiders.

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    Details
    • ISBN-13: 9780764166433
    • ISBN-10: 0764166433
    • Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
    • Publish Date: March 2014
    • Page Count: 128
    • Dimensions: 9 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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