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Kumihimo: Japanese Silk Braiding Techniques [Paperback]

Catherine Martin

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Book Description

October 1991 Basic Marudai Braids
An astonishing variety of elegant and complex braids, which can be used as decoration, tiebacks for curtains, or jewelry. Instructions for making 12 different braids. 96 pages (8 in color), 140 b/w illus., 6 3/8 x 9 5/8.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books; New edition edition (October 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0937274593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0937274590
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 16 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,647,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars at last Oct. 5 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
After waiting some time for the release of this book I was both presently surprised and at the same time slightly disappointed.I would definately recommend this book to a beginner of braiding as the reading is interesting and the diagrams easy to follow. The only disappointment is that more than half of the braids pictured are for looking at only. No instructions!!!!How frustrating. None of the braids on the front and back covers are included in the instructions. The basic braiding techniques for all are obviously in the book but if I could work out for myself how to achieve them why would I have sent half way round the world for a book???
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Feb. 24 2011
By Theseus - Published on Amazon.com
In terms of practical details and cultural context, this is the best book on Kumihimo I have ever seen.

The book is a rather modest-looking piece of work: 93 pp, illustrations throughout with some color pages: finished pieces, instructional illustrations, and some historic Japanese prints.

Japanese Looms

Yarns and Dyes

Attaching the Bobbins
Techniques of Braiding
Ending a Braid

Notes on Kumikata
- Yotsu gumi
- Kaku Yattsu gumi
- Maru-genji gumi
- Yattsa rai gumi
- Kara uchi gumi
- Keiruko no himo
- Chidori gumi
- Kongo gumi
- Oimatsu gumi
- Shi-no-nome gumi
- Mitake gumi

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to Kumohimo Aug. 18 2013
By LBC - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This small book gives a great intro to using a marudai to produce kumihimo braids. Not a lot of pages, but just what I needed to get started.
9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great May 11 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
this is a very helpful book. I just started kumihimo, and i found this very easy to understand!
5 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pricing Feb. 7 2007
By S. Okulich - Published on Amazon.com
I'm sorry but the price that you pay offered by sellers vs. what you could pay for at a regular book or Amazon.com is selfexplanetory. If you've ever gotten this book from from the Library & seen the price at the lower left-hand corner of the book, it's @ three less(@ [...] in regular stores) than the price [...]that the sellers are offering.

I know that times may be hard, but if you wanna sell something quickly like this, you price the item at either the cost of the book or less. Otherwise, you'll have a tough time selling it at all. I can find it cheaper on ebay or halfpricedbooks than here.

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