Creative Kumihimo Paperback – Feb 1994
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This boo,k as the title states, supports the creative side of Kumihimo and you NEED this in your library. So quit reading this review and get ordering. This book is GREAT !!!!
Instructions are super clear and easy to follow. You will surprise yourself with what you can make
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One thing I regret though is that the chapter on endings doesn't have enough details and would need more drawings.
Highly recommended for intermediate level. If you are a complete beginner you should buy "The Beginner's Guide to Braiding: The Craft of Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey" first.
The braid's structure is determined by a series of movements and the photos that accompany each braid type show exactly how to handle the threads in the braiding process. Plus - there's a discussion of patterns and how to read them. There are a lot a braid patterns included in this book and with each one there's a color photo of the of the finished braid, a diagram of the layout of the cords on the maru-dai, and a photo of what the cental brading point looks like (some braids have very distinctive center points and in any case, observing changes at the center can catch errors early).
There's a lot of detail on finishing your braids (an entire chapter) with explanations and great photos of the various approaches (knotting, beads, tassels, etc.). I like the author's approach and concise style. The last chapter is called "Creative Effects" and it includes some wonderful examples of things you can do with your braids.