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Kumihimo Braiding

Kumihimo is a method of braiding silk threads developed in Japan which is traditionally performed on special wooden stands called Maru Dai and Takadai. The literal translation of kumihimo means the "coming together (kumi) of threads (himo)".


Kumihimo braids were originally used as ties, cording and belts for clothing, and closures for Samurai armor. The braids are durable and have beautiful patterns in them that are formed by varying the sequence of thread movements while creating the braids.


Modern crafters create kumihimo braids out of many different fibres and the braids can be made into jewellery, headbands, belts or decorative embellishments.


The Kumihimo disc is a quick and easy way to experiment with kumihimo braiding. Once you have a little experience, you can add beads or crystals to add texture and sparkle to your piece.

  • 8 medium plastic bobbins for kumihimo (1)

    8 medium plastic bobbins for kumihimo (1)

    REF: T64
    €7,13

    These bobbins are slightly bigger than the ones included in our Kumihimo To Go Kit. They are ideal if you are looking to work with a thicker braid....

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  • Cordon satin argent 2mm, 10m (1)
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    Cordon satin argent 2mm, 10m (1)

    REF: LEA203
    €6,10

    Ce cordon en satin est solide avec une texture est douce et satinée. Ce lien existe dans une multitude de coloris différents, il est parfait pour c...

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  • Achat Cordon satin beige 2mm, 10m (1)
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    Satin cord beige 2mm, 10m (1)

    REF: LEA204
    €6,10

    This Nylon Satin Cord is strong and durable with a smooth satin texture. It is made from mainly synthetic fibres and it contains polyester so you c...

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  • Achat Cordon satin noir 2mm, 10m (1)

    Satin cord black 2mm, 10m (1)

    REF: LEA200
    €4,80

    This Nylon Satin Cord is strong and durable with a smooth satin texture. It is made from mainly synthetic fibres and it contains polyester so you c...

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  • Achat Disque de tressage carré kumihimo (1)

    Kumihimo square braiding plate (1)

    REF: KUM43
    €5,59

    Kumihimo is the ancient Japanese art of braid making. The most prominent historical use of the cords was by samurai as both a functional and decora...

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  • Achat Disque de tressage rond kumihimo 32 fentes (1)
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    Kumihimo round disk braiding plate 32 slot (1)

    REF: KUM44
    €5,59

    Create your own braided cord with this Kumihimo braiding disk. This Beadsmith disc is an essential tool for making round Kumihimo braids. It’s made...

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  • Achat Disque de tressage rond kumihimo 62 fentes (1)
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    Kumihimo round disk braiding plate 64 slot (1)

    REF: KUM45
    €6,46

    Create your own braided cord with this Kumihimo braiding disk. This Beadsmith disc is an essential tool for making round Kumihimo braids. It’s made...

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