Tuesday, 20 August 2013

kumihimo

I've been braceleting again.  I can't seem to help myself.  Over the past few months, I've accidentally bought 3 Kumihimo disks.  I did mean to buy one, but not 3.  First I accidentally bought a square one when I wanted a round one.  Then I bought a round one and forgot about it.  So bought another.  It was time they were used.



With one of the disks I'd bought some rattail, but wanted to try it with cord first as I seem to have a lot of cord.  This is a simple 8 warp weave.  The colour placement  is random, it's going to take some experiments and taking notes for me to figure out how the placement of the first 8 warps affects the final colour.



These whip up really fast.  It's long enough for a bracelet, but I don't have the Kumihimo ends that I need to finish it off.



At the top of the picture is the 8-warp weave, the lower one is a 16-warp weave.  It wasn't really that tricky, once you get the rythme it's fine.  I miscalculated.  You start with cords that are 3x the length you want it to be.  I measured my wrist at 6 inches, so cut 20 inches.  Except I didn't, I cut 20 cm!!  Ah well, it's a bit too chunky for a bracelet anyway and was good practice.



See how pretty they are close up?



This was made with just 2 colours.  I love the spiral pattern and just wish I'd made a note of where the colours started on the disk!  I really need to keep a notebook to hand...



This is also in my favourite colours.

Now, Kumihimo wasn't on THE list, but it was on the secondary list.  So it's not a WIP crossed off, but almost!

I've since played with the square disk... I must remember to take some photos...




Joining in with New to Me in 2013 at Fiona's blog.

8 comments:

Anna said...

Nice job !
Have a great day !
Anna

JoJo said...

I wonder how they'd look with varigated floss? I love the blue!

Sandra :) said...

Those bracelets are pretty - especially the blue one :D That would be a great craft to have in your purse to work on whenever you're out and about and have some spare time!

Maria said...

I love blues and greens so that's my favourite one.

Jane Galley said...

I love the blue/green colours and I'm glad I'm not the only one that does silly things like that. I usually buy something and put safe, then can't find it when I need to use it!

Zed said...

They look really nice :)
When Scoobies were all the rage a few years ago I had a go at that. I think it took 4 kids about a week to teach me, but I made one finally and was proud of it. I know these can't be as easy as you make them look :)

Samantha said...

Why don't you add it onto the list so you can tick it off?

Chrissie said...

Pretty bracelets, the blue one is my favourite, great for anything calling for cords.