Thursday, 22 August 2013

more Kumihimo...

Yeah, yeah, I know, you're all bored of the bracelets!  This is my final post on the subject, promise.  Actually, that's a lie, I've got another loom bracelet to show you and I'm pretty sure I'm not done with macrame.  How about, this is my final post on this subject today? 



I showed you my attempts at kumihimo in the last post.  I made those bracelets using cord and the large and small round kumihimo disks (there's no difference between the large and small... not sure what the point is?).  This is also made on the round disk, but using rattail.  As a result, it's soft and smooth and quite silky to the touch.



Of course, none of the ends have been finished off yet as I've actually been away on holiday, but took this with me to do, leaving my findings at home.  That means you WILL have to see them again...



Back to the cord for this one, but this time using a square disk.  Is a square disk possible or is disk always disk shaped?  And is it spelt with a k or a c?  So many questions.  OK, this was made using cord and the square kumihimo square.  I went with just two colours.



The photo above shows one side of the braid, the photo below shows the other.  I like the pattern, but I'm not sure about the gaps and I don't like how uneven and wobbly the edging is.  I think this would be best done with rattail, I'll have to buy some more and try it out.



I struggled to find patterns for kumihimo, I found how to do an 8-strand and 16-strand round braid and the square pattern above, but that's all.  Anyone got any sources for me?

6 comments:

JoJo said...

Not sure but you could try Fire Mountain Gems. I think I've seen kumihimo stuff in their catalogs and websites. Also, try Pinterest!

Maria said...

Nobody tires of seeing pretty things. I like the first one better thought.

Sandra :) said...

I love the feel of rattail - it's so silky and smooth!

Jane Galley said...

Don't have any suggestions for you, never done this sort of thing. Personally, I prefer the round ones, it'll be good to see them when they're finished

ukcitycrafter said...

I'd never heard of kumihimo, you'll have to put a photo up of the disc you used - sounds a bit like french knitting? The blue round one is lovely.

Celtic Thistle said...

There's a whole load of patterns on Pinterest.

They look like a great project to take on holiday.