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Speed Braiding? What is that?

I have just uploaded my latest vidoe to YouTube, but I had a bit of trouble deciding what title to give it.  In the end I decided to call it ‘Speed Braiding’ because I demonstrate how you can build up quite a bit of speed on a kumihimo disk by breaking what is a commonly […]

New Workshop Location for 2018 – Charming Beads

Over the past four years I have taught at workshops in five different locations and I currently have workshops planned for 4 of them for this year. I have often been invited to teach in other places, but I have declined the offers because I have not felt they were quite right for me However, […]

Extra-thick Prumihimo disk – 2 disk package

Extra-thick disk designs

When I first had the extra-thick version of the Prumihimo disk produced my aim was to provide an more durable version of my disk for frequent braiders. It is 2cm thick, instead of 1cm, but is otherwise identical to the original disk. It has proved to be excellent and very popular for this purpose, but […]

Wire Kumihimo Workshop at Riverside Beads

wire kumihimo

I am very excited to be bringing a wire kumihimo workshop to Riverside Beads in Lincolnshire on Saturday 9th June. Wire is a popular medium for kumihimo and there are many different ways of using wire effectively in braiding. I have been working with wire for over 6 years and my favourite approach is the […]

Workshops for 2018 at Stitchncraft

Kumihimo workshops

The first kumihimo workshop I taught was at Stitchncraft in Dorset, so I always enjoy returning to this beautiful shop with its comfortable and well appointed workshop room. As a tutor it is wonderful to be invited to return to teach, year after year, but it does require careful thought for the proposed projects. I […]

Workshops for 2018 at Spoilt Rotten Beads

kumihimo workshop

The New Year is always full of good resolutions, but that enthusiasm does not always last! For kumihimo enthusiasts who have resolved to learn something new the best way to ensure that this happens is to book up for a workshop in 2018. During this week I will write about the workshops I currently have […]

The Prumihimo disk finally gets its US patent!

The post this morning brought the long-awaited certificate for the US patent for my Prumihimo disk, which means that my intellectual property rights are acknowledged and my disk is fully protected in a total of 29 countries. This has been a long journey because I appointed a patent lawyer to file for these patents nearly […]

No shipping of books or disks for 3 weeks!

christmas kumihimo

I will not be in a position to ship any books or disks for a three week period from 18th November until 11th December, so during that time they will show as out of stock. This will not affect sales of tutorials because they are downloads. There are plenty of other places where you will […]