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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 […]

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 […]

Winter is coming … here are the first snowflakes!

Snowflake kumihimo

Snowflakes in November means we will be having a cold winter! I have just uploaded my new Snowflake tutorial. It is very, very pretty and is one of those quick makes which become rather addictive, but as you can never have too many decorations on your tree it is fine to indulge yourself and make […]

Buy now for Christmas – The Prumihimo Book and Disk

Prumihimo Book and Disk

Anyone interested in buying either my book or disks in time for Christmas may like to place their order now. I will be unable to ship any books or disks after 17th November until 11th December, which brings us rather close to Christmas. International shipping is usually excellent, but it can vary enormously. The majority […]

Learning a new braid structure – the Chidori Braid

Chibori braid

One of the aspects I particularly like about kumihimo is that there is always so much more to learn. Not only are there hundreds of different traditional braid structures to try, but there are so many new ways of adapting traditional braids to comtemporary jewellery waiting to be discovered. Yesterday I spent the day teaching […]

The Big Bead Show

Kumihimo on the Med

If you are going to the Big Bead Show tomorrow, Saturday 14th October, at Sandown Park, Esher, London I hope you will come and say hi. I will be demonstrating on the Riverside Beads stand at 10.30, then I will be on the front desk at 12.15 for my meet the tutor slot. After that […]