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Let’s twist again!

This post is all about how to achieve a twist on a Prumihimo braid, which amuses me because I usually have to explain how to flatten a Prumihimo braid! One of the members of the Kumihimo by Prumihimo and Friends facebook group posted a Prumihimo braid with a pronounced twist, which she had not expected […]

The perfect weight

If you are planning a trip to Japan you are sure to find lots of fabulous souvenirs to bring home with you, but don’t forget to leave space for a few yen. A friend recently visited Japan and very kindly gave me some yen on her return. You may think that was an interesting gift, […]

Get ready for Christmas with this special offer

Kumihimo Christmas

It is my firm belief that you can never, ever have too much bling on a Christmas tree! For that reason I have decided to offer all four of my best selling Christmas decoration/ornament tutorials for the price of 3. As these are best sellers I am aware that some people may have already bought […]

Working with leather

Leather kumihimo

Introducing new materials to your kumihimo is a great way to extend your skills and to make some really unique pieces. Leather was the subject of a recent challenge in the Kumihimo Challenge Group on Facebook, which was a great opportunity to dig out some leather and refresh my leather working skills. Some time ago […]

Feeling blue? New cat button bracelet kit

Blue cat button bracelet

My signature cat button bracelet kit has gone blue for the summer! This kit has been specifically designed to accompany my second book, Kumihimo Endings – The finishing touch for every braid.┬áThe book is full of both popular and innovative methods of finishing off kumihimo braids and other textile jewellery. The chapter I am most […]

Heart Charm Necklace – the new kit

I am continuing with my plan of periodically releasing limited edition kits. I am always exploring new ideas and materials and I enjoy being able to post the designs on social media. When I do I always get requests for kits. I am not keen to get involved in large scale kit production because that […]

Companion to the Kumihimo Endings book

My second book, Kumihimo Endings – The finishing touch for every braid, is all about how to finish off kumihimo rather than how to braid and make jewellery. However, it is not possible to show how an ending would look without including some jewellery and I am sometimes asked how to make the designs shown […]

Why buy an extra-thick Prumihimo disk?

Bee kumihimo

It gives me a great amount of pleasure to see all the wonderful designs made on my patented Prumihimo disk and to see how it allows braiders to take their kumihimo to new levels. What started as an idea to help my students in workshops has resulted in thousands of disks being sent all over […]

Book, disk and tutorial – a great deal!

I have noticed that many customers buying my latest book, Kumihimo Endings, are adding a Prumihimo disk to their order. Some of these are braiders who have already bought Prumihimo disks and want another one. Others are those who want to try it for the first time. When people make multiple purchases on my website […]