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Latest Video – 6 Cord Hollow Braid

Latin is no longer spoken as a native language and it is often referred to as a dead language. It is still studied, but it cannot evolve as every modern day language does. Kumihimo, on the other hand, has ancient origins, but is also very much a contemporary art form, which has enjoyed a renaissance […]

New tutorial – Cordelia – Prumi-stitch 2

Prumi-stitch

It has been a busy year for me, but at last I have found the time to write the second tutorial in my Prumi-stitch series, which has been given the name Cordelia! Prumi-stitch is the name I have given to designs which incorporate both bead stitching and beaded braiding on the Prumihimo Disk. These two […]

Box Knot Braid on the Kumihimo Disk

Box braid

I need to start this blog with a big thank you to three people. First to Ellen Welling, who introduced this technique to my Facebook group. Second to Monique Kooij, owner of the Limited Edition beadshop in The Hague, who taught the technique to Ellen. Third and most importantly, to the unknown person who originally […]

New Beads!

PaisleyDuos

I always love to be able to experiment with new beads and I think the bead industry does a great job of supplying us with new challenges in the form of unusual shapes, sizes and hole orientation. However, I have noticed a recent trend of manufacturers duplicating shapes already in existance. I am thinking about […]

Back in stock soon!

Prumihimo disks in action

The prumihimo disk and book are currently showing as out of stock on this website, but they will be back in stock very soon! Week commencing 9th April will see new stocks available.

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 […]