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Advent Tips – Day 10

Don’t forget the cure! If you have ever had the problem of glued endings falling off it is very likely that the problem was your technique and not the glue! It is very easy to blame the glue for the failure, but too often the manufacturer’s instructions are disregarded and the glue is not given […]

Advent Tip – Day 9

Stitch it in! It happens to everyone. You spend ages choosing your colours – you work hard to thread on hundreds of beads – you braid with mounting excitement – the braid is removed from the disk so that you can admire it properly and then to your horror you spot a missing bead! What […]

Advent Tip – Day 8

  Extend the life of your disk. Use a sharp knife to lengthen each slot on your disk. You only need to extend the slot by about 2mm. When you braid be sure to pull the cord into this new section for renewed tension. I only recommend this as an emergency measure because I have […]

Advent Tip – Day 7

This is my kumihimo tip for the 7th day of advent. Don’t forget your stretches!¬†All kumihimo braids will stretch to a greater or lesser degree, even if the cord used does not stretch at all. This is down to several factors, such as your tension, the texture of the cord and whether or not you […]

Advent Tips

In the run up to Christmas I thought it would be fun to offer a different tip each day as a sort of kumihimo advent calendar. I have been posting them each day in my Facebook group, Kumihimo by Prumihimo and Friends and I have decided to blog about the tips here as well. Here […]

Kits!

When I post photos of my work on social media I am often asked for kits, so that people can recreate my designs, without having to hunt around for the materials from different suppliers. Up to now I have not felt that this was something I wanted to get involved with, but in October I […]

New Tutorials and Free Shipping Offer

International shipping can be very expensive, so I have put together a limited offer for free shipping for my new book when my two newest tutorials are purchased. My second book is Kumihimo Endings – the finishing touch for every braid and I wrote it in response to the frequent laments over the years of […]

Happy 5th Birthday!

prumihimo tutorials

Happy 5th Birthday to this website! Five years ago this website went live and this was the result of several months of hard work and planning. I had already been enjoying kumihimo braiding for 3-4 years and my work had been published in 3 different jewellery magazines, so I was already reasonably experienced as a […]

Braiding around a core cord

Braiding around a core

Braiders are very demanding! It seems that they want to be able to achieve ever more complex effects with their kumihimo and what I love about braiding is that it always rises to the challenge of these demands. Just a few years ago many techniques were deemed impossible, but now they are commonplace. This is […]