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Time flies – The Prumihimo book is 5 years old!

How time flies! It was¬† 5 years ago that I launched my first book, The Prumihimo Disk – A fresh approach to kumihimo¬†and I am happy to say that the book continues to sell well and since that first delivery of books I have authorised 4 further print runs. From this perspective it is hard […]

It’s a miracle!!

I generally prefer to use glass, ceramic or stone beads in my work. There are several reasons for this. The most important is that if I spend a lot of time and effort making something I want the quality of the materials to reflect the value of my hard work. Poor quality materials can downgrade […]

Braid-along 2 – Week 4

Prumihimo braid-alomg

Here we are now in the final week of the braid-along and I have been amazed and delighted by the wide range of beautiful designs we have seen so far. The participants have really started to dig into their stashes to experiment and as a result everyone can benefit from the results and learn from […]

Braid-along 2 – Week 3

The braid-along is progressing well, thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of the participants. The second week has seen more experimenting in terms of the choice of materials and the bead placement and it is great to see how people are sharing ideas and inspiring each other. For the third week we are going to […]

Braid-along 2 Week 2

Prumihimo braids

At the time of writing this post 46 people have joined in with the braid-along and posted their work. The contributors represent all levels of experience from complete Prumihimo beginners to very experienced braiders. Many have posted more than one bracelet, using the single beading technique. I would like to say a big thank you […]

Braid-along 2 Week 1

This is the start of the second Kumihimo by Prumihimo and Friends group braid-along. This group activity is all about learning to use beads on the Prumihimo disk and sharing what we make, so that we can learn from each other. For week 1 the task is to make a braid using the single beading […]

Braid-along 2 – Preparation

Prumihimo disk

With just over one week until the start of the braid-along it is time to make sure you are ready for it, by learning and practising the braid structure and by gathering your materials. This braid-along is all about beaded braiding on the Prumihimo disk. This unique disk was designed by me and it is […]

Braid-along 2 – Prumihimo Bracelets

Braid-along 2

After the success of the first braid-along in my Facebook group during May I have been working hard to put together a new braid-along for the summer. I am now ready to give a few more details. Start date – Monday 12th July Projects – 4 bracelet projects, one per week Duration – 4 weeks […]

Kumihimo Braid-along – the Sampler Necklace

Braidalong

  In May I ran a braid-along for the members of my Facebook group (Kumihimo by Prumihimo and Friends). It took place over a 2 week period and involved daily posts with instructions and links to my YouTube videos. Each day the participants made a new beaded section on a braid, which worked up into […]