Virtual Workshop – Prumi-Cabs 3 – Sat 25th and Sun 26th March 2023


In the Prumi-Cab 3 2-part virtual workshop on Zoom you will learn how to incorporate a feature cabochon into a Prumihimo braid and how to make a matching bracelet, using braiding and beading techniques. The workshop is made up of two sessions lasting for 5 hours in total.

Workshop dates : Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2023

Workshop time : Due to daylight saving the start time will be different on each day for the US.  The Saturday class will start at UK (GMT) 4.oopm/ET noon/CT 11.00am/MT 10.00am/PT 9.00am. The Sunday class will start at UK (GMT) 4.oopm/ET 11.00am/CT 10.00am/MT 9.00am/PT 8.00am

Please check the time is suitable for you before booking.

Skill level : Students must know how to braid on the Prumihimo disk before the workshop and all new students will be asked to show a photo of a braid they have made.

Requirements : Device with audio and filming capability and the free Zoom app needs to be downloaded before the class.

Please see below for more details and read carefully before booking.



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The Prumi-Cab 3  workshop is a further exploration of incorporating cabochons into braids to make striking necklaces. This workshop is suitable both for those who are new to the prumi-cab technique and for those who have attended previous prumi-cab workshops and would like to extend their skills. The beading technique used to attach the cabochon is different to the method taught in the previous workshops. In addition to the cabochon necklace, instruction for a matching bracelet is included.

The  Prumi-Cab necklaces and bracelets are striking to wear and fun to make. They teach fundamental techniques that are unique to Prumihimo and the designs include some valuable transferable skills, which you will be able to use in other work, taking your kumihimo braiding to new levels. Features of the workshop include creating a secure beaded cradle for the cabochon, learning how to get the fit correct for your cabochon and understanding how to adjust the bead count to fit cabochons of different sizes.

The workshop is divided into 2 sessions, so that the time with me, Pru McRae, is spent learning and the braiding can be finished off between the sessions. This removes the time pressure on those who prefer to braid more slowly and everyone can start the second session at the same stage. Some pre-class preparation is required to ensure that all the class time is well-spent. A workshop with me is never just about the design. My aim is to share what I have learned in over a decade of kumihimo experience and will have lots of supplementary advice to offer and samples to show.

Please note that this is an intermediate/advanced class and all students are required to know how to braid with the Prumihimo disk before the start of the class. If you are not sure if this workshop is suitable for you please contact me and I will be able to advise you and give you some pre-workshop assistance if appropriate. Please do not book this workshop if you have never used a Prumihimo disk.

To take part in this virtual workshop you will need a device such as a laptop, computer, ipad or other tablet with audio and video. Smart phones can also be used, but the small screen size makes them less suitable. You need to have reasonably strong internet connections. Weaker connections mean that not only will your view of the demonstrations be less clear, but also that it will be much harder for me to inspect your work. You need to have downloaded the free version of the Zoom app and be able to join a meeting. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the correct equipment and knowledge to join a meeting, but lots of help is available on and you can contact me prior to the day of the workshop for assistance.

Due to daylight saving the start time will be different on each day for the US.  The Saturday class will start at UK (GMT) 4.oopm/ET noon/CT 11.00am/MT 10.00am/PT 9.00am. The Sunday class will start at UK (GMT) 4.oopm/ET 11.00am/CT 10.00am/MT 9.00am/PT 8.00amYou can check the time where you live using this calculator. When you receive the zoom link please check the time carefully. This will be the correct time for your time zone.

The first session will be approximately 2  1/2  hours and the second session will be approximately 2 1/2 hours, making 5 hours in total.

Materials and equipment : The full list will be sent by email when this workshop is booked and it includes, Prumihimo disk, cabochon, satin cord or soutache, beading cord, 4mm fire polished beads, size 8 seed beads, size 11 seed beads and clasps. No kits are offered for this workshop and it is your responsibility to make sure you buy your materials in good time. Shortly before the class you will be sent the details of the pre-class preparation required.

Instructions : These will be emailed to you the day before the workshop for you to either print or view during the class on a separate device. You will receive the link to the workshop in a separate email at the same time.

Class size :  The class size will vary according to demand and will usually be 8-12 students. However, please note that I have increased the maximum number of students in a workshop to 15, to allow flexibility for exceptional circumstances. This will still allow me to give each person all the time and attention they need. Each workshop booking is for one person only.

Sorry, no refunds, unless you purchase in error and contact me within 24 hours of purchase. Please check the time and date of both class sessions carefully before purchase and make sure that once you have booked your place you purchase any necessary supplies in good time.

What to expect in a Zoomihimo by Prumihimo workshop : A virtual workshop can be a surprisingly effective learning environment, with plenty of close-ups, repetition and feedback from the tutor. When I need to see your work I can usually see enough detail when you hold it up to your camera. Sometimes I may need to ask you to send me a photo, so that I can inspect your work more closely. My aim is also to make it a sociable occasion, so that you can get to know your fellow students. Many lovely friendships and a real sense of community are developing between regular students.