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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 […]

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 […]