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Braid-along 2 – Week 3

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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 […]

Counted Designs for Beaded Round Braid

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Beaded kumihimo is so popular, especially fully beaded round braid/kongo gumi and I have been looking for a way to share my favourite counted designs for beaded round braid on YouTube. A counted design is one where the beads have to be counted and threaded carefully in a specific order to create a particular design. […]

Introduction to Prumihimo Virtual Workshop

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Since June I have been teaching Prumihimo braiding skills in virtual workshops. The fun name I have given to my program of workshops is Zoomihimo by Prumihimo and since June I have had the honour of welcoming over 60 students virtually to my home. The feedback has been brilliant and the high number of returning […]

The Festive Wreath Decoration Virtual Workshop

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Every year I design a new Christmas decoration for workshops and it is one of my favourite activities. Christmas is the time when you can bring on the bling, knowing that you can never have enough. To my mind there is no such thing as an overdressed Christmas tree! I also love this design task […]

Brand new starter kit for Prumihimo

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I have been meaning to put together a dedicated starter kit for my Prumihimo disk for a long time, but I just did not find the time to work through all the possibilities and decide what to include and exclude. The first lockdown this year gave me time to give it some serious thought. I […]