Tag Archives: kumihimo

Book, disk and tutorial – a great deal!

I have noticed that many customers buying my latest book, Kumihimo Endings, are adding a Prumihimo disk to their order. Some of these are braiders who have already bought Prumihimo disks and want another one. Others are those who want to try it for the first time. When people make multiple purchases on my website […]

Wire kumihimo – a great skill development

Wire kumihimo designs

I have been working with wire for my kumihimo designs for many years and I have experimented extensively to find the best way to use wire on the foam disk to make effective designs, which are also pleasurable to make. My first success was with a wire necklace design, which was a finalist in the […]

Back from vacation – back in stock!

Prumihimo on vacation

The Prumihimo disk has been on vacation, but now it is back home and back in stock on this website! Not only is the patented Prumihimo disk in stock, both regular and extra-thick, but both of my books are also back in stock. If you are interested in making a purchase I suggest looking through […]

Advent Tips – Days 11-15

Oh dear! I did not get on very well with writing a blog every day for my advent tips. I did post them in my Facebook group, but it has been pretty hectic here and I did not get the chance to write them up more fully here. Well here they are now! Day 11 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]