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This 5-1/2" Kumihimo Plate is made with dense 3/8" (1cm) foam that is comfortable to work with and holds threads firmly, they just don't wear out! The disk and plate are a great introduction to Japanese braiding; they travel well and make wonderful tools for experimenting and sampling braids.
Instructions are written in English, they cover the versatile round braid in 8 and 10 strands, and include 3 project ideas.
Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Cords are made by interlacing strands. Kumihimo cord was first created by a form of finger-loop braiding. Later tools such as the were employed to make more complex braids in shorter time.,