This 6" Kumihimo Disk is made with dense 3/4" (20mm) 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.
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.