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Beautiful Braiding Made Easy,
Using Kumihimo Disks & Plates
by Helen Deighan

Hamanaka Kumihimo Plate and Disk, small, portable sturdy foam versions of maru dai, are used as an alternative to the traditional wooden stands. The disks are made from supple, compressed polystyrene, the simple plate and disk are an excellent aides for braid making. And you can use them anywhere - even on airplanes! Slots on the plate hold the threads firmly, so there's no need for weights.

Kumihimo is a method of braiding silk threads developed in Japan which is traditionally performed on special wooden stands called Maru Dai and Takadai. Modern crafters create kumihimo braids out of many different fibers besides silk and the braids are made into jewelry, hat bands, belts or decorative knotting and embellishments.

The literal translation of kumihimo means the "coming together (kumi) of threads (himo)". Kumihimo braids were originally used as ties, cording and belts for clothing, and closures for Samurai armor. The braids are durable and beautiful and have patterns in them that are formed by varying the sequence of thread movements while creating the braids. Modern crafters create kumihimo braids out of many different fibers besides silk and the braids are made into jewelry, hat bands, belts or decorative knotting and embellishments.

 

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