About this course
Loosely translated, kumihimo is Japanese for "gathered threads". The Samurai used kumihimo cord as laces for their armour; and the traditional belt of the kimono, the obi, was once decorated by a cord of kumihimo called an obijime. In this one-day workshop, explore this ancient form of braiding cords, and discover how to add beads to the process to create a beautiful contemporary bracelet or necklace.
Materials Required: A kit will be available for purchase on the day for $35 payable to the tutor. Kit includes:
• Miyuki seed beads
• Braiding cord
• Kumihimo disk
• Beading mat
• Beading needle
Options for findings (clasps) will be available for purchase from the tutor on the day. Feel free to bring your own buttons.
Please bring your own lunch and refreshments on the day.
Additional Information: Kerry is a museum curator by day and a crafter by night. She loves learning about historical handicrafts and giving them a modern twist to make beautiful contemporary accessories. Find her on Instagram @kreativekurator
Saturday 17 June - 17 June 2023
- 1 sessions
- 10.00am - 03.00pm
- 150.00 (inc. GST)
- Belco Arts Centre
- Kerry Neale
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