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03 April 2006 @ 09:49 pm
Kumihimo & Other Fiber Arts  

This is my first attempt at kumihimo!  It is so relaxing and fun to create braids on my new marudai.
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This is my marudai all set up with my current braiding project.  It's in my "studio".
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Here I am working on a braid. 
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I went to a meeting of the Diablo Weavers Guild last week.  We learned how to do kumihimo.  I can't believe that was the agenda that day, because the day before I had received my marudai in the mail.  I am totally hooked on kumihimo!  It is so relaxing and it takes a bit of brain power to figure out the patterns.  I went to the Bay Area Bead Bazaar on Saturday, and saw a lot of braiding and micro-knotting (macrame').  I am so amazed that as soon as I get into something, it seems that I meet all kinds of people doing it too.

I joined a small loom weavers Yahoo! group and a kumihimo Yahoo! group.  I am learning so much right now.  I am learning how to do Saxon braiding on a small cardboard loom and I just got a pretty little lucet to make simple cording.  It is similar to a knitting spool, but it only has 2 prongs.  I have also been doing A LOT of freeform crochet.  I have been playing around with thread crochet and adding beads.  I am signed up to take another class on Overlay Crochet at the CGOA conference at the end of April.  My fiber and bead art is really evolving right now.  If only I can get some more pictures of my work.  Watch for more creations from Creative Caravan coming soon! 

(Anonymous) on July 21st, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Hi~ I'm wondering if I could ask where you purchased your Marudai? Thanks! Deb