Kumihimio DVDs

learnbeadedkumihimoonthemarudai
As I mentioned in my last post, we recently finished up a special issue on kumihimo, which will be available next month. Well, the other piece of that news is that we also had the good fortune of having kumihimo master Adrienne Gaskell (who was a contributing editor on the issue) come for a visit to shoot some videos about doing kumihimo on a marudai. Adrienne is an great kumi teacher (I know from experience as I got to take her master class last year at the Bead&Button show!) and her videos are going to be a fabulous resource for anyone interested in this exciting and addictive craft.

Adrienne is a Florida gal who had never seen snow in real life before (!!!). So I was really glad that our notoriously unpredictable weather here in Wisconsin dumped a bit of the white powder on us during her visit in early April. That's probably the first time I've ever been pleased about snow in April, but there's a first time for everything, right? We had a great time filming Adrienne's videos and we're in the process of editing them now, getting them ready to release in early June.

The first video (Learn Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai) is introductory, going over all the basic marudai set-up information plus instructions for the ever-popular kongoh gumi braid structure.
morebeadedkumihimoonthemarudai
The first video (Learn Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai) is introductory, going over all the basic marudai set-up information plus instructions for the ever-popular kongoh gumi braid structure.

The second video (More Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai) covers what Adrienne calls "continuous beaded braids." She explains basic set-up, her formula for determining how many beads to string and how long the cords need to be, plus she demonstrates the braiding sequence for four braids, including edo yatsu, kaku yatsu, hira kara, and the ridged spiral.

The DVDs aren't ready yet but can be pre-ordered here.

A huge THANK YOU to Adrienne for sharing her love of kumihimo! It's a little infectious!

Want to leave a comment?

Only registered members of FacetJewelry.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT LIKE
SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER
Get awesome news, tips, & free stuff!