Kumihimo Braiding has been practiced for over 5 thousand years by many cultures. The Japanese have developed over two thousand different braid structures, each of them have thousands of variations. This workshop will focus on the eight-element, round Kongo Gumi braid. Learn the basics of working in the Japanese style, using a modern foam disk.
The beginning project will be to make a bracelet, starting with how to make the braid. Once the braiding is mastered, learn to add beads in pattern & finish with professional jewelry techniques. Next, learn about variations of the Kongo Gumi braid. A few simple changes will produce a unique braid.
Start a second project, your choice: bracelet, necklace, dog leash, cords for a mixed media project or make anything out of the braid; it will be up to you. Kumihimo is very addictive, you will now have the skills to do a variety of projects. Limit: 12.
Instructor: Jeanne Norman Sarna
Jeanne is an accomplished mixed media artist from Troy, MI who has taught extensively on a variety of fiber art techniques.
SUPPLY LIST: e-mail jsarna@pageAdditions.com or call 248-813-8888.
SAT – JUN 10 – 9am-4:30pm
Lunch included 12-1pm; other workshop visits 4-4:30pm