Sunday, June 10, 2007

Kumihimo

The last thing we did in the course was to do Kumihimo,a technic to do wonderful bands for different things.We tried to do the simpliest one and we succeded in doing a short one.You have some strands and twist them from 1 to 6 or ....if you use more strands you have to twist several times.I think I will use ribbons to do handles for a purse.

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After that we had lunch and said goodbye.Some of us are going another year too so we meet in August /September.I'm looking forward it as we are going to do simple clothes and use some of the technics we have learnt to decorate them.
Have a nice new week

5 comments:

Guðrún said...

So much lovely work you have done.

Ulla said...

Thank you for your kind words
Ulla

Tanya said...

Thank you for posting a message to me on my blog! I was very excited when I found out that May Britt had picked me! She is such an excellent embroiderer.
By the way. Did you know that kumihimo is a Japanese word? (Yes, I see you have a book about it.) The women of Japan use kumihimo that are quite long to decorate their wide obi (belts) on their kimonos. Nowadays, not so many women wear kimono or obi or kumihimo but one of my friends uses an old kumihimo from her mother and ties it loosly around her neck. Sort of like a scarf, sort of like a choker necklace. It looks very nice with sweaters.
Please visit again.

Lisa said...

Hej! Kan du maila mig på mittlillahus@spray.se då du får tid!

coral-seas said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Last year I spent a splendid day with Jacqui Carey learning to make twisted cords. Jacque also does workshops on Kumihimo - something else I would love to try :)
http://www.careycompany.com/
CA