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Old 08-16-2009, 02:14 PM
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Re: Kumihimo

Hi Ladies;
I just received my kumihimo loom and bobbins (got them at Weir Crafts on line) and thought I was good to go...but after trying a braid with seed beads... I learned that my thread, that I had on hand, is too fine. URGG! I guess I'll run to JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby to see what they have....
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:19 PM
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Chris;
This is AWESOME! I'm a beginner and have a quesiton...to end the braid do I you just tie it off and glue into an end cap? I need some ideas for finishing off bracelets.
Thanks...
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:33 PM
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Lovetree, That is how I finished mine off. Tied thread around all the cords, cut as close as possible, put craft glue on the ends and stuck it into the cones I had purchased. On a few I wire wrapped my own closure. Good luck to you, its so much fun.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:29 PM
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Lovetree, being a "belt and suspenders" sort, I usually wrap the ends very tightly with wire and glue the ends. When the glue's dry, I feed the end of the wire through the end cap and make a wrapped loop to secure. I find this works well. Also look back at post #40 in this thread for another method of ending. Also look at threads 79-80 for yet another idea. Finally, in thread #69, see how she's just doubled the ends back on themselves and wrapped them with a shiny thread? Depending on your design, that could work, too.

Also, what you need for bead kumihimo is something called Nymo: http://www.landofodds.com/servlet/Ca...ry=NYMO+THREAD C-lon (http://www.landofodds.com/store/threads.htm) also works well and, I think, comes in more colors. My local bead store carries both of these and it's cheaper than at this site, but I just posted it to show you what you need.
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Re: Kumihimo

Hi, I just joined - I was going to comment on some of the lovely kumihimo pieces but I see the dates are many yrs. old. I will ck. to see if there are newer posts, if not I'm wondering if kumihimo on wet canvas is still available? I love getting ideas and meeting people who have the same interests as I do - the few braids I saw, awesome. Cindy
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Cindy, this is a good one to bump back up. There is more and more being done with kumihimo these days. A lot of bead work. Hopefully this will encourage more people to post pictures.
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