The Kumihimo Companion

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Carey Beginner

Beginner's Guide to Braiding
The Craft of Kumihimo

by Jacqui Carey (UK)

1997, published by Search Press, Ltd. (UK)
ISBN 978-0-85532-828-3
Soft cover, about 64 pages
This version is no longer in print and has limited availability

For the marudai
In English

This book was re-released in 2009 with a
different cover (shown at right) and new title:

    Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumihimo

The new version is hardcover-spiral bound
ISBN 978-1-84448-426-3
Available from multiple sources

Carey Beginner

An excellent book for those who want to learn how to braid on the marudai and do not have
access to an instructor.

Shows how to make the braids listed below. Carey does not use Japanese names for the braids.

Braids in this book:

Seq Braid Elements Shape Dai Look-Up Name Family
1 Square braid 8 square marudai Kusari Kaku Yatsu tbd
2 Round braid 8 round marudai Kongoh Z Kongoh
3 Flat braid 8 flat marudai Hira Yatsu X tbd
4 Honeycomb braid 8 round marudai Tsukushi tbd
5 Hollow braid 8 round marudai Edo Yatsu Edo Yatsu
6 Rounded flat braid 8 flat marudai Kara Yatsu tbd

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