The Kumihimo Companion

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Owen Taka

Making Kumihimo
Japanese Interlaced Braids

by Rodrick Owen (UK)

2004, published by Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, Ltd. (UK)
ISBN 1-86108-312-2
Hard cover, about 189 pages
Available from multiple sources

For the takadai
In English

54 "designs" for single-layer and double-layer braids, center and edge patterns,
plus several pick-up patterns. Braids are rarely identified with Japanese names.

An excellent takadai instructional reference

Braids in this book:

Seq Braid Elements Shape Dai Look-Up Name Family
1 Diamond and five colours 25 flat takadai tbd Anda
2 Brown and ivory log cabin 25 flat takadai tbd Anda
3 2- and 3-colour offset log-cabin variation 30 flat takadai tbd Anda
4 Log cabin with hand-move variation 30 flat takadai tbd Anda
5 Hound's tooth 40 flat takadai tbd Anda
6 Hound's tooth variation 30 flat takadai tbd Anda
7 3-colour log cabin 48 flat takadai tbd Anda
8 Diamond design with changing centre patterns 32 flat takadai tbd tbd
9 Shadow weave 44 flat takadai tbd tbd
10 Plain and twill weave 33 flat takadai tbd tbd
11 2/2 twill weave 25 flat takadai tbd tbd
12 3-colour 2/2 twill weave 37 flat takadai tbd tbd
13 3/3 twill weave 25 flat takadai tbd tbd
14 Chevron 36 flat takadai Sasanami tbd
15 1- and 6-colour rep braids 43 flat takadai Sasanami tbd
16 Chevron blocks and outlines 45 flat takadai tbd tbd
17 Rep braid with linked edges 42 flat takadai tbd tbd
18 Lattice design 36 flat takadai tbd tbd
19 Self-coloured diamonds 36 flat takadai tbd tbd
20 Chevron with centre ridge 43 flat takadai tbd tbd
21 Broken chevron 45 flat takadai tbd tbd
22 Waves 39 flat takadai tbd tbd
23 Design 23 36 flat takadai tbd tbd
24 Design 24 37 flat takadai tbd tbd
25 Design25 48 flat takadai tbd tbd
26 Design 26 48 flat takadai tbd tbd
27 Design 27 36 flat takadai tbd tbd
28 Design 28 48 flat takadai tbd tbd
29 Plain weave 39 flat takadai tbd tbd
30 Feathered centre ridge: plain weave 29 flat takadai tbd tbd
31 Centre twining: alternating twill weave 31 flat takadai tbd tbd
32 Centre twining: twill weave 33 flat takadai tbd tbd
33 Twill weave with coloured edge 33 flat takadai tbd tbd
34 Log cabin with border 25 flat takadai tbd tbd
35 Log cabin with border (2) 33 flat takadai tbd tbd
36 Hound's tooth with border 36 flat takadai tbd tbd
37 Hound's tooth with border (2) 33 flat takadai tbd tbd
38 Itsukushima 38 flat takadai Itsukushima tbd
39 Twill weave with decorative edge 60 flat takadai tbd tbd
40 Plain weave (2-layer) 52 flat takadai tbd tbd
41 2/2 twill weave (2-layer) 52 flat takadai tbd tbd
42 3/3 twill weave (2-layer) 46 flat takadai tbd tbd
43 Plain weave with edge reversal 46 flat takadai tbd tbd
44 2/2 twill weave - edge reversal 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
45 2/2 twill weave - edge reversal (2) 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
46 2/2 twill weave - centre linkng 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
47 2/2 twill weave - centre linking (2) 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
48 Leaf pattern 52 flat takadai tbd tbd
49 Black-and-white leaf pattern 66 flat takadai tbd tbd
50 Kikko 52 flat takadai tbd tbd
51 Plain and twill weave with centre floats 34 flat takadai tbd tbd
52 Twill weave with links and floats 32 flat takadai tbd tbd
53 Linked layers and floats 46 flat takadai tbd tbd
54 Linked layers and floats (2) 40 flat takadai tbd tbd
55 Forget-me-not 60 flat takadai tbd tbd
56 Snowbush 60 flat takadai tbd tbd
57 Peruvian fragment 68 flat takadai tbd tbd
58 Small flames 68 flat takadai tbd tbd
A14 Spiral 60 flat takadai tbd tbd
A15 Poppy 60 flat takadai tbd tbd
A16 Mountain Pass 60 flat takadai tbd tbd
A17 Alpha 68 flat takadai tbd tbd
A18 Fret 68 flat takadai tbd tbd
A19 Arrowhead 68 flat takadai tbd tbd


October 4, 2011


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