Re: [SCA-JML] Kumihimo
- Hey! Aren't you that Kamakura chick? ;)>>>>A friend of mine recently picked up a book and built a
loom to do kumihimo braiding on. She's making some
very pretty cords already, but knows absolutely zip
about what they might be used for in period Japanese
clothing or other applications.
If anyone can suggest additional books or other
sources, I'll pass them on.
Carey, Jacqui. Beginner’s Guide to Braiding. The Craft of Kumihimo. 1997: Search Press, Kent, England.
Kinoshita, Masako. The Traditional Silk Braids of Japan. In Piecework, January/February, 1995.
Owen, Rodrick. Braids. 250 Patterns from Japan, Peru & Beyond. 1995: Interweave Press, Loveland, Colorado.
- L Joseph wrote:
> Hello the list!Go here.
> A friend of mine recently picked up a book and built a
> loom to do kumihimo braiding on. She's making some
> very pretty cords already, but knows absolutely zip
> about what they might be used for in period Japanese
> clothing or other applications.
See all that? That's kumihimo. <G>
Balls were made from kumihimo as were waist ties as were little ornamental
knotthings, as were... well, Fujiwara-chama just posted a list of things to
look at. Maybe it's just me, but when I hear someeone's taking up kumihimo,
I just start drooling at the possibility of getting my hands on some unusual
braid for Japanese armour purposes. <G>
- Thanks to Fujiwara-hime and Hiraizumi-dono for the
info on kumihimo. I have passed it on to the lady in
Jehanne de Wodeford, Rusted Woodlands (EAST)
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- I'm not sure about this, so would 4x2 (wrong designation??) or 2/30 silk
yarn work okay for braiding?
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