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Beginners Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding)
May 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm£30
In her Beginners Kumihimo workshop, Lesley will share with you the ancient craft of Japanese braiding. Kumihimo literally means the ‘gathering of threads’, and is a technique that’s thousands of years old. It’s now used to make not only fabulous jewellery, but also handles for bags, dog leads, lanyards and a myriad of other useful and decorative cords. The basics of braiding are easy to learn, relaxing to do and totally addictive! .
Lesley will show you various different techniques as you make at least three braids. Basic materials will be provided, and you can take home the Kumihimo disk. We also sell a range of materials suitable for this form of braiding. The braids can be used for multiple purposes – key rings, handbag charms etc.This is a perfect craft for long journeys, or whiling away time on holiday. The materials can easily be carried in a handbag or hand luggage, and taken on both train and plane journeys as there are no sharp parts – unlike knitting and crochet!
We also have some materials available for you to purchase, allowing you to carry on practicing your new skills.
About the teacher : Lesley Gleeson, Coburg Crafts, is one of our most successful exhibitors, working across a range of jewellery materials including sterling silver, silver plate, beads, lampwork glass, and semi-precious stones. Lesley’s jewellery range has something for all tastes and budgets.