Makers of quality hard maple Japanese kumihimo stands, which easily break down for transport or storage. We make our own tama and offer our customers books, Hamanaka kumihimo disks and plates and traditional threads from Japan. We also offer books on other forms of braiding.
Bookmarks made on the takadai using 60/2 silk.
Prices are subject to change.
Saunders Solutions Inc. DBA BraidersHand, March 24, 2017
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Kumihimo is pronounced, koo-me-he-mo.
Kara (Chinese) + Kumi (braid) + Dai (a stand) = Karakumidai, Chinese braid stand
Taka (high) + Dai (a stand) = Takadai, high braiding stand
Maru (round) + Dai (a stand) = Marudai, round braiding stand
Ayatake (wooden) + dai (a stand) = Ayatakedai, wooden stand
Tama = bobbins
Kumihimo Disk and Plate = a dense foam tool for beginners and a quick sampling tool for experienced braiders
We have a waiting list for our equipment. There is no obligation to you when you put your name on our list. Currently the wait is approximately 18 months for our large equipment; takadai, ayatakedai, kakudai and karakumidai. The wait for Marudai is approximately two weeks and for a Core Stand it is around 4 weeks. Contact us if you have any questions.
Core Stand/Core Frame Rodrick Owen's book on Andean core braids is available click here for information. The core stand/core frame has been designed to facilitate making beautiful Andean core braids. We will try to provide core stands/core frames more quickly than the other large equipment, see above concerning our wait list.
Elegant braids with twisted elements are worked upwards on the
Karakumidai is a small braiding stand that produces twined braids made up of diamond and half diamond shapes. Braiders find it fascinating to watch the colorful diamond shapes take form as the braid grows.
Standard Takadai and Extended Takadai Obliquely interlaced braids, usually flat are made on the takadai. One layer braids, two layers, sculptural and pick-up braids may be made on this stand. The Extended Takadai offers wider widths.
Tama are wooden bobbins which are lead filled with both ends sealed;
The Ayatakedai makes warp twined bands. We offer a stand alone ayatakedai and a unit that can be added to your BraidersHand takadai.
Publications A select group of braiding publications from around the world; monographs, books, video, DVD and software covering kumihimo and other braids.
Our Kumihimo Disk and Plate are the original Hamanaka product designed by Makiko Tada and made in Japan. We offer kits, English instructions and books. We carry two sizes of EZ Bobs for use with the Kumihimo Disk and Plate, they are made in the USA.
Japanese Threads and Bamboo Yarn; two lines of Japanese kumihimo silk, 120 colors. Our synthetic thread, Imposter, has 67 colors and we have 15 metallic colors. Our Bamboo rayon yarn makes great braids and comes in 28 colors.
Jewelry Findings Turn your braids into necklaces and bracelets with our gold and silver color end caps from Japan.
Our Warping Pegs and your C-clamps make measuring out braiding warps very simple.