BraidersHand ||Makers of quality hard maple Japanese kumihimo stands, which easily break down for transport or storage. We also make our own tama and offer our customers books, jewelry clasps, video/DVD, kumihimo disks and plates, kumihimo silk and metallic threads for kumihimo braiding. We also offer books on other forms of braiding.
Bookmarks made on the takadai using 60/2 silk.
New Books!!! The Book of Braids: A New Approach to Creating Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey, Threads That Move: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Braiding edited by Shirley Berlin and Ruth MacGregor and Kongo Gumi A Cacophony of Spots - Coils - Zags - Lines by Rosalie Neilson and Barbara Walker's book Ply-Splitting from Drawdowns is back! Click here to learn more.
Our equipment is built in our workshop
in Washington state, USA.
Prices are subject to change.
Saunders Solutions Inc. DBA BraidersHand, March 17, 2014
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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
There is a waiting list of over one year for our equipment. All marudai orders made before March 4, 2014 will be shipped.
All marudai orders made before March 4, 2014 will be shipped.
Counter Weight Bags and Instruction for braiding drawstrings.
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 all three sizes of EZ Bobs for use with the Kumihimo Disk and Plate
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.
A brief Kumihimo Gallery. Weavershand; click on Kumihimo when you get there to view Japanese braiders on video, peruse braiders websites and enjoy the Galleries.