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.
We are pleased to have Julie Hedges new book in stock, Ply-Splitting in 3 Dimensions - An Introduction to making Vessels and Sculptural Forms, click here to learn more.
in Washington state, USA.
Prices are subject to change.
Saunders Solutions Inc. DBA BraidersHand, April 2, 2013
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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
Core Stand Rodrick Owen's book on Andean core braids will be published in the next 12 months, this piece of equipment has been designed to facilitate making beautiful Andean core braids.
Elegant braids with twisted elements are worked upwards on the
Kakudai (caw-koo-dye) pulled by an overhead pulley system.
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;
they come in two sizes and many weights.
The Marudai makes a round, square, hollow, or flat braid.
We offer two diameter mirrors (tops), 25cm (10") and 30cm (12").
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.