Speaking of String

Kumihimo Braid #1

I recently built a Japanese braiding loom called a marudai, and used it to make a six-foot long braid out of 12 strands of cotton embroidery floss. This type of braiding is called kumihimo. For my first braid on the loom I'm pretty happy with it, even though the sharp-eyed among you will note the pattern changes along the length of the braid.

2008.09.30 at 12:00am EDT