The Book of Braids: A New Approach to Creating Kumihimo
Author: Jacqui Carey
Over 130 specific examples are used throughout the book to illustrate each point, with the purpose of revealing the concepts behind the making of kumihimo, and explaining how these ideas can be employed to create new designs.
The Book of Braids has naturally evolved from Creative Kumihimo and there is no reason why a total beginner cannot grasp the principles described in this new books. However, in order to avoid repeating information that has already been well documents, it will be assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of making kimihimo on a marudai.
The book aims to provide a new way of looking at braid making, one that helps with understanding general principles rather than following set procedures. Topics include the choice of materials and equipment, demonstrating the affect these decisions will have on the finished project. In addition, details will show how the selection of braid sequence and color arrangement will produce specific structures and patterns, and how the maker's working practice can impact on the final braid.
The book includes an innovative form of "shorthand" notation, which can be an aid to memorizing complex sequences of moves. It can also simplify the documentation of sequences especially has been introduced, it will be used to show how the traditional sequences for 8-bobbins (16,24,32 etc) without the need to learn new moves.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Carey Company (January 15, 2014)
- ISBN-10: 0952322595
- ISBN-13: 978-0952322597
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.5 x 10.7 inches