Japanese "kumihimo" braid weaving, using a 5-gallon bucket and circle knitter.

Japanese "kumihimo" braid weaving, using a 5-gallon bucket and circle knitter.

Picture of Quick, Sturdy Wooden Marudai (for Japanese Kumihimo Cord Braiding) - how to make one.

Quick, Sturdy Wooden Marudai (for Japanese Kumihimo Cord Braiding)

Picture of Quick, Sturdy Wooden Marudai (for Japanese Kumihimo Cord Braiding) - how to make one.

My MacGyvered marudai.  An apple juice can, a clear CD, and some hot glue make up the marudai.  I'm using a bunch of wooden clothes pins as tama, and a weight I'd picked up along the way acts as the counter balance.

My MacGyvered marudai. An apple juice can, a clear CD, and some hot glue make up the marudai. I'm using a bunch of wooden clothes pins as tama, and a weight I'd picked up along the way acts as the counter balance.

Лариат "Солнечный зайчик" | biser.info - всё о бисере и бисерном творчестве

Лариат "Солнечный зайчик" | biser.info - всё о бисере и бисерном творчестве

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