Kumihimo Eight Strand Spiral Braid Bracelet

Class name, Kumihimo Eight Strand Spiral Braid Bracelet

Craft type, kumihimo

Instructor, Cathy F

Class format, zoom/email

Class date, Monday, November 14

Class time, noon Eastern

Sign up deadline, November 4


Class description:

In this zoom and email class, use your Kumiloom to create this 8-strand, 2-colored spiral braid. Use red and white stripes for the holiday, orange and black for Halloween, or your school’s or favorite team’s colors or whatever you would prefer. Unlike the 7-strand braid which had one color showing more than the other, this braid has an equal two-colored striped spiral pattern. Though this braid has more strands the pattern is not difficult.


Skills needed:

You have taken at least one Kumihimo class, so are familiar with setting up the loom.

Supply list:

12 feet of color A 1.5mm thickness cord (satin recommended)

12 feet of color B 1.5mm thickness cord (satin recommended)

  • Kumiloom with 32 slots
  • 8 Bobbins for cords
  • Scissors
  • Tape or beads for marking your bobbins or cords so you know which colors are which.
  • Weight to keep braid tight
  • Fabric glue
  • Thread to match one of your braid colors
  • End caps with 7mm or 8mm hole.
  • (Note, the end caps for braids are a tube in which the end of the finished braid will be glued into. The clasp can be magnetic with a flat round end or with a claw clasp attached to the tube. Some stores include the tube and claw clasp assembled.
  • One option for purchasing supplies for kumihimo including findings is
  • The Primitive Originals store on Etsy
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimitiveOriginals?ref=shop_sugg
  • Sign up here!