Karen Kirkland's Profile

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Hi! Welcome to my Shop! I'm a 57 yr old artist/ crafter.I am taking over my daughter Kayla's store now that she is so busy with life. I've been playing with arts and crafts all my life due to a very artsy family. I owe a big thanks to my sister Kathy, the creater of the Kumiloom, without whom my business would not be! I hope you enjoy Kumihimo as much as I do!

Kumihimo (koo-mee-HEE-mo) is a Japanese word for a braided cord. A centuries-old art form, now you can do it with the KumiLoom, a modern, easy-to-use braiding disk!
In the early 8th century, when the Buddhist religion spread in Japan, people began to use decorative braids in ceremonies. The making of these beautiful, usually silk, braids became an art, and later, people used colorful braids to decorate their clothing, hang ritual banners, lace samurai armor together, tie robes, and decorate weapons…

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  • Born on October 13
  • Joined January 11, 2012

About

Hi! Welcome to my Shop! I'm a 57 yr old artist/ crafter.I am taking over my daughter Kayla's store now that she is so busy with life. I've been playing with arts and crafts all my life due to a very artsy family. I owe a big thanks to my sister Kathy, the creater of the Kumiloom, without whom my business would not be! I hope you enjoy Kumihimo as much as I do!

Kumihimo (koo-mee-HEE-mo) is a Japanese word for a braided cord. A centuries-old art form, now you can do it with the KumiLoom, a modern, easy-to-use braiding disk!
In the early 8th century, when the Buddhist religion spread in Japan, people began to use decorative braids in ceremonies. The making of these beautiful, usually silk, braids became an art, and later, people used colorful braids to decorate their clothing, hang ritual banners, lace samurai armor together, tie robes, and decorate weapons. Braids can be found in many cultures, but the Japanese developed the highest order of braiding techniques and complexity.
Now, braiding adds an elegant finish with so many different uses from necklaces to purse handles! I have many different project kits to chose from with more added all the time so keep watch!


Are you a visual learner? Take a peek at the craftycrafter step-by-step videos on YouTube showing how easy kumihimo is to learn. Search for Kumiloom. There is one for the basic round braid, one for beaded necklaces, and one showing how to put the endcaps on a necklace or bracelet.

Looking for supplies? Check out my brother-in-law's Etsy page: primitiveoriginals
He carries clasps, beads, beading cord and much much more!

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