Karen Kirkland's Profile
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…
- Born on October 13
- Joined January 11, 2012
- Karen Kirkland
- Leesburg, GA, United States