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Japanese Braiding with a Kumihimo disc

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Kumihimo, braiding round with 8 strings

With 8 strings there are many different possibilities to braid, you can braid round cords, square cords and flat cords, each pattern will form a very different cord.

Pattern 1: braiding round with 8 strings

Braiding with 8 strings is just as simple as with 4 strings, especially this pattern. It is only an expanding to the basic kumhimo braid and the result is a nice twisted cord.
STart to put the strings on the disc as on scheme 1 and than look carefully to the schemes how to braid this pattern. Repeat Scheme 1 and 2 until the cord has the desired length.
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
Scheme 1
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
Scheme 2
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
result pattern 1

Pattern 2: braiding round with 8 strings

Pattern 2 will make a nice round braided cord that is hollow on the inside
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
Scheme 1
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
Scheme 2
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
Scheme 3
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
Scheme 4
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
result pattern 2

Examples of different colour scheme's

Using other colours will result in totally different cords, below a few examples using the patterns above.
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
pattern 1
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
result pattern 1

Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
pattern 1
Kumihimo braiding with 8 strings round
result pattern 1




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