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Kumihimo, braiding flat cords 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 5: braiding flat cords with 8 strings

With this simple pattern the result will be a nice flat cord. Make sure the strings on the left and right are longer.
kumihimo braiding flat cors with 8 strings
Scheme 1
kumihimo braiding flat cors with 8 strings
Scheme 2
kumihimo braiding flat cors with 8 strings
Scheme 3
kumihimo braiding flat cors with 8 strings
Scheme Pattern 5

Pattern 6: braiding flat cords with 8 strings

A bit more difficult pattern, the strings cross eachother which makes this beautiful pattern, using different colours will result in completely different looks. (see bottom site)
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme 1
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme 2
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme 3
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme 4
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme Pattern 6

Pattern7: braiding flat cords with 8 strings

With this pattern you will create a really beautiful flat pattern. The pattern is more difficult, but make sure you follow the scheme's and this cord will be braided in no time.
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme 1
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme 2
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme 3
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme 4
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme Pattern 7

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 flat cords with 8 strings
Pattern 5
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme Pattern 5
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Pattern 6
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme Pattern 6
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Pattern 7
kumihimo braiding flat cords with 8 strings
Scheme Pattern 7




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