Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Some "kumihimo" makin'

It's here!  The latest issue of the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!

In this issue, my article is all about things you can create by upcycling old tshirts!  Perfect for Earth Day, don't you think? *smile*   With tshirt I rag quilted a layout, made a cover to a mini album, created a scarf and ...drumroll please...  designed a necklace featuring a Kumihimo Braid.  This is what the following video is all about -- how to create the Kumihimo Braid.

Kumihimo means braid in Japanese.  In the video, I will be showing you the classic 8 strand braiding technique using old tshirt.  You can adapt this to use any fibre, yarn, hemp, ribbon, etc etc etc....    This one is going to eventually showcase a mixed media pendent (you'll have to stay tuned for that in a future post *smile*)  Enjoy the video!!   And don't forget to pick up your copy of the magazine next time you're at the studio!

Have a creative day!

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