Kumihimo Meet Up on Cape Cod – September 18, 19, 20, 2015
For all of those signed up for the Kumi Meet Up, here is some info for those that are signed up for the two classes I am offering. I will also be bringing with me a selection of 8/0 and 11/0 seed beads, kumihimo supplies, kits, C-Lon and Satin Cord, and more. For anyone that would like more info on the Meet Up, click here.
Feel free to email me anytime with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or to FB message me. I’m excited to meet you and work with you at the Meet Up.
Fascination Kumihimo Necklace – Saturday, September 19th at 3:30
This class will show you how to create this beautiful necklace. Kit fee is $60 and will include all beads, cord, findings, and a full set of instructions with photos. Kits will be available in Lavender, Turquoise, and Black. Please advise which color combo you would like for your kit.
We will begin this project at approx. 3:30 and go until everyone needs to leave for dinner. Homework is available for those of you that would like to continue working on your project Sat. night and I will be available Sun. after 11 for anyone that would like to continue working on this item. This is quite a long project and may require that you finish it on your own.
Please be sure to bring the following to class: Kumihimo disk with nice tight slots, bobbins, scissors, ruler, bead stoppers or clamps are helpful, Big Eye Needle, Chain Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, and Wire Cutters, G-S Hypo Cement.
Embellished Wavy Kumihimo – Sunday, September 20th 9-10a.m.
This class will show you how to embellish an 8 strand kumihimo piece. Kits are available in either cream or jet for $27.95 and will include everything needed to create this piece except the adhesive. Beads, needle, all cords, and magnetic clasp are included along with a full set of instructions with photos. Kits will be available when I get to the Meet Up and you are welcome to create your braid before coming to class so we can speed along the process of embellishment.
For those of you that would like to work with your own supplies, an 8-strand kumi braid using 8/0 seed beads will be necessary for class. Please leave some braided cord section on both the beginning and ends of your piece and tie ends in overhand knot. We will embellish this piece with 11/0 seed beads. I highly recommend using quality, uniform seed beads for this project like Miyuki. Shrinkage will occur with this project depending on how many rows of embellishment you do and how tight you make your piece.
Please bring to class a kumi piece already braided. You will need a beading needle (Big Eye or Tulip size 10 or 11), scissors, 6lb. Fireline Thread and magnifying glasses and light if needed to see your beads properly.