kumihimo is a traditional braiding art from Japan dating back over 2000
years. Today it is used extensively to make elegant cords for fashion jewellery
In the traditional art of braiding, a braiding stool or Marudai is used. The
strands of thread are hung on weighted bobbins.
The modern portable Mobidai system is made of dense foam, and the threads
can be firmly tucked into the edge slots.
Braiding on a Marundai or a Kumihimo Disk cannot be compared with European
braiding and is for the most part based on the exchange of the different strands
according to a certain principle. Traditional work on a Marundai requires much
practise and concentration. The new Mobidai simplifies and eases the work
considerably, and when used in conjunction with the Kumihimo Pattern cards, both
young and old alike can construct fantastic cords with ease.
Kumihimo Pattern cards:
Interchangeable pattern discs for your Mobidai.
Simply follow the numbers and create intricate patterns without having to
study the patterns.
Each cord design has its own pattern card
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Use a finer thread to achieve a slim line braided cord to add
interest and dimension.