I am always into discovery and am always finding new techniques/ideas when I have the time to surf the web. A few days ago I was checking out many of the fiber blogs that I love to follow. Judy Wedemeyer had a really cheerful post on some flower quilts that she had designed. The day was dreary and the flowers were so cheerful.
Judy wrote a good deal in her post about the techniques she used to create the pieces and mentioned Kumihimo braiding that she used in a border. I was hooked. She referenced a previous blog on the braiding and showed some pieces that she had made.
Of course, I started googling Kumihimo braiding to learn more. I found a great 4 minute video on youtube.
It looks fairly simple, doesn't it?
Next, I found a website that advertised Everything Kuminimo and browsed a bit.
The end result of all this is that I have an order for some basic supplies so I can play with some braiding. I am always searching for things relating to my art that I can do while I am traveling. I am optimistic that this may just turn into one of those crafts that will be very portable and even easily done in a plane. And, the result will be some beautiful braiding for a future project.
Will keep you posted!