Kumihimo Braiding with Kim Searle


Sunday 26th September | 12.15 – 14.15 | Workshop Theatre 1

Kumihimo braiding is a really absorbing and addictive form of braiding using a wide range of coloured cords. Easy to grasp, mindful and lots of fun, it’s like French Knitting for adults.

By the end of the session you should have at least one professional looking finished bracelet. We’ll start with the basics and show you how to create the fundamental kumihimo braid, then introduce you to more complicated techniques, colour placement and other materials that can be used.

Rattail cord, end caps, super glue, lobster clasps, jump rings included.

Kim Searle from Darn It! graduated from the University of Huddersfield BA Textile Crafts course in 2012 after specialising in Printmaking with an emphasis on creative work within communities.  Since leaving university she’s worked on various projects with a common vein of passing on creative skills and using creativity as a way to build community, support positive mental health and bring people a lot of joy.  She recognises that everyone learns differently and adapts teaching styles to the individual, tries to only work with venues that are accessible, offers low income options and strongly believes in the benefits of creativity for mental health. 

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