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Copyright 2016 © Texas Kumihimo Retreat

2016

Texas Kumihimo Retreat

August 11-14, Houston, TX

Classes & Descriptions

S1 - Seamless Bangle

At last!!! Is that Kumihimo? Wait, what happened to all of those Ends?  Take this fun class and find out!

Instructor: Sonia Davis

S1 - Seamless Bangle

S2 - All Squared

Away

S2 - All Squared Away

Create this Square Kumihimo bangle that is so much fun you’re going to want to stack up on these!

Instructor: Sonia Davis

S3 - A Luminous KUMI Pendant

Use your imagination and your creativity to create this gorgeous Kumihimo pendant using Luna Cabs. Then hang it from your favorite Kumihimo beaded braid, strings of gemstones, or wire collar.

Instructor: Sonia Davis

S3 - A Luminous

KUMI Pendant

D1 - 12 Element Braid

D1 - 12 Element Braid

Broaden your kumihimo skills by expanding beyond eight elements with this unique 12 element braid structure.

Instructor: Gail Devoid

D2 - Kumi Hoop Earrings

Create these stunning kumihimo hoop earrings finished with a peyote stitch endcap

Instructor: Gail Devoid

D2 - Kumi Hoop Earrings

Pattern by Sonia Davis

D3 - Flat Kumihimo Braid

D3 - Flat Kumihimo Braid

Interested in going flat instead of round? Take all the guesswork out of creating a beautiful flat kumihimo braid in this class.

Instructor: Gail Devoid

C1 - Kumi Pens

Put kumihimo in your hands whenever you write! Kumi Pen is a 12 element braid with a Cross metal pen refill as a core. Students should be comfortable with the 8 element Kongo Gumi braid.

Instructor: Connie Burns

C1 - Kumi Pens

C2 - Kumi Keychain

C2 - Kumi Keychains and More!

Perfect for kumihimo beginners! This class will show you how to set up the foam disk, use bobbins, and braid the 8 element Kongo Gumi structure. Discover the Craftdesignonline tool and how to generate your own patterns. You will be able to expand to the 12 element Kongo Gumi as well!

Instructor: Connie Burns

C3 - Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

Using size 6/0 seed beads and beading cord students will learn all the tips and tricks to braid with beads. Class topics will include discussion on design using beads, coordinating cord color, and basic finishing.

Instructor: Connie Burns

C3 - Beaded Bracelet

C4 - A Finished Focus

C4 - A Finished Focus

You have beautiful braids but now what?! Take the fear out and put the fun in finishing your kumihimo braids! Various ending techniques will be examined and you will come away with a new found excitement for those endings that once seemed so intimidating.

Instructor: Connie Burns

Master Workshop with Giovanna Imperia

Experience a workshop with Giovanna Imperia that will take your inspiration journey far beyond what you ever imagined possible!

 

Giovanna will be instructing students with these eye catching "Sampler Bracelets." Students can work on either disk or marudai to learn three different braid structures and how to blend wire with fiber!

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