Kumihimo means ‘gathered threads’—and dates back to the 6th Century, some say even earlier.
This ancient technique creates braids and cords by interlacing strands of fiber using a loom. Once you learn the technique it can be used for bracelets, lanyards, large decorative weaves for home decor—any number of stunning accessories.
In this workshop we will explore how to make a cardboard cording disk to weave a variety of beautiful functional accessories, starting with a lanyard.
By using different fibers, loom sizes and notions we will turn this commonly thought of ‘friendship bracelet craft’ into a delicate, but hard working lanyard for holding sunglasses, a face mask or house keys. In addition, extra looms and thick rope will be available to explore larger accessories and decorative home objects.
Supplies provided with the class: cardboard looms, a pre-selected assortment of embroidery floss, cotton cord, and notions to turn your braid into a wearable lanyard.
**As an optional add on kit, students can purchase and take home the supplies to create a custom made dog leash, complete with brass hardware, nylon string, loom, blunt needle and instructions. This kit can be purchased in-person at the end of class: Add on (take-away) dog leash kit | $25
DATE: Oct 7, 2021
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM (allow extra time, it could possibly go until 9 PM)
WHERE: 14 Spring St. at THE HŌM MARKET's studio-shop in Hastings on Hudson, NY
TYPE: in-person, masked, proof of vaccination required
Once you purchase the class, please email proof of vaccination to: email@example.com. This is required before attending all in-person classes.
ABOUT the teacher | Rose Pearlman is an artist, teacher, and textile designer. She has a background in fine arts and a love of well-designed functional objects. Using traditional techniques, her creations blur the lines between art and craft and push the boundaries with her use of non-traditional materials. Rose teaches monthly rug hooking workshops in and around her home in NYC and welcomes commissions for one-of-a-kind constructions in decor and home furnishings. Her work is featured in fiber magazines, galleries, and numerous online design sites. Her book Modern Rug Hooking is available wherever books are sold. She creates and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.