An easy to follow guide to producing beautiful Japanese braids using Kumihimo disks and plates; templates for which are printed on the cover flap ready to be cut out and used. There is advice on the yarns or threads to use, arranging the threads on the disk or plate, producing many different types of braid, braiding with beads, finishing off and using the braids to make bracelets, necklaces, bag handles and much more.
Helen Deighan is a UK-based quilter and teacher who specializes in dyeing fabrics in plastic bags, machine embroidery and embellishment. After studying textiles, she began to make her own quilts and dye her own fabrics, and she has received many prizes for her patchwork and quilting. She enjoys sewing, knitting, spinning, coil pot making and Japanese braiding. She writes articles in international textile magazines and teaches various techniques from her own studio.