#320 Heidi Bukoski—Kumihimo Lanyard or Leash Half day Friday 9am-Noon
#320 Heidi Bukoski—Kumihimo Lanyard or Leash Half day Friday am $50
Skill level: Beginner
Workshop Description: Kumihimo is the art of multiple strand braiding. It originated in Japan where it had a variety of uses from attaching the plates of Samurai armor together, to the crossword puzzle lover’s obi, or kimono sash. Today it is frequently seen in jewelry and other applications done in fine silk cord. This class offers participants a choice of two functional projects to learn this traditional skill. We will be working on a larger scale, making it easier to learn. Students have two product choices. The first is a six foot dog weight leash. Those who choose to make the leash will use a large cotton yarn that is easy to work with and produces a leash kind to your hands. Heavier leashes, for larger animals, like horses or llamas, can be made at a small additional cost. The other option is a lanyard to hold an ID type card. It will be made with a knotting cord. This is a somewhat smaller scale braid, but uses the same techniques.
Participants should bring: scissors
Material Fee: Small lanyards are $10. A dog weight leash is $15. A horse lead weight is $19
Class Limit: 12