Kumihimo braiding disks and plates are also known as marudai (maru dai) and takadai (taka dai). The Japanese art of making kumihimo cord started as a form of finger-loop braiding. Eventually, braiding plates and disks were invented that allow artisans to make more complex braids in a shorter amount of time. These Kumihimo crafting tools will help you create your own beautiful multistrand braided jewelry cord in whatever colors suit your current needs! Bob-EEZ locking bobbins work great with kumihimo plates to help keep your threads from unraveling or getting tangled, and draw plates are sometimes used to smooth and refine the final braid shape. Popular kumihimo materials include:
Check out the Kumihimo archive in our blog for ideas, and feel free to post questions at the end!