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Braiding Disk Instructions

Kumihimo tutorials for making round braids on a braiding disk


These pages are freely available instructions for making braids on the kumihimo disk and plate. These are instructions of common generic braids, patterns freely available in Japan. along with Makiko Tada's instructions for which may be found in her book for disk and plate braids.
Text and pictures by None Redmond, a weaver and kumihimo braiding teacher.

Checker (Edo Yatsu Gumi) Braid (2/2)

ROUND 2: The lower east skips over the adjacent thread to move to the right of the two threads at the north..
Checker braid.

The light colored thread to the left of the south pair moves over its neighbor to rest underneath the dark colored thread to the east.
Checker braid.

In this picture the upper thread of the pair to the west has jumped over its neighbor to move to the left of the single thread at the south.
Checker braid.

The central thread of the three at the north has jumped over its neighbor to go to the upper slot next to the thread on the west. Again it will be seen that in these last moves the threads skipped over one neighbor moving in a counter clockwise direction. The little housekeeping job is repeated.
Checker braid.

And here the photograph shows the move completed. Repeat Round 1 and Round 2 over and over.
Checker braid.

And here is the completed braid
Checker braid.