"This should be the standard reference on braiding." -
Library Journal, starred review
"What good is a braiding book to us knitters? TONS! You must see this book...Brilliant." - Knitty.com
"A fascinating compilation of braids that is well-illustrated and clearly explained." -
The News & Observer
"Five stars! I am literally fascinated by all the various kinds of braids and trims that can be made." -
"Such simple techniques yielding such sumptuous results...I'm dreaming about ways to use the miles of trims I'm planning on making." - Craftypod.com
"If you have fond memories of making lanyards in summer camp, this book is for you." -
"This is braiding for grown-ups...braids that you create to decorate whatever you wish. The results are luscious." -
Fiber Arts News
"A great deal of value to offer even the more experienced braider" -
Such simple techniques yielding such sumptuous results... I'm dreaming about ways to use the miles of trims I'm planning on making.
This is braiding for grown-ups . . . braids that you create to decorate whatever you wish. The results are luscious.
A great deal of value to offer even the more experienced braider.
This easy-to-use reference will have you looking at braids in a whole new way.
Be prepared! Once you've seen this wonderful new book, you'll never look at twisted cords the same way again.
If you have fond memories of making lanyards in summer camp, this book is for you.
Loaded with beautiful pictures that make the directions very easy to follow. Each technique has been beautifully illustrated and explained.
South Jersey Bead Society
Braids have been used by artisans in many cultures as finishing touches to knitting, crocheting, and weaving projects as well as functioned as belts, trims for clothing and home accessories, jewelry, even gift wrapping. Carey (
The Beginner's Guide to Braiding: The Craft of Kumihimo) includes not only the traditional braiding featured in her earlier books but also myriad other braiding techniques, e.g., twisting, knotting, interlooping, weaving, and ply-split darning. This comprehensive manual is notable for its crystal-clear, closeup color photos of each braid, with step-by-step instructions for making more than 200 different braids. Other important braid-making topics include working with beads, beginning and ending braids, and using simple tools (e.g., the lucent and the knitting spool). This should be the standard reference on braiding; enthusiastically recommended for public libraries and academic fiber crafts collections. Jan Zlendich