Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts is presenting a beginner/intermediate level kumihimo workshop with Diana Shiriashi. Participants will make the Pacific tide pool necklace, using a kumihimo style called beaded Yatsu-Kongoh-gumi.
Leading students through the process of making this fully beaded kumihimo necklace, Diana will teach the movement sequences of Yatsu-Kongoh-gumi (8-strand Z spiral disc). Students will learn how to maintain consistent tension when using different sizes of beads in a braid, how to select cord, using a bead spinner, and more. Saturday will be spent preparing the disk for braiding by measuring and cutting cords, preparing cord ends, and loading beads, and will then begin braiding. Sunday will be dedicated to finishing the braiding, adding the end caps and clasp.
*Does not include the $75 kit fee and the $29.50 equipment fee.
Note: To register, mail your name, email, phone number, membership status, and registration fee, along with the workshop name to: Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts Program Chair, 619 39th St, Sacramento, CA 95816-3936.