Workshop: An Introduction to Kumihimo Braiding
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Get a first-hand experience of the beauty and intricate detail of kumihimo silk braiding during a workshop at Japan House London led by braiders from leading kumihimo producer Domyo.
Literally translating as ‘joining threads together’, kumihimo has been practised in Japan for over 1,300 years and is characterized by vivid colours and intricate patterns.
During each small-group workshop, participants can gain an understanding of the basic principles of kumihimo braiding while creating a bracelet using silk threads and a marudai, a round braiding stand mounted on legs that makes it easy to braid a variety of kumihimo, even for beginners.
The workshop is part of a programme of events surrounding the exhibition Kumihimo: Japanese Silk Braiding by Domyo.
Please choose a date below and click on the button to book your ticket. You will be able to select your preferred workshop time at the point of booking
Saturday 25 February 2023, 13:00-14:30 / 16:00-17:30
Sunday 26 February 2023, 13:30-14:30
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Domyo is a Tokyo-based producer of kumihimo, established in 1652 CE. Using centuries-old techniques, its aim is to create products that will be used by people all over the world and the company’s product range includes everything from obijime to earrings and bow ties. While other workshops have mechanized their braiding processes, skilled craftspeople at Domyo continue to braid by hand, and each silk thread used in their kumihimo is also hand-dyed in-house.