Actual design of table comes with 2 additional tops as shown
Bobbins sold separately
$6.50ea. or $5.00 with table order
|This Smaller table can easily
be used for hairwork. $89.95
KUMI HIMO STAND:
Constructed of laminated hardwood , it is easily assembled and disassembled. Comes with a
(6" square) and 2 MARU DAI (7.5" & 9.5" round) heads. 24" high.
Fine, hard clear finish suitable for the
finest silks, yarn and hairwork. $102.00 RETAIL
International email for shipping cost.
Table braiding is the most complex technique
in Victorian Hairwork. Table braiding is similar to Japanese KUMI HIMO. What
makes the design is the pattern used. If a necklace has the appearance of
round balls attached together in an open weave, it is done with a particular
pattern. The book "Art of Hairwork " has the many patterns, but the
book "Beginner's guide to braiding, KUMI HIMO" has more
information on setting up the table and weights. Weights can be anything from
lace bobbins, kumo himo bobbins, fishing weights (the long ones) or camera canisters
with beads in them for weight. You need about 20gr.for each weight. I would
recommend that you get both books to begin with. There is one change in the
instructions when tying the weights. Use string connected to the weight, with
the other end tied to the strands of hair. Don't try or wrap the hair directly
around the weight. Use the string.
Hope this helps.