Quite a few people noted an interest in starting Kumihimo after my post. I am getting ready to put in an order to replenish my supplies and can actually get the foam disk fairly competitively.
If you would be interested in ordering the disk from me for $5.00 (plus $2.oo shipping), let me know and I’ll order extra. I’ll gladly include some instructions to get you started (emailed pdf).
I can also sell Necklaces Braided on the Kumihimo Disk, by Karen DeSousa, for $15 (I’ll have to check on shipping). This is the book I’m using and I really enjoyed it. The instructions are clear with plenty of inspiration to get you excited about finishing off all these braids you will make. Your book will be new, however. I’m not selling mine.
And her second book, More Necklaces Braided on the Kumihimo Disk for $15.
And even ‘Kumi’ Braidingfor $7.50.
I can’t get the tama competitively enough to ask you to buy through me, but I can tell you where I got mine. If you are only making bracelets, however, they really aren’t necessary. On the Kumihimo disk, their only real function is to keep the cord from tangling. In my personal opinion, winding the tama isn’t worth it for a bracelet. You can also make your own. Even those little cardboard spools you get to hold embroidery floss would work.
And of course all profits will go to Tiggy’s House, which is the best part.
Let me know in comments or through my contact form if you are interested. I would like to put my order in by Monday. (I don’t require payment before I order, just before I ship.)
Thanks! And please feel free to let anyone else know who you think might be interested.
This post contains affiliate links, though mostly for reference purposes because I’d really rather you ordered those particular items through me. However, should you order anything through those links, I receive a small percentage, all of which is donated to Tiggy’s House.