Japan House London
101-111 Kensington High Street
Drop-in Kumihimo Braiding Demonstrations with The Braid Society
Drop into the Japan House Library to watch a skilled craftsperson from The Braid Society create intricate and beautiful kumihimo braids using a marudai braiding stand.
Literally translating as ‘joined or constructed threads’, kumihimo are finely braided cords which have been made in Japan for over 1,300 years.
Guests are welcome to speak to the braiders to learn about the structures and techniques of kumihimo while enjoying the gentle rhythmic movements of the braiding process.
About The Braid Society
The Braid Society was founded in 1993 and has an international membership of beginners, professionals, tutors, historical researchers, collectors and enthusiasts. The Society aims to promote the education and practice of the art and craft of making constructed or embellished braids and narrow band, including kumihimo made on different stands.