About a month ago before everything went weird, I went to Unravel at the Farnham Malting's - a festival of all things wool. While there were lots of lovely things to look at, it was busy (as normal) and out of my price range. I really can't afford £15 for a 50g ball of wool, however beautiful it might be.
|A simple eight-braid spiral pattern in DK wool|
It looked interesting but it was only when I got home that I realised how much I wanted to give it a go. So I bought a beginners kit and A Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo by Donna McKean-Smith online, and finally found some time to give it ago.
|Same pattern but in Chunky wool|
|An eight-braid stripe pattern|
Once I was happy with the process I tried some different patterns, all done by the way you lay your wool out on the disk.
|An eight-braid twist pattern|
I'm very much looking forward to taking the next step and adding some beads to the process!