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No Tangle Bobbins (8) - 9cm

$16.00 AUD

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Available in 3 sizes:  9cm (3 1/2"), 6cm (2 12") and 4.5cm (1 7/8")

Quantity per pack:  8 bobbins

These fantastic little bobbins pop open so you can wind your thread on, then pop shut to keep the thread from coming off. Use under your kumihimo disk to stop the knots and tangles!

You can even try them with your knitting when you need to have a variety of colours across the rows too!

Or wind up your beautiful silk ribbons and embroidery threads that need protecting, especially when you are wanting to travel with your crafting.

And if you are seed beading ropes, you can wind your actual rope around in the bobbin disk to keep it together, or to keep it out of the way when it gets too long.  Or, you can wind your left over thread into the bobbin to keep neat for traveling.


A little bit about of fun info about Kumihimo:-

Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese way of making braids and cords. The word means ‘gathered threads. Silk were the most commonly used threads on special looms called either Marudai, or Takadai.

The ancient braiding technique was traditionally used to decorate Samurai & horse armour and swords.

Modern Kumihimo is most often made using small portable disks, with notches around the outside, for use in the pattern making process. They come in either square (for flat braids) or round shapes.

Whether you want to make a lanyard rope or keyring, a dog leash or a decoration, Kumihimo is fun, interesting and is an easily portable craft.   It’s a great occupation for kids, especially aged between 8 years and 12 years. Whilst helping with coordination and mental acuity, it gives them such a feeling of achievement when they see their cord growing longer and longer.

Bead Shack has offered this activity to our customers for years, and it is always with awe that people realise they can make something beautiful with such a simple idea!

Once you start mixing colours and sequences, making patterns upon patterns, you will be hooked on this crazy craft just as much as any other craft.  You can use the technique for beading also!  You might be interested in making our Kumihimo w. Magatamas Bracelet or our Necklace & Bracelet Set.

Bead Shack’s best tip: Learn at the beginning to use both hands when making your cord movements – this will prevent RSI in your arms and shoulders. Especially important if you are the type of person to sit for hours and hours doing the one craft!

An addition to your Kumihimo disk, are No Tangle Bobbins. These are great for winding your threads on to keep them tangle free, and neat. The more lightweight your cord, the easier it is to create tangles, so you will appreciate how well these bobbins will work for your project! Wonderful for portability for your project, and especially wonderful if you are using small beads threaded onto your cords, to keep them together.