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Start with 10 strands to weave this flat braided cord. Each strand is referred to as a warp.
Cord (we used satin cord)
6 inch Square Kumihimo Braiding Disk
8 - No Tangle Thread Bobbins
Wire Knitter/Kumihimo Weight
Multiply your cord by three to get the desired length you want your Kumihimo braid to be. This rule of thumb should accommodate most designs unless you are using larger beads. If using beads you'll want to make the length a little longer.
Tie 10 pieces of cord together with an overhand knot, about one inch from the end of the cords.
Place the knot in the center hole, with the long cord ends coming across the top of the disk.
Wind the long end of each cord around a no-tangle bobbin.
Position the bobbins so they hang just below the disk. If desired, a weight can be attached to the knotted end to add tension, which helps with the weaving.
Place one warp thread in slots 3-8 and 14-17.
Move the warp from slot 5 to slot e.
Move the warp from slot 6 to E.
Move the warp from slot 15 to 5.
Move the warp from slot 4 to slot 15.
Move the warp from slot 14 to slot 4.
Move the warp from slot 3 to 14.
Move the warp from slot 16 to 6.
Move the warp from slot 7 to slot 16.
Move the warp from slot 17 to slot 7.
Move the warp from slot 8 to slot 17.
Move the warp from slot e to slot 8.
Move the warp from slot E to slot 3.
Start the cycle of weaving again by moving the warp from slot 5 to slot e.
Move the warp from slot 6 to slot E.
Move the warp from slot 15 to slot 5.
Move warp from slot 3 to slot 14.
Move the warp from slot 16 to slot 6.
Continue to repeat steps 18-29 until the rope reaches the desired length.
Take the cord off the bobbins and tie an overhand knot at the end of the braid, and trim the cord to about an inch.
Congratulations, you have learned to to weave a flat Kumihimo braid!