Kumihimo braiding kit, wood plate with bobbin weights, thread and PDF Kumihimo instructions, braiding tool, wood weaving disc tool

$26.00
+ $7.95 shipping
$26.00
+ $7.95 shipping
Made to order
Preparation takes 2-3 weeks
Arrives from the United States

Features
Handmade
Made in Salt Lake, Utah

Item details

Kumihimo braiding kit with square wood plate, bobbin weights, thread and PDF Kumihimo Instructions.

This kit has the basics of what you need to begin Kumihimo braiding, a historical Japanese art of cord making. Square wooden plate tool is made by Tracy, woodworker and husband, in his home workshop in Utah. To help jump-start your journey into braiding, 16 wood bobbins used to help keep thread and fiber tension while braiding, 2 threads of different colours long enough to complete cords for at least 2 bracelets and PDF braiding instructions are included with the Kumihimo disc.

This is a specifically designed Japanese weaving tool with 12 notches on the top and bottom, and 4 notches on each side. The braiding tool is five inches square, with inside hole approximately 1 1/4 inch across. Plate will be clear coated to help ease thread movement while braiding.

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Please keep away from children. Like everything in our store, this is a kit designed for adult braiders only.
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Approximate dimensions of bobbins are 1" tall and 3/4" wide at the ends, with 1/2" wide thread winding area. Each bobbin weighs 4 grams.

Thread colors sent will be a random surprise according to what we have available. If you would like specific colors, please let us know in the 'notes to seller' box when checking out and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We will send you PDF instructions to your email on file, connected to your order. Bobbin weights have a natural wood finish.

If you are looking to purchase just the square wood Kumihimo braiding plate, it is available here: https://www.etsy.com/katerinacollection/listing/185023677/square-kumihimo-plate-wooden-braiding?ref=related-1

Made to order, it takes Tracy approximately 2-3 weeks to ship out. We ship orders out in the order they are received and completed. If you need your item sooner, there are a couple of options.
First, we have an order add-on that can reduce his processing time to 1 week. When available, it can be purchased along with your order here:
https://www.etsy.com/katerinacollection/listing/467732819/rush-my-order-add-on?ref=shop_home_active_7
Second, we strongly encourage the purchasing of Priority Shipping, available as an option when checking out in those situations.


We also have different size, shape and notch combinations for Kumihimo and leather braiding wood tools available in our store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/katerinacollection?section_id=12352302


FAQs

All jewelry will arrive ribbon wrapped in its own fiber-filled gift box. We generally do not include invoices with the shipment unless requested or the order is international/outside the U.S.

Contact us for any special requests. Custom orders are welcome. Because of the nature of custom orders (time and materials invested that can not be recouped), no refunds are given for them. Some custom orders can take up to 6-weeks to complete.

All items are for adult use only. Please keep all items and packaging away from children. Copper, and to a lesser extent brass, can react with skin oils as well as water. Extended exposure to water and 24-hour long-term wearing of items made from these materials can cause skin to temporarily change color. Additionally, resulting chemical changes can break down the metal structure, leading to breakage of your items. As a result, please remove jewelry before going to bed, bathing, showering, etc. You can clean your jewelry to prolong its use and keep it looking new by using copper or brass cleaners 1-3 times per month, depending on your area's humidity. For sterling silver, use silver polish. Always keep your jewelry clean and dry.

Everything is made in a non-smoking and dog-friendly environment. If you want return an item, you must contact us first. That is also an Etsy policy. Additionally, shipping and insurance costs are not refunded. A 20% item restocking fee could also apply. Items must be returned in unused, new and original condition. Returns must be sent with tracking and insurance in original packaging for item protection. If you run into any problems paying through PayPal or have issues with placing an order, please contact us and we will make arrangements. You can convo us through the 'ask a question' button or email us at katerinacollection @ gmail.com.

All jewelry will arrive ribbon wrapped in its own fiber-filled gift box. We generally do not include invoices with the shipment unless requested or the order is international/outside the U.S.

Contact us for any special requests. Custom orders are welcome. Because of the nature of custom orders (time and materials invested that can not be recouped), no refunds are given for them. Some custom orders can take up to 6-weeks to complete.

All items are for adult use only. Please keep all items and packaging away from children. Copper, and to a lesser extent brass, can react with skin oils as well as water. Extended exposure to water and 24-hour long-term wearing of items made from these materials can cause skin to temporarily change color. Additionally, resulting chemical changes can break down the metal structure, leading to breakage of your items. As a result, please remove jewelry before going to bed, bathing, showering, etc. You can clean your jewelry to prolong its use and keep it looking new by using copper or brass cleaners 1-3 times per month, depending on your area's humidity. For sterling silver, use silver polish. Always keep your jewelry clean and dry.

Everything is made in a non-smoking and dog-friendly environment. If you want return an item, you must contact us first. That is also an Etsy policy. Additionally, shipping and insurance costs are not refunded. A 20% item restocking fee could also apply. Items must be returned in unused, new and original condition. Returns must be sent with tracking and insurance in original packaging for item protection. If you run into any problems paying through PayPal or have issues with placing an order, please contact us and we will make arrangements. You can convo us through the 'ask a question' button or email us at katerinacollection @ gmail.com.



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Most jewelry items and ready-to-ship wooden items shipped 1-3 business days from date of order through USPS. The shipping schedule for most wooden items that are made to order is 1-3 weeks.

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We are currently only shipping within the US. The following info we are keeping for when we return to international shipping:
Tracking is only available for a few select countries outside of the United States through the USPS, and a customs order number will be made available.

International VAT can not be collected by us nor paid by us. It is up to the individual countries' postal customs department to collect VAT. Therefore, these taxes are not included in the shipping price. Buyers outside of the U.S. will pay any customs and/or VAT taxes due to their local post office/carrier upon receipt of your items.


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Credit cards and other methods accepted through direct checkout as well as PayPal. We also accept Etsy gift cards.

If you run into any problems paying through PayPal or have issues with placing an order, please contact us and we will make arrangements. You can convo us through the 'ask a question' button or email us at katerinacollection@gmail.com. We can send you a PayPal invoice and complete your order that way.


Returns & exchanges

Earrings, custom and personalized orders are not refundable, no exceptions will be given to this policy because of the amount of time that we invest in a custom order design and the material cost involved with the custom order and personalized order process.

If you want return an item, you must contact us first. That is also an Etsy policy.

Refund or replacement on general items available if requested within 3 days of item receipt. Because of costs incurred even before items are shipped, there will be a restocking fee of 15% or $5, whichever is greater.

If already shipped, the item(s) will need to be returned to us in a new and undamaged condition in order to receive a refund. Customer must insure the package and also provide tracking number to us within 24 hours of the date that the tracking number was provided. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs. Additionally, shipping and insurance costs are not refunded.


Additional policies

All items are for adult use only. Please keep all items and packaging away from children.

Contact us for any special requests.

Custom orders are welcome. Some custom orders may require a non-refundable $25 deposit to purchase materials. The non-refundable deposit should not be misconstrued as being the final cost of the finished item. Customer will be notified via convo whether a deposit is required, customer must agree to non-refund policies prior to the starting of the custom order.

When a custom order has been completed the customer will be provided with an active listing link so they can purchase the finished project at the list price, minus any incurred deposits. Some custom orders can take up to 6-weeks to complete.


Information on Viking knit items:
I make the chain using a technique called Viking knitting. It is based on analysis of chains found that were made by the Vikings, and is more of a weave. The result is similar in appearance to a knitted chain. After weaving the wire, I draw the chain through successively smaller holes in a drawplate until I achieve the size, flexibility and density I'm looking for based on the wire gauge used. The resulting chain is smooth to the touch and flexible to differing extents. The single knitted chains are made from a single piece of wire. The double knitted chains are sometimes woven from either 1 or 2 pieces of wire, depending on length.