This is a set of small and large Adjustable Kumihimo center counter weights for use with the Kumimojo Marudai Kumihimo braiding stand Both counter weights fit through the center hole on the rotating plywood discs of the Kumimojo for easy removal of your braid in progress. To use the top ring is a split ring that opens .You then remove it and the rubber O-Ring that keeps the washers from rattling. Simply remove the washers you do not need and reverse the procedure .
The small weight is adjustable from 40 grams through 140 grams in 5 gram increments and is best suited for use with small braids and beaded bracelets.
The larger counter weight is adjustable from 92 grams through 430 grams in 10 gram increments and is best used with multiple bobbin braids along with braids that use heavy materials. The set also comes with 2 S- hooks, 1 large and 1 small,2 extra split rings,extra O- rings and a 7 inch chostick.
I developed these weight for my own use because I found it hard to get consistent results when I only had 2 weight sizes to choose from. Although a weighted bag also works quite well for counter weight I love the compact profile and small consistent weight of the washers to really hone in on the perfect counter weight for the braid in progress.
When working on a fiber braid I normally wind 7 to 9 feet of silk bamboo yarn on my bobbins and braid a few inches with a weight that is about one half that of the total combined weight of my loaded bobbin. while braiding I pay close attention to where the point of braiding is and if the threads are being pulled down into the center hole more that 1/2 an inch I reduce the amount of washers on my counter weight. If after a few inches of braiding the braids stiches do not appear to be tightening up I add a few more washers until I reach the optimum weight.
It only takes a short while to gain a sense for what the perfect braid needs as a counter weight. Once you own a Kumimojo you will find yourself making a lot of fiber braids just to try out new patterns because the braiding progresses so rapidly.
These Adjustable center weights are the perfect companion to your Kumimojo Marudai braising stand. Your Kumimojo adjustable center counterweight set is shipped to you via USPS small flat rate box if it is ordered alone and is combined shipped with other items from my shop. Thanks and Happy Braiding