Braiding, Knotting and Weaving
I am an artist living in Champaign, Illinois, currently braiding using the ancient Japanese braiding technique of Kumihimo.
What I love about Kumihimo is the almost limitless number of patterns and ways to combine colors. Traditional Kumihimo is done with silk and my use of non-traditional materials, such as leather, is what makes my pieces unique. Bright and contrasting colors highlight Kumihimo patterns wonderfully.