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.