In Helen Deighan's book, there are a lot of ideas for using the wonderful Kumihimo tools, including adding beads as you braid.
An experienced author and teacher, Helen uses her skills to explain the techniques in a non-technical, easy to follow way. Her enthusiasm for this craft shines through, making even the most reluctant sewer want to have a go.
More about Helen Deighan
As a professional textile artist, I've been making quilts since 1984.
Initially working from existing patterns, I soon started developing my own designs. And, when I couldn't find the right colour or shade to fit, I dyed my own.
Over the past ten years I've created many exciting dyeing effects using everyday household objects, from cat litter trays and drain pipes to my now famous plastic freezer bags.
My latest passion is designing and making textile coil pots.
I have a studio in rural Hampshire. It's purpose built for both dyeing and sewing, with plenty of light and space - the perfect environment for my classes and workshops.
For more information contact: [email protected].
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