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After a few random posts I've decided to dedicate this blog to my life long project of Japanese food
and culture (and my life in general).

Since my first taste of sushi back in 1997 I've been interested in, and frequently been making
Japanese food.
My interest in the country and culture started long before and continues to evolve.
I was lucky to finally visit Japan in October 2008 and hope to be back soon.
In July 2012 I visited Japantown in San Fransisco, the next best thing!
Both small and big adventures will from now on, as time permits, be shared with you.

I will post other recipes and pictures too, mainly cooking projects, plants and art projects
(including my new love - making kumihimo braided objects).

I hope you'll find it interesting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask questions!

I write mainly in English, but there will be some Norwegian too, especially posts about things
that mainly have Norwegian interest. Tutorials are bi-lingual.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Tutorial: Half flat braid with edge color


Kumihimo flat fletting med 8 tråder, randfarge - lag et armbånd
Kumihimo tutorial - half flat braid with 8 threads - make a bracelet with edge color

Du trenger til et armbånd : 4 tråder i 1 mm tråd ca. 75 cm lange, i  to farger. Flettingen passer i 5-6 mm endestykker, runde eller ovale.
Du trenger også: 2 ovale endestykker 5-6 mm, en lås, en perle på perlestilk, krystall eller charm og 4-5 o-ringer 5 mm.

You´ll need for one bracelet: 4 threads in bugtail size, aprox. 75 cm (2,5 feet) long, in two colors.  It fits in 5-6 mm oval endcaps or round endcaps. 
You´ll also need: 2 oval endcaps 5-6 mm, one clasp, one pearl on a pin, crystal or charm and 4-5 jumprings 5 mm.

Du ser utstyret på de første bildene.
First two pictures show the equipment. 




Fletteskive, en mobilstropp jeg bruker til å holde sammen trådene med, satengtråd, o-ringer, lås og charms. Du trenger også endestykker.
Disc, a mobile strap I use to secure the threads, satin cord, jumprings, clasp and charms. You´ll also need 2 endcaps.


Her er startoppsettet. 
To tråder sitter i hver av himmelretningene; nord, øst, sør og vest. Vi kommer ikke til å snu på fletteskiven i denne flettingen. Randfargen er begge tråder øverst og nederst til høyre/venstre.
Start setup: Two threads in each direction; north, east, south and west. We will not move the disc for this braid. Edge color: Both upper threads and lower thread right/ left.


Den første tråden som flyttes er den øverste venstre tråden. Flytt den ned på nedsiden (til høyre) for de to trådene til høyre (øst). Fra 32 til 10.
Move the first thread: The upper left one goes down to the right of the right threads. From 32 to 10.


Den andre tråden som flyttes er den øverste høyre tråden. Flytt den ned på nedsiden (til venstre) for de to trådene til venstre (vest). Fra 1 til 23.
Move the second thread: The upper right one goes down to the left of the left threads. From 1 to 23.


Den tredje tråden som flyttes er den nederste venstre tråden. Flytt den opp på oversiden (til høyre) for de tre trådene til høyre (øst). Fra 17 til 7.
Move the third thread: The lower left one goes up to the right of the right threads (east). From 17 to 7.


Den fjerde tråden som flyttes er den nederste høyre tråden. Flytt den opp på oversiden (til venstre) for de tre trådene til venstre (vest). Fra 16 til 26.
Move the fourth thread: The lower right one goes up to the left of the left threads (west) . From 16 to 26.


Alle trådene sitter nå mot øst og vest. Ta den nest øverste høyre tråden og flytt rett ned i sør. 
Fra 8 til 16.
All the threads are now in east and west. Start with the next to upper right thread and move it straight down south. From 8 to 16.


Nå er det den nest øverste venstre tråden som flyttes rett ned. Fra 25 til 17.
Move the next to upper left thread straight down south. From 25 to 17.




Så flyttes den nest nederste venstre tråden rett opp i nord. Fra 9 til 1.
Move the next to lower right thread straight up north. From 9 to 1.




Så flyttes den nest nederste høyre tråden rett opp i nord. Fra 24 til 32.
Move the next to lower left thread straight up north. From 24 to 32.




Juster høyre side ved å flytte begge tråder et hakk ned/opp. Fra 7 til 8 og fra 10 til 9.
Adjust the right side (east) by moving each thread one notch. From 7 to 8 and from 10 to 9.




Juster venstre side ved å flytte begge tråder et hakk ned/opp. Fra 26 til 25 og fra 23 til 24.
Adjust the left side (west) by moving each thread one notch. From 26 to 25 and from 23 to 24.


Vi er tilbake i startposisjon! Repeter til båndet er 15-20 cm langt.
And we´re back in starting position! Repeat until the braid is about 2/3 foot, 15-20 cm.






Under ser du to ferdige armbånd. 
Under is an example of two finished bracelets. 


16 comments:

Bodil said...

For ein spennande fletteteknikk. Og smykkene du lagar er såå flotte :) Kunne tenkt meg å prøvd det ein gong når tida strekk til! Ha ein fin søndag.

Antonietta Bonilla said...

Are you going to put any other Kumihimo tutorials? I am new at this wonderful craft and I would love to learn more. Thank you.

Linuz said...

Hi! I've already posted tutorials for most of the techniques I use, so I don't have any plans for the moment to post more. But I never say never! There's also many videos on YouTube if you want to learn more. Best regards Line

Antonietta Bonilla said...

Thank you, I will have to look more closely then.

fado44 said...

hello!
I am amazed at your work! i am now a great fan of yours!
thanks for your time and work! Where did you learn all this? I'm starting with kumihimo. Is there any book you can suggest to learn. I am very fond of flat braid. Thnks in advance
yours,
Cristina

Linuz said...

Hi, and thank you for your nice words. I´ve learned most of the techniques from watching online tutorials and practicing. There is many videos on YouTube too. You can get many nice starter books, just search on Amazon. Most are in english. Good luck with your braiding!

A said...

Hi there. Great tutorials! Why not pull them into a print on demand book through Amazon or a downloadable PDF? You certainly have the demand for it!

Best of luck with your creations!

A said...

Hi there. Great tutorials! Why not gather them together into a print on demand book through Amazon or a downloadable PDF or ebook? You certainly have the demand for it!
Best of luck with your creations!

Nela Px said...

gracias por compratir este tutorial....

jojobean said...

Thank you for also including an English translation. I much appreciate it and enjoy your tutorials.

Linuz said...

Your welcome jojobean! And thank you!

Nancy said...

Thank you for this great tutorial! I made this braid tonight and the instructions were so easy because you walked us through the entire sequence. Thanks again!

Odalys C said...

Just found this and it is fantastic!

Selenee1000 said...

gracias por su tutorial... maravillosa explicacion. pense que ese estilo solo se podia hacer con disco plano, todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

Nika van Tilburg said...

Thank you for posting this tutorial. I've wanted to make a braid with edge color since seeing an exhibit of samurai armour in Houston, TX. I love things Japanese and also would like to visit your beautiful country in the next year or so. Best regards!

Aika Shane Abolucion said...

Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing this with everybody. Please post some more, I am now officially a follower of your blogs. I love Japanese stuff!