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Join us for Kumihimo Bracelet - Simple 8 Cord Round with Randy Spicocchi
Join us as we braid using the ancient Japanese technique of Kumihimo to explore various styles and designs with Randy Spicocchi. We will offer a series of new classes in Kumihimo over the next several months.
This 3-hour beginner class focuses on crafting a fiber bracelet with knotting cords. You will construct your own bracelet using various cords to make a round braid that is finished with a magnetic clasp.
Kumihimo skills introduced include basic movements on a foam disk, pattern selection (shape is round), color selection, problem solving, and finishing up with magnetic end caps using fast drying glue.
This class is open to all, no experience required.
Students should be able to grasp and move cords with fingers.
There will be an additional supply fee of $50 paid to the instructor on the day of class.
- Kumihimo 6” Disk
- Fiber (Chinese Knotting Cords) and threads needed to finish braid for up to an 8” bracelet
- Magnetic End Caps (students will select from several options in advance)
- Counter Weight to be used while braiding
- Glue and accent beads as appropriate.
All materials will be provided.
What to Bring:
- $50 supply fee
- Paper and pencils for note taking
- Drink (optional)
Randy Spicocchi comes to HHH from Maui where he has had a home studio since 2020. He has been studying Kumihimo with many of the world’s preeminent Kumihimo designers and artists and is a member of the American Kumihimo Society, dedicated to the education of this ancient Japanese art form. Randy has taught Kumihimo Fiber Arts since 2019 and also enjoys making quilts as a member of The Maui Quilt Guild and is a member of the Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui since 2022.
In addition to fiber art Randy opened Akalei Designs in April 2020. Akalei Designs reimagines traditional Hawaiian Lei using a vast array of glass and natural materials (e.g., shell, nuts, wood), and natural and synthetic fibers including silk, hemp, ribbon and other materials using braiding techniques and inspirations from Hawaii and the globe.Akalei is a Hawaiian word for "bead reflections" which describes our unique necklace lei, bracelets, hat bands, and earrings all uniquely handcrafted on Maui
Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.
This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.
We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.
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