Day 50

Today was a lovely day spent with family; playing board games with my nieces was especially fun. Not much time for creating, but I did do two (and a bit) half Kumihimo braids. I discovered that if you take two colours, four strands each, and arrange the threads for an 8 strand braid in the starting positions as A A, A B, B B, A B you get this nice capsule effect:

Starting positions:


The capsule effect pattern:


Today and yesterday’s braids:


Also, this is a milestone for me – 50 days of daily creativity. That’s 12 and a half hours at a minimum, and actually more, as several sessions have been a lot longer, including the second day of the Hilary Beattie stitch retreat, which was ten hours alone!

I think so far this exercise has been fabulous for me, I’ve been so productive, and felt so happy most of the time. Looking forward to day 100!

Day 49

Today my Kumihimo disc arrived. I’d done a bit of Kumihimo braiding previously, but never seriously.

A friend is getting married in July, and I’m helping her make friendship bracelets as wedding favours. With a long train/bus/catamaran journey from Birmingham to the Isle of Wight to fill my afternoon, it seemed a good time to start.

I made one and a half bracelets, and then had a rest. The half is because we need to add silver charms to the middle, so I’m working them half way till the charms arrive.