DVD – Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding, Rodrick Owen.
I confess I was both fascinated and a bit daunted by Roderick Owen’s beautifully produced book “Braids: 250 Patterns from Japan, Peru & Beyond,” so this dvd, produced as the companion to the book, is just exactly what I needed to get started with Kumihimo. If you are an experienced braid artist you probably don’t need the dvd, but his step-by-step development of everything concerned with the process of braiding simplifies and broadens the text of his book, particularly for the beginner. Very clearly photographed, segmented and organized, I highly advise this DVD to accompany the book for the beginning braid artist. 115 minutes.