Kumihimo Rayon Gimp

$ 8.00

Description:

Kumihimo Rayon Gimp or “KRG” is a super fun fiber to use for braiding. Each hand dyed skein is unique and no two skeins are alike. They are dyed to blend beautifully. The Kumihimo Rayon Gimp, which comes from Europe, is a round medium weight fiber consisting of a cotton core carefully wrapped with a fine rayon sheath. When braided, KRG possesses a beautiful luster. I have played with the Kumihimo Rayon Gimp quite a bit and have found that it braids nicely on the Marudai as well as the Disk. Cords braided on the Marudai tend to finish thinner in diameter and the braids crafted on the disk tend to finish a little thicker. Each skein is approximately 10 meters long and weighs around 7 grams. It is fun to take two different skeins of KRG and combine a couple of colors in one braid. The KRG is fairly durable but I do handle it with a little bit more care than, say, the satin cord. I love this new fiber. It is simply magical as the braid grows and the variegated colors take on their own character. One skein will make an
8 strand round braid approximately 22″ – 24″ long on the disk and even longer on the Marudai. It is also great combined with Petite Satin Cord. Have fun!