Kumihimo Rayon Gimp, Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon, Petite Satin Cord, Hand Dyed Perle Cotton, C-Lon Tex 400 & C-Lon Bead Cord

December 22, 2010 at 11:51 pm 27 comments

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KRR has Arrived !!!
Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon “KRR” – 21 Colorsphoto 31

Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon or “KRR” is a 5mm wide hand dyed knitted rayon ribbon that creates a silky, shimmering braid. An 8 strand round braid yields a finished braid about 4mm in diameter (can vary between colors and braiders). Because of the collapsible structure of the fiber, with the help of a wide eye needle, it is easy to thread most Japanese 6/0 seed beads and Magatamas onto the KRR. So many possibilities, so many colors and so much fun! Each skein is 5 grams. It is delicious and when you see it you’ll love it. “KRR” is awesome by itself but can be combined beautifully with other fibers. You might mix it with the Gimp (many colors are color matched) and the “KRR” could also be great combined with Petite Satin. Experiment and have fun. Click on photos to see a larger view!

 

KRR-010Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR- 10  $6.00 
FullSizeRender 17Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR- 46  $6.00 
FullSizeRender 13Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-49 $6.00 
FullSizeRender 16Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-Q $6.00 
FullSizeRender 12Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-F $6.00 
FullSizeRender 11Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-G $6.00 
FullSizeRender 10Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-H $6.00 
KRR-18Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-18 $6.00 
KRR-30Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-030 $6.00 
KRR-039Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-039 $6.00 
KRR-036Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-036 $6.00 
KRR-43Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-043 $6.00 
IMG_1170Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-016  $6.00 
KRR-NKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters Black KRR-N $6.00 
KRR-14Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-A $6.00 
FullSizeRender 15Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-M $6.00 
FullSizeRender 14Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-W $6.00
KRR-KKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-K $6.00
IMG_8521Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-J $6.00

KRR-XKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-X $6.00

KRG has ARRIVED!!
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp “KRG” – 25 Colors

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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 5 grams. It is also 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. Have fun!

FullSizeRender 22Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-41 $8.00 
FullSizeRender 23Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-18 $8.00 
FullSizeRender 24Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-Z $8.00 
FullSizeRender 25Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-29 $8.00 
FullSizeRender 21Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-Q $8.00 
KRG-12Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-12 $8.00 
KRG-43Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-043 $8.00 
KRG-CKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-C $8.00 
KRG-49Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-049 $8.00 
KRG-35Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-035 $8.00 
FullSizeRender 20Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-020 $8.00 
KRG-UKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-U $8.00 
14aKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-015 $8.00 
KRG-KKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-K $8.00 
#37JKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-J $8.00 
KRG-FKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-F $8.00 
KRG-LKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-L $8.00 
#52NKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters Black KRG-N $8.00 
FullSizeRender 19Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-G $8.00 
KRG-022Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-022 $8.00 
Gimp 010Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-010 $8.00
KRG-HKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-H $8.00
FullSizeRender 18Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-W $8.00
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-016 $8.00

KRG-MKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-M $8.00

Kumihimo Hand Dyed Perle Cotton #5 – 3 Colors
50% Off

FullSizeRender Kumihimo Perle Cotton or “KPC” is a #5 hand dyed knitted Perle Cotton. This is a fun fiber to combine with others and is hand dyed to match the “KRG” and the “KRR”. So many possibilities, so many colors and so much fun! Each skein is 28 meters. Experiment and have fun. Click on photos to see a larger view!

KPC-JKumihimo Perle Cotton – 28 meters KPC-J $8.00
Now $4.00
Kumihimo Perle Cotton – 28 meters KPC-F $8.00
Now $4.00
KPC-022Kumihimo Perle Cotton – 28 meters KPC-22 $8.00
Now $4.00

Satin Cord “Petite” – 32 Exciting Colors!

Made in the U.S.A., this soft, shimmering, vibrant Rayon Satin Cord cord is a Kumihimo favorite. “Petite” satin cord is approximately 1mm – 1.4mm in size (roughly 1/16 inch or slightly over) and is sometimes referred to as #0 or Bugtail. ”Petite” Satin Cord makes a gorgeous 8 strand Kumihimo round braid and pairs perfectly with the 6 mm end caps. These generous 10 yard lengths of Rayon Satin Cord come packaged in reclosable plastic bags labeled with color and length.

Bright Pink 10 yards / $3.00 Dk. Grey 10 yards / $3.00 Mauve 10 yards / $3.00
Peach 10 yards / $3.00 Dk. Green 10 yards / $3.00 Gold 10 yards / $3.00
Mint 10 yards / $3.00 Green Apple 10 yards / $3.00 Avocado 10 yards / $3.00
Purple 10 yards / $3.00 Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 5.01.51 PMCamel 10 yards / $3.00
Lavendar 10 yards / $3.00
Red 10 yards / $3.00 Wine 10 yards / $3.00
Navy 10 yards / $3.00
Royal 10 yards / $3.00 Williamsburg Blue 10 yards / $3.00 Light Blue 10 yards / $3.00
Teal 10 yards / $3.00 Turquoise 10 yards / $3.00   Silver 10 yards / $3.00
Emerald 10 yards / $3.00 Rust 10 yards / $3.00
Coffee 10 yards / $3.00
Dark Olive 10 yards / $3.00 Caramel 10 yards / $3.00
Antique Gold 10 yards / $3.00
Tan 10 yards / $3.00 White 10 yards / $3.00
Black 10 yards / $3.00 .

C-Lon Tex 400 Cord – 24 Great Colors!

I like using the C-Lon® Tex 400 Bead Cord when I am making beaded Kumihimo Necklaces. It is a 3 ply twisted multifilament thread with a diameter of approximately 0.9mm and it comes in brilliant colors. It has a high breaking strength which means that your beaded Kumihimo creations should be long-lasting. I use the C-Lon® Tex 400 with the TOHO 6/0 Seed Beads. The C-Lon cord slips easily through the hole of the 6/0 Seed Bead and best of all, you don’t have to use a needle. Snip the end and start threading the beads. I have read that you can use a touch of Fray Check if you have any problems but I have not had to do this. Most 8/0 seed beads will also thread onto the C-Lon Tex 400. An 8 strand round braid made up in C-Lon Tex 400 pairs nicely with the 5mm end cap.

Teal C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Aqua C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Capri C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50
Light Blue C-Lon Tex 400 39yards / $4.50  Navy C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50each Grape C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50
Purple C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Light Orchid C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50  Lt. Copper C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards/ $4.50
Shanghai Red C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Marigold C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards/ $4.50 Chartreuse C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50each
Peridot C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Green C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50each Olivine C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50
Olive C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 12.11.54 PMCeladon C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Sable C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50
Chocolate C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Black C-Lon Tex 400 37 yards/ $4.50

Eggplant C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50

Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 12.03.55 PMGray C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50 Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 12.05.11 PMArgentum C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.50   Oyster C-Lon Tex 400 39 yards / $4.5 0

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C-Lon Bead Cord – 19 Colors

I like using the C-Lon® Bead Cord when I am making beaded Kumihimo Necklaces. It is a 3 ply twisted multifilament thread with a diameter of approximately 0.5mm and a breaking strength of 34 lbs.  The C-Lon Bead Cord works beautifully with 8/0 seed beads and larger. Magatamas and cube beads also work well. The 8 strand round braid made up in C-Lon Bead Cord pairs nicely with the 4mm end cap. You can thread the beads a few ways; use the end of the Bead Cord as your needle, use a wide eye needle for easier threading and if you have a bead spinner it will work well too.

celCeladon Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 Aqua Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 Teal Bead Cord 39 yards / $3.65
Light BlueLt Blue Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 Capri Blue Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 vioViolet Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65
Lt Orchid Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 Marigold Bead Cord 84 yards/ $3.65 Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 11.20.04 AMLt Copper Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65
srShanghai Red Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 Chartreuse C-LonChartreuse Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 C-Lon OliveOlive Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65
SableSable Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 C-Lon ChocolateChocolate Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 EggplantEggplant Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65
BlackBlack Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 OysterOyster Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65 Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 11.36.21 AMSienna Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65
Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 6.12.17 PMArgentum Bead Cord 84 yards / $3.65

Shipping Policy: Typically, all items in your shopping cart will be shipped First Class Mail. This is the most economical method for shipping the Kumihimo items. I will get your order out as soon as possible. Shipping to some International countries is figured automatically. If you order from a foreign country, and the shipping fee is not automatic, you will be notified of the charge to ship to your country. International orders are shipped USPS International Priority Mail. If I anticipate any delay, I will let you know immediately. If you live in Truckee just give me a call!    

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27 Comments Add your own

  • 1. whataknit  |  September 9, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Hi Lynn,
    Yes, you can thread 6/0 seed beads on KRG. I use 5mm, 6mm and crimp style end caps. A cone would work fine too!
    Karen

  • 2. Laura Johnson  |  September 8, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I just read about the gimps d it sounds neat Can beads be added or is it too thick? What about finishing the ends? Will a standard cone work?
    Thanks Karen.

  • 3. whataknit  |  April 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you Valerie!!

  • 4. Valerie  |  April 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I love your site! Your comments about Kumihimo are the best! I taught myself, lots of trial and error, and a book! It’s the finishing that I haven’t followed up on. I love your end caps!

  • 5. whataknit  |  August 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    An 8 strand round braid of C-Lon Tex 400 pairs well with the 5mm all in one magnetic end cap.

  • 6. Anne-Marie  |  August 25, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    When using C-Lon 400 what size end cap works best?

  • 7. whataknit  |  August 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Renee,
    An 8 strand braid of Gimp, braided on the disk, fits well with the 6 mm All in One end cap, the 6.2 mm Swirl, 6.2 mm Hook & Eye and 6.2 mm Toggle. Hope that helps.
    Karen

  • 8. Renee  |  August 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    what mm size magnetic closure do I purchase for 8 strands of #18?

  • 9. whataknit  |  July 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I am so glad I could tempt you. Send pictures of whatever you make! It’s fun stuff. See you in San Miguel de Allende. I bought my airplane ticket today.

  • 10. Sue Bye  |  July 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    You are an evil temptress! I had vowed not to buy anything new until I’ve used up more of what I already have, but couldn’t resist the variegated rayon gimp cord.

  • 11. whataknit  |  July 8, 2013 at 9:52 am

    As for Kumihimo Rayon Gimp colors – they are all beautiful. I tried to select a variety of neutrals, warm and cool colors. I really like all of them. Some are less variegated and more monochromatic than others while others have more color variation. Mixing in black is always nice.

  • 12. whataknit  |  July 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Hi Alisa,
    I use the 6/0 seed beads on the Kumihimo Rayon Gimp. Make sure to use high quality beads, like Toho or Miyuki, with smooth holes. The gimp threads right through the bead hole without doing anything to prepare the end. Make sure to start with a clean cut cord end. Have fun,
    Karen

  • 13. Alisa  |  July 6, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Can you tell me what size beads will fit on the rayon gimp? And what are your favorite color combinations so far?

  • 14. whataknit  |  July 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    6/0 seed beads.

  • 15. Rhonda Murphy  |  June 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Can you tell me what size beads were used on the Edge Bead Necklace with the petite red satin cord.

  • 16. whataknit  |  May 28, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t think washing the satin cord is a good idea. I got one of my necklaces wet and it is now sort of soft. So, don’t think I would recommend washing it.

  • 17. Anne S.  |  May 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Karen,

    Can the Petite Satin cord, once braided, be washed? Either by hand with mild detergent or in a gentle cycle? I’m making a set of “stackable” 8 strand bracelets.
    Thanks!
    Anne

  • 18. whataknit  |  September 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    The 4mm end cap pairs very well with 8 strands of Bonbons.

  • 19. Karin  |  September 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I am trying this for the first time. I am going to buy the BONBONS by Lion Brand and I need to know what size end cap I would use for 8 strands.

  • 20. whataknit  |  July 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Thank you Joyce.

  • 21. Joyce Wojciechowski  |  July 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Hi Karen,
    Your C-Lon cords are wonderful to work with. Where ever you get your beads from are excellent. So uniform and without flaws. I will never buy my beads anywhere else.
    Joyce

  • 22. whataknit  |  June 8, 2012 at 6:15 am

    It would be nice, but I don’t have color cards available. It would be very time consuming.

  • 23. Garnie Bethea  |  June 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Karen,
    Just curious… Have you thought about making and sellling color chart cards for the satin and C-Lon cords? If and when you do, I can definitely use one.

  • 24. whataknit  |  December 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

    The petite satin works well with 6/0 seed beads and I have heard, but not tried myself, that 8/0 seed beads will work too. I am pretty sure the 11/0 would be too small. I’m not sure about the bead placement for the flat braid. Karen

  • 25. jagfann  |  December 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Will the petit satin work with size 11 delicas? I use them for almost all my beaded kumi necklaces.
    Thanks
    Tammy

  • 26. Kumihimo Finishing Techniques « What a Knit!  |  January 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    […] will need. You will get a feel, over time, which size you will need. An 8 strand round braid, using “Petite” Satin Cord, pairs very well with the 6mm end caps. Thinner threads, for example Pearl Cotton, work well […]

  • 27. Jane  |  January 9, 2011 at 5:06 am

    The SATIN CORDS take Kumihimo to a whole new level. These colors are great. So many different ways to mix and match. I love it. The shimmer is beautiful!

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