Kumihimo Rayon Gimp, Satin Cord, C-Lon Tex 400 & C-Lon Bead Cord

December 22, 2010 at 11:51 pm 27 comments

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Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon “KRR” – 15 Delicious Colors – BACK in STOCKphoto 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-CKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-C
$6.00
KRR-KKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-K
$6.00
IMG_8521Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-J
$6.00
KRR-QKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters KRR-Q
$6.00

KRR-FKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-F
$6.00

KRR-GKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-G
$6.00

KRR-HKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-H
$6.00

KRR-L
Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-L
$6.00

KRR-MKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-M
$6.00
KRR-NKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters (Black) KRR-N
$6.00

KRR-UKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-U
$6.00

KRR-W
Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-W
$6.00

KRR-XKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-X
$6.00

KRR-YKumihimo Rayon Ribbon – 10 meters

KRR-Y
$6.00
KRR-ZKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRR-Z
$6.00

Kumihimo Rayon Gimp “KRG” – 16 Beautiful Colors

Skeins 2

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!

#38KKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-K
$8.00
Sorry, all gone!
23FKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-F
$8.00 
27HKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-H
$8.00 
24GKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-G
$8.00 

21Q
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-Q
$8.00
sorry, all gone.

KRG-YKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-Y
$8.00

31U
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-U
$8.00
sorry, all gone for now!

KRG - R
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-R
$8.00
KRG-X
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters
KRG-X
$8.00

#14A
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-A
$8.00 

#37A
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-J
$8.00 

#47AKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-L
$8.00

#52Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters (Black)

KRG-N
$8.00 

51T
Kumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters

KRG-T
$8.00
19DKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-D
$8.00 
#51MKumihimo Rayon Gimp – 10 meters KRG-M
$8.00 

Satin Cord “Petite” – 30 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

Plum
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

Chocolate
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

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C-Lon Tex 400 Cord – 22 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-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Aqua-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50
Capri Blue-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Light Blue-Tex 400
39yards / $4.50

Navy-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50each

Grape-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Purple-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Light Orchid-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Lt. Copper-Tex 400
39 yards/ $4.50

Shanghai Red-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Marigold-Tex 400
39 yards/ $4.50

Chartreuse-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50each

Peridot-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Green-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50each

Olive-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Sable-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Eggplant-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Chocolate-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

Black-Tex 400
37 yards/ $4.50

Oyster-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.5
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Olivine-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50

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Gray-Tex 400
39 yards / $4.50
 

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C-Lon Bead Cord – 15 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.


cel
Celadon
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65

Aqua
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
Capri Blue
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
Black
Black
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
sr
Shanghai Red
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
vio
Violet
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65

Marigold
Bead Cord
84 yards/ $3.65

Lt Orchid
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
Light Blue
Lt Blue
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65

Oyster
Oyster
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
C-Lon Chocolate
Chocolate

Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
C-Lon Olive
Olive
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65

Sable
Sable
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
Chartreuse C-Lon
Chartreuse
Bead Cord
84 yards / $3.65
Eggplant
Eggplant
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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