How do I reverse an 8 strand kumihimo braid so that it creates a zig zag pattern?

A few months ago, I ordered a bracelet online that was made by tibetan monks called a rangzen bracelet... It symbolizes the freedom of tibet from china, buddhism, peace, ect. Anyway... It looked like a kumihimo or marudai braid and for the past two months Ive been wondering how the fudge they did it! If anyone knows anything about how to make a zig zag marudai or kumihimo braid, please let me know... Recommendations, links, emails, anything!! please contact me!! Thanks a bunch!!

KumiLumi5 years ago
I hope you are still looking for the zigzag Kumihimo pattern. there are 2 books that I have that carry that pattern.

"More Braids on Cards" by Shirley Berlin. Google for her site.
"Beautiful Braiding Made Easy - Using Kumihimo Disks and Plates" by Helen Deighan. This one I bought on Amazon. Let me know if this is what you were looking for.

KumiLumi
If you want the picture shown at
http://seabreezespinners.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/silk-2.jpg
that is a 8 strand Kumihimo brad. It can be done in 1-8 colors on a Kumihimo wheel.
alleaffalls7 years ago
correct me if i'm wrong, but you want to make a bracelet like this:
http://seabreezespinners.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/silk-2.jpg
but with a zig zag pattern.

what you need to do is use silk in the directions shown here:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Box-Styled-Gimp
but instead of repeating exactly in step 7, you move each string over diagonally so that it is no longer straight.

to make the zig zag pattern, you simply make a straight stich again, then continue with the diagonal stiches.

i wil try to find better directions later, but i have to go right now.

i hope this helped.