Equipment for Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

Because we do the work ourselves we can usually respond to requests for lighter bobbins, heavier bobbins, matching lost or missing bobbins. We can make marudais & bobbins of various wood types & legs of various heights (but we recommend the standard 40 cm/16  height.)
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Marudai Bobbins in progress
before capping

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Marudai braiding stand in hardwood
Usually available: maple, cherry, walnut
Special: padauk, purple heart, curly maple, jatoba, myrtle
$120.00
$130.00
 
Bobbins: 70 grams, all woods except

Purple heart and padauk bobbins
ea. $8.00

each $8.25 
 
Set of 16 bobbins: 70 grams
$128.00
Special large bobbins, 7 cms long,variable weight 70 - 140 g
ea. $10.00
 
230g bobbin
ea. $13.50
Counterweight pouch
$2.50
Counterweights: lead "coins", approx 70 grams
ea. $2.00
Set for 8 bobbins (4 x 70 g coins)
$4.00
Set for 16 bobbins (8 x 70 g plus 1 x 35 g coin)
$8.00

Complete Set which includes:
 
Regular marudai, sixteen 70g bobbins, chopstick,
8 x 70 g plus 1 x 35 g counterweight "coins" and pouch
$250.00
100g bobbins also available
$9 each
Prices are in US Dollars & Subject to Change. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for up-to-date price lists reflecting currency fluctuations in Canadian $, British £ and Euros.  

 

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Peter turns the marudai tops using hardwoods from all over the world.
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Drills them out.
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Shirley fills them with molten
lead and caps them. She then sands, waxes and buffs.
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