That looks cool Luna, well done for avoiding it twisting up on itself. Nice to see a pic of kumihimo in the making. (I spent 6 years making weaving looms & accessories, 2001-7, inspired by a visit to Japan in 2000 where we came across the "Saori" movement and the family involved celebrating their 30th anniverseary - purely coincidental - but we came back with one of their neat 'fold-up' looms, which led to me inventing the YarnShifter hand-weaving loom [a meccano kit for weavers]).
Thatís incredible, Josh! Iím a huge fan of all things string, especially kumihimo! I had a beautiful Japanese marudai that my cousin brought back when he visited ears ago, but it was broken in the move to ND
I decided to take on a project for a friend of mine who is a shibari artist. My tiny little hybrid marudai wouldnít fit the threads I needed to make a 16-strand 40-ft rope, so I improvised and made my own from a bar stool, a knitting circle, and a lazy Susan lol. My tamas are antique industrial spools. It works fine and dandy for the project, if I can ever get my tension just right, that is