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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kumi Warps...Loomed 11/0 Delicas!

Title: 'untitled' (2011)
Designer: Erin Simonetti
Techniques: 11/0 Delica Loomed using the Extended Pattern Format, Kumi Warp Threads, Appliqued with Metal Accents
Beads: 15/0 Japanese Glass Beads, 11/0 Delicas, Antique Bronze Metal Beads/Caps/Chains

As a follow up to what I have been sharing recently, I can now offer the completed cuff. I love the use of Kumi Threads for the warps and will continue to pursue this avenue. The warp management methods I offer make using any thread, for the warps, fair game. Even wire!

You can see in this photo the wonderful body and stiffness the Kumi Threads give the final cuff. Yet, it is still quite pliable and comfortable to wear.


  1. Wow! It looks so great! Wonderful work,


  2. Thank you so much! It is truly something different from me, although still loomed :)

  3. I wish I had a lot of money, so I could buy it... A gorgeous tapestry, a bit different from your usual style.

    Btw, 'kumi' means 'rubber' in Finnish :D

  4. LOL, you don't think my pieces can command a huge rate do you? I think they will when I've gone to the great looming grounds in the sky!!

    It is different for me. One reason I wasn't totally comfortable with it at first, but it's growing on me enough to try something else along these lines.

    I love you shared the translation of Kumi with me. Now, maybe I should try warping with some real stretching warps!!!! You have just inspired me!

  5. That cuff is gorgeous. Love the colors. You are very talented, I can't wait for your book.

  6. Thank you so much Ladies! I am excited for the book myself. I am working on new ideas and patterns, but find I have a hard time keeping them to myself! :)

  7. Que bonita, pero me parece tan difĂ­cil..!!

  8. This is gorgeous! Such intricate looking work. Amazing!