Basic Kumihimo braids are fast, and they are a great project to get kids involved. Pre-cut cord, knot the end so that it stays together for fast and easy placement onto a disk while you are out and about. Pack your pre-prepped cords in a bag along with your disk, in your purse or day bag so you can braid when you have a spare moment. Braid when you can then cap and clasp a bunch at once for fast gifts.
I made the braids while waiting in waiting rooms (did 3 in one day). I even wrapped and trimmed the ends while tending supper. Then I capped before bed so they could dry through the night. Come morning, I had 3 gifts ready for wrapping. You don’t even need bobbins when doing short amounts so it fits easily in your purse or day bag.
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