i recently took a beginner's Kumihimo class in which we made a bracelet. I would like to make some necklaces using more than one size bead.
Can anyone give me some direction for determining the length of thread.
The general rule is 3 times the needed length. example: my necklace will be 18 inches finished.So I will start with each of my cords being 54 inches. So if you are doing an 8 cord design you will need 36 feet of cord in all.
Some people like to add a little extra just for insurance, but I have never run out of thread before I got to my desired length.
There may be different ways to calculate the amount needed, but as I said I have never been short of cord, infact I usually end up with more than I need.
Thank you so much. This really helps.