Kamihimo Paper Strap – Pale Blue
$19.90 incl. GST
Kamihimo Paper Strap Pale Blue
15 mm x 15 m
One pack comes with instructions for the basket on the front (you need two colours for this type of basket)
Please Note: two packs make two baskets or one basket and some smaller items (more design ideas online and on YouTube)
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The word Kamihimo is composed of the following Japanese words “Kami” = paper & “Himo” = string.
Coloured “paper strings” are glued together to form a ribbon. Originally – and still today – these kamihimo tapes are used for packing rice sacks. Due to its robustness, however, the product found its most common use in tying parcels together. This changed, however, with the introduction of strapping tapes for these packages, and many manufacturers ceased production. Today, you can get the straps mainly as a craft material.
Do the Kamihimo tapes break when they get wet?
No, they do not dissolve when wet! It is even part of the braiding technique to moisten the ribbons in between to make them easier to work with.
A video tutorial on how to make this basket can be found here
The instruction booklet (also in the pack) can be viewed online here