Perfect for beginners, Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumihimo is full of great information on materials and different types of braids. Learn how to create different styles of this ancient Japanese art, like the square knot, and also how to finish your designs. Each technique features easy-to-read instructions that come with visual diagrams for more help. Pick up this book as a gift for another designer friend to learn this simple (but fun!) technique. Find more kumihimo resources like helpful tools and essential supplies and more ways to help get you started.