This disk is perfect for learning Kumihimo round braiding on. The number of strands you can use is limited to 12, but that gives you lots of room to experiment, and it's certainly elaborate enough for someone who is just learning the basics.
My disk has held up well to extensive practicing with embroidery floss, though other materials like chain or Wirelace will probably wear it out faster. Luckily if you want to use those advanced materials this won't be an expensive tool to replace.
I am so pleased with my Kumihimo. Originally I purchased a cheap set of weaving wheels on sale at a local store for my classroom. Those wheels were made of cardboard and began falling apart during the first use. I found the Kumihimo online and decided to try them. They're even better than pictured. Very sturdy. Very easy to use. They will hold up for years to come. My students love the new disks, too. I've carried mine in my purse so I can continue weaving wherever I am. It is so substantial; travel doesn't faze it. I'm thrilled with my purchase.
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While the disks themselves were a sturdy construction, they had the most horrible chemical, strange smell that permeated the whole room and everything they came in contact with. They also left my hands with a "residue" feel on them, as well as that horrible smell. These will go back and exchange for the other brand. I have a square Beadsmith braiding form, and that had no smell at all......very disappointing to have to return something.
Excellent disk. This is a replacement disk as I have made so many bracelets with the other one, it now has become loose. Love this product,