The Filges Braiding Flower Kit provides you with everything you need to start braiding cord in the tradition of Kumihimo. It’s easy to get started and a great craft to take in the car or tuck in your pocket. It’s quite meditative and for children as young as 4-5, with a little help or for grown-ups who want a simple meditative craft.
Developed over 1000 years ago in Japan, this type of braiding is known there as Kumihimo. Kumi means braids and Himo means cord.
This braid flower has 8 slots, which you can weave a string of up to 7 strands. It creates a strong seven-coloured braid and when using rainbow wool it is even more colourful.
The flower is made of 5 mm thick wool felt and include Filges Bioland plant-dyed yarn in 7 colours to get started and instructions.
4-inch diameter, wool felt
Filges Bioland wool/silk yarn, 7 strands, 59-inches long
Made by Filges in Germany
This family business based in Germany, Filges was founded over 25 years ago. They share our vision with respect to environmental, quality and safety issues. Filges and Mercurius both believe in loyalty while working toward mutual collaboration to produce and supply the finest quality product.
Filges specializes in the manufacture of organic wool and silk dyed with vegetable dyes. They still use traditional, artisanal processes. The wool is very durable without the use of chemicals. The team is just five enthusiastic employees and we are proud to have them as preferred supplies.
The wool used is pure new wool which complies 100% with the strict guidelines of Bioland.
Bioland is a German agricultural association founded in 1971. They are a part of the Association of Organic Food and these farms are based on circular economy and work with nitrogen fertilizers not of synthetic origin. Animals are kept in a very humane way. The Bioland guidelines are more stringent than the already strict environmental and animal-friendly EU Organic Regulations.