Kumihimo Equipment - Octo Plate
This is the brand new Kumihimo tool from Makiko Tada, the designer of the original Kumihimo Disk and plate.
The main difference with this new Octo Plate is that it is wider and has a longer centre hole. It has 20 more slots than the square plate, 22 on the top, 22 on the bottom and 4 on each side. This allows for the use of more threads and is perfect for the flowers, 3D forms and wider braids that are used Makiko’s Disk & Plate books:
Comprehensive Treaties of Braids VI - Kumihimo: Disk and Plate and Comprehensive Treaties of Braids VII - Kumihimo: Disk and Plate 2.
In addition Makiko's daughter-in-law, Masumi will be publishing a new book next year specifically for use with this plate.
Made by the Hamanaka Company in Japan, it is 5 3/16” x 7 ½” (133 mm x 190 mm) and with foam a 1/3 thicker than their normal Disk and Plate.
I am the only stockist in the UK at the moment and will be producing some kits to go along with the it in the near future.