Kumihimo - Kongo Gumi Braids.
Two 8-spot braids are combined to form this design, Braids 8.51 and 8.62.
In the second version of the 32-element obijime, the diamonds are green with purple centers. There are also green flowers with purple centers on a blue background. The purple centers use two of the ten purple elements; the remaining eight purple elements form a diagonal line separating the green motifs. The two designs which were combined are the 8-spot Braid 8.62 and the 6-spot braid 6.217.
The diagram on the right shows the point of interlacment (POI) of the 32-element Kongō Gumi in the diagram above.
Other combinations of 16-element braids to form new 32-element designs in two and three colors..
These are diagrams of a 32-element Kongō Gumi braided on the marudai. Half-way through making the silk obijime, I wanted to change the design. The original layout appears above.The new braid's diagram is shown below with its four different starting layouts. Both of these diagrams show a combination of two different 16-element braids from the newly published book Kongō Gumi A Cacophony of Spots - Coils - Zags - Lines.
Color of Elements:
1-2=GG, 3-4=GP, 5-6 =GP, 7-8= GP, 9-10=GG,
G=green, P=purple, B=Blue