Kumihimo Supplies: Your Best Source!
Professional weights for braiding! Many people like to use weights on their braids made with the KumiLoom™, similar to the procedure used on the large wooden marudai. Although the slots on the handheld disk provide tension in place of the weights, the weight can provide a more consistent weave, alleviating the need to pull on the braid every few minutes.
Two sizes: medium (about 3 ounces/85 grams) and lightweight (about 1.6 ounces/45 grams). The lightweight is great for 8 strands of 1mm cord or smaller (such as braiding a beaded necklace), or 16 strands of beading cord; the medium weight for larger (1˝mm) or more strands.
Beautifully crafted of machined steel with heavy-duty alligator clips attached.
They look and feel great, and will do the job for you!
(Note: As the manufacturer transitions to an upgraded style, some of the weights may have a small hook added at the bottom. The rest of the weight is identical to the picture above; the small hook can be used to hang even more weight, or that end turned up to hook into the braid rather than clip, or the hook can be unscrewed if you don’t want it.)