Kumiko is a traditional Japanese technique, made of many wooden bars crossed and laid to form various designs, patterns and expressions. No nails or metal pieces are used, and the wooden parts are put together by adjusting grooves and angles. In addition to the grid-work, decorative Kumiko patterns can be added within the grid to accent the design.
Book 4 Diamond Patterns is the fourth book in the Shoji and Kumiko Design series, and follows on seamlessly from Book 3 Hexagonal Patterns. In this book, Des King gives detailed instructions on making 31 stunning patterns
Jumpstart your Kumiko making with the perfect kit for starters. All the jigs you need, enough pre-milled and cut material for your first square.
Based on regular hexagons, the Asanoha pattern is a geometric motif which resembles a hemp leaf and currently one of the most popular traditional designs.
Shoji and Kumiko Design: Book 3 Hexagonal Patterns is the third and final book in the Shoji and Kumiko Design series by Desmond King.
In Shoji and Kumiko Design Book 2 Beyond the Basics, Des King continues on from where he finished with Book 1 The Basics and takes instruction in shoji patterns and Kumiko art to the next level.
Kumiko patterns enhance the uniqueness and charm of shoji, and Des King introduces different kinds of patterns and provides detailed instructions on how to make each.