OCTAGONAL FOAM FORM: This octagonal foam form is mostly for plating Viking Fill-The-Gap, a quick and easy kumihimo braid. These octagonal layered foam forms are longer-lasting than cardboard forms and come in a variety of colors, but we never know what our supplier will send us. Instructions included. Thread not included.
FILL-THE-GAP: All you need to know is how to count to three, so it is the easiest braided cord for small children or beginner cord-makers to learn. This simple but effective octagonal braiding technique is also called Viking 7-strand plaiting, dating back to at least 900 AD. It was originally used for straw plaiting but the adaptation to kumihimo cards gives you the most fun variation ever! Even small children can produce colorful cord in no time!