After we have made all 36 pieces for the Kusudama,
we are going to string them together. This is the order that we are going to string it.
Half of the Kusudama is made up of one single individual piece, a string of six, a ring
– I’m sorry – a ring of six, and a ring of eleven, that is half. The other half is the
same: one, six, eleven. Take your thread and needle, double-thread the thread, take your
individual piece, and pierce your needle right through the base of the piece, right in half,
so that you half four sections on one side, and four sections on the other side. String
your needle through, and string all six in this manner. Two more. Last one. And after
you have done that, push them together loosely, you don’t want them too tight. You don’t want
them too loose either. Hold it together, and tie a knot. I like to tie three square knots.
One more. Take your scissors, cut off the loose ends, and take some glue, and put a
dab of glue right on that knot to ensure that your knot won’t come undone. That is one ring.
So, make a ring of six, make another ring of six, and make two rings of eleven.