Rattail cord (both our original rayon variety and the newer nylon) is excellent for Kumihimo. The smooth, shiny texture braids well and looks great. Our new nylon colors are more resistant to moisture than our original rayon, but may run if soaked. Finish ends with cone ends or bullet ends.
Chinese knotting cord is a braided nylon cord. Our original 1.2mm style is no longer available, but we have 3 new colors in 1.5mm Chinese knotting cord! As you might expect, it's perfect for creating ornate Chinese-style knots, and is also popular for Kumihimo. It also provides a fresh, upscale look for macramé jewelry.