Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Kumihimo (Gathered Threads) 8x32 Reel for 3C by Sue McKinnell

1-8 1C cross RH and cast off 1 place as 2C step up. 1C dances a half figure of 8, 1W dancing up between 2C and 1M dancing down between 3C.
9-12 All chase CW halfway.
13-16 1C dance a half RS reel of 4 with 2nd corners, giving RS to partner's 2nd corner position to begin and passing RS to face own 1st corner positions to end.
17-20 1C dance a half RS reel of 4 with 1st corners, giving RS to 1st corner positions to begin and ending 1W between 2C facing down and 1M between 3C facing up.
21-24 1C turn RH 1½ to end facing out the other end.
25-32 Reels of 3 across the set, 1C giving RS to 2nd corners to begin and ending in 2nd place on own sides.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Sue McKinnell, 2018)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

I recently learned to do kumihimo and this dance reminds me of the movements in working the braids.

Kumihimo means gathered threads, the alternative name for this dance.

Suggested music is Capelthwaite from Thistle House Live.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

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