|Nylon twine cord, malleable|
Kongo is the easiest of all
|Mason line, nylon rug-hooking|
yarn, lotus ring.
|Eight-strand kongo in fore-|
ground; 16-strand and
8-strand flat behind.
|Gold mason line, decoy line, red|
and black rug-hooking yarn.
|Layout disguises the spiral kongo weave of this cord.|
All in all, the eight-strand kongo kumihimo garden fudo offers admirable visual impact for moderate effort. The technique is neither complex nor especially time-consuming, and materials can be had for reasonable cost from hardware and craft stores. Just find a nice big ring, and have at it.