Imagine a cold winter evening: you are sitting in a cozy armchair, next to a warm fireplace, with a favorite book in one hand and a big mug of delicious tea in the other. Do you need something more? Yes, indeed! Full comfort for the frosty winter days, as provided by Braid by Ohhio.
It’s an innovative crafts material that’s light, soft, durable, reusable, and makes for a very chunky result. In the arrangement described above, Braid can serve you as a blanket but this product can be much more than that.
Ohhio is a small Ukraine-based design studio. It was created in 2015 by Ukrainian designer Anna Marinenko. It all began when a huge skein of merino wool caught her eye, and she started knitting it using her arms instead of needles. Since that fateful day, Anna started selling her blankets online, and the team behind Ohhio increased from one to twenty.
On December 2015, Ohhio successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign and brought chunky knit to the mainstream. Now, Marinenko and her team are back, making hand-crafted decor. They have developed a new crafts material that they call Braid. It started out as a search for a durable, lightweight material that is just as soft as merino wool. When they couldn’t find any, they decided to make their own.
The team offers DIY kits. If you always wanted to learn how to do it, but you couldn’t, because of the steep learning curve involved in making an Ohhio-style blanket… well, now you can. With Braid, creating a chunky-knit blanket or throw is easier than ever. It’s a manageable and versatile material that’s easy to learn and fun to use for crafts lovers of any age.
For those who would like to let their imagination run wild, Ohhio have prepared three lengths of Braid: 20m, 40m, and 80m. They come in four colors: pink, gray, dark gray and blue. You can experience great fun with braids during creating blankets, sweaters, hats, scarfs, cowls and whatever else you may want.
To be honest, knitting is not a piece of cake for everyone. Ohhio have predicted those needs and have provided ready-made products, too. You can choose among handmade throws, pet baskets, and mats. All product are available in various dimensions and colors. The team also offers Braid stress balls.
Ohhio’s team believes “in innovative, honest, and practical design. Furthermore, we believe that perfect design is simple. Because beauty doesn’t need enhancement — it just is”. If you agree with their mission, support their campaign on Kickstarter. You can purchase an early bird Braid Ball (20m) for $39. There is no time to lose!