Lynn Caldwell has been teaching kumihimo since 2003. As the executive director of Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL, most of her classes are held there. She has also taught at Convergence, Mid-West Weavers, and the International Braids Conference in Tacoma.

Primarily a weaver, with her own business for over 20 years, kumihimo was an avenue to creating trims and closures on handwoven garments.  Creating kumihimo with beads gives the braids added versatility for jewelry use.