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The Fifth International Conference on Braiding will be held in Svendborg, Denmark in August 14-20, 2022.
We hope you can join us at the next Braids conference! It is planned for August 14-20, 2022. We have found a lovely venue in Svendborg on the south coast of the island of Funen. Getting there from the International airport near Copenhagen is an easy 2.5 hour train journey and the entire group will be able to stay together in a lovely setting for both accommodation, meals and workshops. We are aware that international travel is expensive and it is our priority to make this affordable.
We have created a wonderful programme of workshops, taster sessions and lectures that will provide a full week of learning, experiencing new cultures, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. Covid 19 has affected everyone around the world but with the vaccines available and the work in Denmark, we are confident that by August 2022, we will be able to meet.
We are highlighting Nordic braid techniques such as tablet weaving, loop manipulation, rigid heddle/inkle braiding, fingerweaving, sprang, lace, whipcording, tatting, nalbinding and lucet and their counterparts in the rest of the world. There are also be workshops in kumihimo techniques (although we cannot provide large equipment), ply-split braiding and others.
The following pages provide information about the programme, the workshops and tester sessions, as well as the lectures. There is a page about the accommodation in a hotel in Svendborg which will host the conference activities and we will be providing more information about travel as the Conference date gets closer.
There is a Conference fee and a Hotel fee which will be charged separately and these fees will be announced when the details for registration are publicised.
Registration will begin in November 2021 and the details about how to register and pay the deposit will be published before November. The Conference is open to anyone interested in textiles, not just members of the Braid Society but registration will be for the full week. There will be no option for partial registration.
This map shows where Svendborg is situated in Denmark.
It is a beautiful area and there is plenty to explore locally
Svendborg has been named the most charming shopping town in all of Denmark, and a couple of hours is enough to sample the town’s unique atmosphere.
Visit Svendborg’s museums for a cultural experience, participate in an event in the town centre, discover the amazing scenery by going cycling or hiking, or go on a sailing trip around the South Fyn Archipelago, on your own boat or on one of the ferries departing from Svendborg.
You can find out more information at https://www.visitsvendborg.com/
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Feel free to contact the Conference Chair, Katia Johansen at firstname.lastname@example.org