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   Nordic and world braids and bands 2022

MATERIALS

Each student brings: clampable warping posts (or equivalent – or can be borrowed from tutor), thin card, scissors, sticky-tape (sellotape), bulldog clip or peg

Materials fee: 95 Dkr.  This fee includes threads and instruction leaflets


Each student brings: If you have a sprang frame, bring it with you. Otherwise, you can borrow or purchase from me.

Materials fee: (max.) 150 Dkr. This fee includes sufficient yarn to make wristlets.

Each student brings:   Kumihimo equipment if already owned: Marudai, Kakudai, Ayatakedai, Takadai, Karakumidai.  There will be no large equipment for hire although it may be possible to hire a marudai and tama.

Kumihimo Disk and plate, bobbins, scissors and note taking materials.    Braiding materials if already owned.

Materials fee:    Participants may bring their own prepared materials, or purchase and use from the following items that I will bring from Japan: silk (180 Dkr), metallic thread (160 Dkr), kumihimo disk (30 Dkr), kumihimo plate (30 Dkr), OCTO plate (45 Dkr). I will be able to bring copies of my books with me upon request.

Each student brings:  2 C-clamps (3 inches), 2 small stick shuttles (each shuttle should have one sharp edge), 80 weaving cards, warp and weft yarn: 10/2 mercerized cotton in four different colors (dark, medium and light) approximately 1/4 lb of each color. Each color should be wound into two balls. If you would rather work with a heavier yarn you can use 5/2 instead. but you will need to bring more than 1/4 lb of each color.

Other materials: books with ideas for patterns, i.e., books with cross stitch patterns, knitting patterns etc. graph paper (8-10 per inch or the size you can find); one small reed (i.e. for table loom), any dent size will do. The reed should be long enough so it can be placed across the bucket and not fall into it. Tape measure, scissors, strong elastics (long, not small and thick), notebook, pencil, eraser, ruler, colored pencils, black marker (fine point), darning needle

Materials fee: students will be sent the handout in advance, to print from home.



Each student brings:

Two G-clamps, metallic thread for the weft and cotton or wool thread for the warp (none of these should be very thin). For the second technique the equipment is the same, but the thread warp and weft should be white lambswool. Scissors, pen/pencil and colored pencils, notebook.

 Materials fee: no fee

Each student brings: The students should bring samples of the yarns or materials they normally use in their work.

Materials fee: 100 Dkr. This fee includes natural dyed silk yarn, embroidery yarns for samples, photocopy of instructions and recipes.



Each student brings: If attendees want to make a jewelry during the class, please bring a chopstick, masking tape, fine cotton threads to tie braiding threads and light bobbins such as EZ Bobs (24 bobbins for one piece of jewelry) if you have them.

Materials fee: 150 Dkr. This fee includes 2 octo plates and thread for sample making. If attendees want to make a jewelry during the class, Japanese metallic threads, findings, and EZ Bobs can be purchased in class.


Tablet weaving

Class - 2D8

Rasmus Jørgensen, Denmark


Each student brings: Graph paper, a few colored pencils, and a bit of patience.  

Materials fee: 75-100 Dkr., depending on how much yarn you use. This fee includes yarn for the project, a description on how to get started, and several historical patterns to try out at home.

Spiral ply splitting

Class - 2D9

Erroll Pires, India


Each student brings: scissors, measuring tape, notebook, sticky tape or masking tape

Materials fee: Dkr. 180; this fee includes all materials: cotton cords for constructing the helicoid, as well as working notes.

Sprang lace

Class - 2D10

Carol James, Canada


Each student brings:  A set of 4 colored pencils, each with a different color of lead, recommended black, blue, green, orange. Sprang frame at least 50cm long, set with a warp of 72 threads (36 loops if flat warp) Recommended crochet cotton, Lizbeth cotton, or sock yarn. Recommended circular warp.

 Materials fee: 30 Dkr. This fee includes Sprang lace patterns, graph paper.

Each student brings: Scissors, four balls or cones of 10/2 mercerized or unmercerized cotton or #10 crochet thread. Each ball should be at least 1 ounce. Three balls of one color, and one ball of a different highly contrasting color. There will not be time in class to wind off, so please come prepared with four yarn sources. Working inkle loom or other tablet weaving warp tensioning method. Belt Shuttle.

Materials fee: 40 Dkr. This fee includes 24cnt 4-hole tablet weaving cards.

Each student brings: scissors, pen/pencil, braid samples if desired

Materials fee: 150 Dkr. This fee includes two braiding discs, workshop booklet, beads, needles, fancy yarns, buttons, plastic tubing, glue


Each student brings:  Notebook and pen; tape measure; small scissors; 3, 4 or 5mm Gripfids, if you have them (I can supply); darning needle, if you have one (I can supply)

 Materials fee:  40 Dkr. This fee includes cords and yarn for use at the workshop. Handout/s. Darning needle



Each student brings:  A basic rigid-heddle backstrap loom, (more complex versions are welcome) consisting of: G-clamp, band/belt or pointed shuttle, a rigid-heddle, band or patterned heddle, two strong, contrasting coloured warp yarns, of your personal preference; (traditionally the background thread is linen and the pattern thread is wool), belt, scissors.

Useful, but not essential: reed/threading hook, pick, cross sticks, spacers, two warping posts

Baltic warping drafts and pattern charts will be supplied, but if you have any of your own, particularly if you have any specific regional patterns, please bring them to share.

 Materials fee: none


Each student brings:  Please bring a needle or gripfid, which is a ply-split braiding tool. Those who don't have one can borrow or purchase one (made in Japan) from me.

 Materials fee:  Dkr 200 for twisted cord, metal fittings.    Dkr 50 for Gripfid.

Lucet

Class - 1D6

Ziggy Rytka, UK


Each student brings: no requirements

Materials fee: 0 Dkr. All equipment and fibre will be provided, and equipment will be returned at the end of the session.   You may purchase, if desired, a starter kit (lucet and bobbin, instruction, and thread Dkr. 75) on the day


Each student brings:  Personal weaving equipment, ready-made warps, drawing equipment

Materials fee: 180 Dkr. This fee includes ready-warped packets of tablets for a narrow band (voluntary)



Cross warped Inkle Weaving

Class - 1D8

Marieke Kranenburg, The Netherlands


Each student brings: preferably a small shuttle

Materials fee:  40 Dkr.  This fee includes cotton crochet thread nr 3, printed tutorial with patterns, heddle material.


Each student brings:  Scissors, three different colored balls or cones of mercerized cotton (size 5/2-10/2) or unmercerized cotton or #10 crochet thread.  Best to have a light, medium and dark color.  Each ball should be at least 1 ounce.  Working inkle loom or other tablet weaving warp tensioning method. Belt shuttle.

 Materials fee: 40 Dkr. This includes 20 6-hole tablet weaving cards


Nålbinding

Class - 1D10

Ilta Hämäri, Finland


Each student brings: paper and pen

Materials fee: 150 Dkr. This fee includes a hand-made juniper needle and 100 g of thick wool yarn in neutral light colour.


Whipcording

Class - 1D11

Annette Herbst, Denmark


Each student brings:  Nothing required. Bring some favorite yarn if you want to make something specific.

 Materials fee:  90 Dkr. This fee includes a handout, naturally dyed yarn and use of weighted bobbins. If you want to make your own walking frame: 110 Dkr. Hand-turned wooden bobbins in traditional style: 350 Dkr.

Faroe Island Bands

Class - 1D12

Noomi i Dali, Faroe Islands


Each student brings: Scissors, a large-eyed blunt needle, plain wool yarn in several colors. Yarn sets will also be available to purchase from the tutor.

Materials fee: ca. 75 Dkr. This fee includes yarn sets for completing 4 different patterns, handout.

Marudai braiding

Class - 1D13

Yuko Yoshida, Japan


Each student brings: Maru-dai, 12 tama, counterweight & bag, chopstick, scissors. Note: Threads are included in the class materials. But if you would like to use your favorite ones, please bring own threads for 12 tama (3 colors x 4 strands). Marudai can be borrowed or rented if you are unable to bring one.

Materials fee: 100 Dkr. This fee includes handout, threads, magnetic clasps

Each student brings:  2 square or round wood dowels (15-20 mm diameter, 50 cm long), a cardboard tube (diameter 7 cm, 50-55 cm long), a beater, a back strap to attach both edges of a stick around the waist with, linen or cotton string to fasten sticks to clamps with (30 cm×4), a bulldog clip or bag clip ca. 10 cm, scissors.

Materials fee: Ca. 130 Dkr. This fee includes a set of rectangular tablets (50 pieces), yarn, and a handout.


Each student brings:  24 threaded cards with the pattern you will receive in advance. Weft and a shuttle. You can also buy pre-threaded cards from me.

Materials fee: 200 DKr. This fee is for 24 pre-threaded cards.


Each student brings: scissors, paper, and pencil for notes

Materials fee: 250 Dkr. This fee includes all the tools to weave tubular Sanada-himo:  The two layered structure heddle, shuttle, leaflet, pattern draft, clips, and cotton thread.


Each student brings:  Cards for tablet weaving 12 – 24 st. (homemade or bought), a strong cotton yarn, linen yarn or two or three plied wool to use for the warp, belt or a cord to attach the tablet weaving to one self.

Materials fee:  150 Dkr. This fee includes strong cord/thread, graph paper, extra cards for tablet weaving, some strong cotton yarn in several colors and handouts.

Each student brings: Marudai, 16-24 tama (70gr or greater, 100g preferred), 50% center weight, chopstick. The instructor will provide yarn, rulers, scissors, binding thread, etc. Marudai and tama can be borrowed/rented.

 Materials fee: 85 Dkr.  This fee includes printed instructions, yarn for braiding.

Each student brings: a rigid heddle or inkle loom. If you don’t have either, you may borrow from the tutor.

Materials fee: 75 Dkr. This fee includes warp and weft and use of a rigid heddle and shuttle.

Each student brings: cards/tablets and their usual weaving equipment. You will be able to contact the tutor about preparations.

Materials fee: 100 Dkr. This fee includes a pre-made warp in suitable colors and materials for weaving the 34D band. Students will be sent the pattern as a PDF in advance, which they will print out and bring to class. The pattern is also found in Bente’s book, which costs Dkr. 200.

Each student brings: Scissors and notebook. A camera would be useful. Please bring your own shuttle. The ideal shuttle for weaving is the Sámi Gepha shuttle. I realize that some of you may already have a Gehpa shuttle so please bring your own. If you require one, I will have Gepha shuttles for sale.

Materials fee: Dkr. 200. This fee includes:

1. A Sigga heddle for 16 pattern threads

2. Warp and weft in Sámi band weaving wool.

3. Booklet of instructions.

4. A handwoven, linen backstrap belt.

5. Clip it – to secure the warp around the belt.


Each student brings:  Gripfid, prescribed number of 4-ply cords*, extra thread matching one of the cord colors, graph paper, colored pencils, items to use as gauges such as a drinking straw or coffee stirrer (about 4-5 cm in length); magnifying glass, scissors, note-taking materials. (Each student must have email access! I will need to communicate with them before the conference.)

*Cord kits will be available for those who cannot supply their own cords.

Materials fee:  30 Dkr for Handouts only (student supplies cords and thread).

                             180 Dkr for Cord and thread kit plus handouts.

Each student brings:  Everything will be provided. Small tablet weaving looms will be provided for students to use during the workshop. If students wish to purchase a loom that will be possible.

Materials fee: Dkr 100,-. Items included in this fee: Length of warp already set up for use in the workshop; includes 45 tablets and 2 shuttles, with some additional weft yarn for weaving more of the braid after the workshop.


Finnish Rigid Heddle

Class - 1D24

Anna Nordström, Finland


Each student brings:  Heddle, strongly recommended is the model “Sunna 9 pattern picking” from Stoorstålka: https://shop.stoorstalka.com/en/products/handicrafting-diy/yarn/weaving/bandweaving-heddles/heddle-sunna/heddle-sunna-9-pattern-picking.html.   The heddle can be purchased (145 Dkr) or borrowed from the teacher.

Gepha shuttle or other pointedshuttle; belt and a S-hook; scissors,measuring tape, needle for sewing

Materials fee: 120 Dkr. This fee includes handout with pattern inspired by Ostrobothnian bands, instructions for warping and weaving and for making earrings; warp; supplies for earrings and bracelet.

                            145 Dkr: Sunna 9 picking pattern heddle from Stoorstålka


Marudai braiding

Class - 1D25

Diane Watanabe, UK/Japan


Each student brings:  Marudai, 16 weighted bobbins (preferable) or minimum of 8; counterweight, scissors, sewing thread and needle. Notebook, pencil, at least four different coloured pencils/felt tips. Box or stool to place marudai on, unless you are happy to place it on a table and stand up for the practical part. Marudai and tama may be available to borrow, rent, or purchase.

Materials fee: About 120-140 Dkr. this fee includes Japanese kumihimo silk and other threads to make all the samples required.



Each student brings:  Notebook and pen, tape measure, small scissors, 4 or 5mm gripfids, if you have them (I can supply)

Materials fee:  52 Dkr. This fee includes cords and yarn for use at the workshop.  Handout/s.  Ply-Split Braiding books by Julie Hedges and gripfids will be available to buy.

Faroe Island Fingerwoven garter

Taster  - T1

Noomi i Dali, Faroe Islands


Each student brings: Scissors, blunt needle, yarn in three colors. Yarn kits will also be available to purchase from the tutor.

Materials fee: 50 Dkr.  This fee includes enough yarn for two sample pieces as well as for a finished garter.


Each student brings:  Reel (or skeins) of cotton perlé #5 or #8, plus small amounts of other threads, including colours and metallics, for experiment. You might also want to include some small beads.

Sewing needle, preferably blunt like a tapestry needle, with an eye that will take your chosen thread. Scissors for thread and card (I'm sure others will share if you are unable to bring these). Filling: tutor will have material to use, but bring your own if you have some

 Materials fee: Dkr. 20.  Handout, 4-5 pages in colour:


Each student brings: Scissors and notebook. A camera would be useful.

 Materials fee: Dkr. 140. This fee includes: craftsman-made wooden weaving disc, 2 warps (one warp in thick thread, the other in finer thread with appropriate weft threads), a handwoven linen sack to hold the equipment,instruction leaflet, a simple back strap cord.


Nålbinding

Taster - T4

Ilta Hämäri, Finland


Each student brings: paper and pen

Materials fee: 150 Dkr. This fee includes a hand-made juniper needle and 100 g of thick wool yarn in neutral light colour.

Whipcording

Taster - T5

Annette Herbst, Denmark


Each student brings:  Nothing required. Bring some favorite yarn if you want to make something specific.

 Materials fee:  90 Dkr. This fee includes a handout, naturally dyed yarn and use of weighted bobbins. If you want to make your own walking frame: 110 Dkr. Hand-turned wooden bobbins in traditional style: 350 Dkr.


Ply-split bracelet

Taster - T6

Katoko Kitade, Japan


Each student brings:  Please bring a needle or gripfid, which is a ply-split braiding tool. Those who don't have one can borrow or purchase one (made in Japan) from me.

 Materials fee:  Dkr 100for twisted cord; Dkr. 50 for gripfid .

 

Hairwork

Taster - T7

Courtney Lane, USA


Each student brings: Students may bring their own sentimental hair to work with (either human or horse) if they wish, otherwise the instructor will supply practice hair for everyone.

Materials fee: no fee necessary

Lucet

Taster - T8

Georgia Olsen, USA


Each student brings: Scissors, ruler (metric preferred), pen or pencil

Materials fee: 120 Dkr. this fee includes 1 lucet, yarn, printed stitch instructions, printed symbol glossary.

Tapestry woven bracelet

Taster - T9

Ane Rasmussen, Denmark


Each student brings: nothing required

Materials fee: 50 Dkr. This fee includes yarns, needle, and cardboard.

Each student brings:  Inkle bands, or something similar suitable for making a bag with, Extra strong thread for hand sewing, preferably a corresponding colour, needles, pins and/or safety pins, tape measure, scissors

Materials fee: none


Each student brings: cotton yarn for weft

Materials fee: 20 Dkr.  Fee includes use of my looms.


Passementerie

Taster - T13

Laura Thode, USA


Each student brings: small scissors, weaving beater/comb/fork appropriate to your choice of warp, shuttles, or bobbins for base weft (optional), large blunt needle for weaving in weft ends (optional), note taking materials (optional). Students should bring at least one prepared warp and the equipment to weave it (depending on travel circumstances, this may mean inkle or band loom, frame loom, or a backstrap weaving setup with a rigid heddle or string heddles). Warp-faced plain weave is the usual method of weaving passementerie; for sampling purposes, weft-faced is fine – use whatever works best on the setup you bring.

Materials fee: 30 Dkr. This fee includes additional decorative wefts.

Each student brings:  A piece of woven or knitted fabric or make one like the one above right, and a large needle.

Materials fee:  Dkr. 100, this fee includes: Icelandic yarn and worsted for weaving and handouts.

Each student brings: A notepad, pen/pencil, scissors

 Materials fee: 25 Dkr. This fee includes a pre-cut warp, fine cotton for whipping the ends of the braid, an illustrated instruction sheet, glue.


Each student brings: G-clamp (C-clamp in US) and cardboard or similar to protect the table.  Notepad, pencil, pen to take notes. Camera. Scissors, threads e.g. double knitting wool, pearl cotton 5, or something similar (optional, I will bring some with me).

 Materials fee: 10 Dkr.  This fee includes instruction sheets and some thread


Oseberg bands

Taster - T20

Bente Skogsaas, Norway


Each student brings:   10 tablets for the Oseberg 12L1 (beginners) or 7 tablets for the Oseberg 27J2 (some experience), and usual weaving equipment: backstrap, bag clamp, G-clamp, scissors, notebook, and pencil. You will be able to consult the tutor before the conference about which equipment to bring.

Materials fee: 100 Dkr. This fee includes a pre-made warp in suitable yarns and colors.

Each student brings:  Personal weaving equipment, ready-made warps, drawing equipment

 Materials fee: 200 Dkr. This fee includesready-warped packets of tablets (voluntary)

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