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  • 12 Jan 2015 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy New Year to everyone!   If you have not tried it before, or even if you have, why not make the effort this year to go to a braiding event.    We have a braiding event in Adelaide, Australia on Thursday, 15th January and then a number of events around the UK.   

    If you live in another country, why not set up your own braiding gathering?   We have lots of information on the site about what to do and one of the Council can always help with any questions that you have.

    Looking forward we will be having an online tutorial starting in March.   This is set up on our Yahoo group, Braids and Bands and we are looking to set it up on the website as well. 

  • 23 Dec 2014 5:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Council would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very, very Happy New Year.   This year has been a great year for the Braid Society with the Society growing throughout the year, lots of meetings at Come and Try days, Try Braiding and other names that mean a group of us have got together to enjoy braiding and expand our knowledge and demonstrations at lots of shows and other events.   During 2014 we have also migrated our web site to the hosted membership site and this has worked extremely well for us - online registrations and renewals have been great for everyone.   

    We celebrated our 20th Anniversary at the end of our 21st year with a great AGM weekend with 3 workshops where we learnt lots, laughed a lot and spent time getting to know other members.   We also hosted a wonderful exhibition - photos will be on the website in due course.

    Work is underway for the next International conference in 2016 in Tacoma.   More details to follow next year.  With all this going on, 2015 is going to be an exciting year.

    All the best for 2015 - I hope we hear from you

  • 13 Dec 2014 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tomorrow, Sunday 14th Dec is the Christmas Come and Try day at Aldbourne. Europa Dawson will be teaching Chinese Knotting and those not taking the class will be braiding and chatting.   Don't forget to bring a plate of food for the shared lunch.


  • 08 Dec 2014 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The December 2014 newsletters have been sent out by post and email.  If you do not receive yours in the next day or two, let me know at    Many thanks to Janet for another great edition.    


  • 28 Nov 2014 1:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Braid Society Council are meeting on 5th and 6th December for their regular meeting.    We are also looking at the future plans for the Braid Society - what kind of Society do we want to be?   how do we engage more with all our members, particularly those who live in the far corners of the world (from a UK perspective)?  what else would members like us to do?   If you have any ideas/thoughts/comments, let us know, either as a comment or via email to 

  • 26 Nov 2014 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Why not create something for our Travelling Exhibition?    The theme for 2015 is 'Spring is Sprung' so get your imagination run and make  something for us to display next year - it could be a braid using spring colours or based on a spring.   The exhibits need to be sent in by end January 2015 and all the details are in the Newsletter.   Only full members may send exhibits but it is easy to upgrade. 

  • 17 Nov 2014 4:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Great time to join the Braid Society

    The new year for Braid Society membership 2014-15 has just got underway making it a great time to join.  New members will receive the recently published journal, Strands 2014, to be followed by newsletters, opportunities to participate in activities through the year and Strands 2015 next October.  Why not think of membership as a gift to a friend or relative interested in braids and bands? Just go to the ‘Join us’ page for more details.


  • 20 Oct 2014 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a very successful weekend and we have made £643 in the Silent Auction.  This money will go towards an Educational Bursary in the future - where it will be used will be discussed at the next Council Meeting.

    The Exhibition will be still be available at Reading Central Library until next Saturday, 25 October.    It is a wonderful exhibition so if you do get the chance, please visit it.

    The Swap packages have all been either sent out or taken by individuals at the AGM weekend.   What a treat!   21 people took part so there was lots of variety.

    The 2014 Strands magazine has also been published.    It will be posted to all Braid Society members in the next couple of weeks. 

  • 14 Oct 2014 5:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Braid Society’s Biennial Exhibition is now on display in Reading Central Library and runs until 25th October.  There are 60 wonderful exhibits covering a wide range of techniques and submitted by members from the UK and internationally. Do visit if you can and be inspired.  The Society’s 20th Anniversary AGM weekend (17-19 October) is being held a short drive away at Wokefield Park.  The AGM will be held there on Saturday 18th October from 1.15pm – all Braid Society members are welcome.  Strands 2014 will be available for collection.  In addition there is to be a Silent Auction of the braiding equipment, threads and books donated by Mrs Hlia Douglas from her time studying in Japan.  The proceeds will establish a bursary fund for learning at Braids2016.

    Further details of all these things can be found under the Events menu - the Silent Auction details are shown on a separate page


  • 30 Sep 2014 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is that time of year again!   The emails for your membership renewal will be in your inbox in the next few days.    Renewing your membership is very simple and can be done online.   As an alternative, you can still send in a renewal form or even pay your subscription directly into our bank account.    The email provides you with all the information.

    As always, if you have any questions, please send an email to treasurer at or give me a call.

    If you are coming to the AGM, you can renew there as well since the Council members will be there - we look forward to seeing as may of you as possible at the meeting. 

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