Events

Try Braiding Days are run by Braid Society members and are open to everyone.



If you are looking for an introduction to braiding, an opportunity to learn a new braiding technique or space to continue your braids and bands amongst like-minded braiders, see the list of upcoming Try Braiding Days for further details on an event near you. 

Upcoming events

    • 07 Jan 2020
    • (CST)
    • 16 Dec 2020
    • (CST)
    • 50 sessions
    • The Commons at the Forks, Winnipeg, Canada

    Braiding workshop at The Commons at The Forks, Winnipeg, Canada

    Alll braiders welcome.   Check out their Facebook page

    For more information, contact Carol, carol 'at' sashweaver.ca

    • 12 Jan 2020
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 13 Dec 2020
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Brothertoft Village Hall, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 3SW
    Register

    Come and Try Day in Brothertoft. 

    Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.   Bring a packed lunch and any samples of work or projects to share

    Cost £5.00 (depending on take up)

     For more information, contact Meg Tibble, mtibble 'at' btinternet.com  or 07506 127106

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 28 Dec 2020
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 11 sessions
    • Village Hall, Peveril Road, Ashby Magna, Leicestershire, LE17 5NQ

    Open to everyone.

    Continue your braids and bands amongst like minded people.

    Cost of £5 per day 10.00-4.00pm     Bring your own lunch.


    Please contact 

    sjwinn2911 'at' gmail.com or 07734 429465

    Venue:

    Village Hall, 

    Peveril Road

    Ashby Magna

    Leicestershire 

    LE17 5NQ

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • 27 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Auction Mart, Skipton, North Yorks

    The Braid Society will be demonstrating at Yarndale.  If you would like to help with demonstrations, please contact Debbie on drdebbie at yahoo.co.uk.  

     The show is open 10.00-5.30 on Saturday and 10.00-4.00 on Sunday

    Described as a “creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful”, Yarndale plays host to an impressive selection of talented and passionate exhibitors. The event brings together an inspiring mix of artisan yarns, fibres, haberdashery, kits, books, handmade garments and artwork for sale, as well as creative exhibitions, demonstrations and a full programme of textile workshops. 

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN
    Register
    This Braid Society CaT event will run alongside a World Textile Day being held on the same day at the centre.  For more information see http://www.worldtextileday.co.uk

    The CaT event is open to everyone.  Come along and try new braiding techniques or bring along your favourite braids and spend the day with like minded people.

    £5 (£8 non-members) for the day to include tea, coffee and biscuits/cakes.  Bring a packed lunch.

     

    Contact: Averil Otiv

    catfrodsham 'at' braidsociety.com 

    • 23 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Art Gallery and Museum, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

    Details in March Newsletter.  For more details contact Julie Hedges

    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Art Gallery and Museum, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

    'Hats Off! Plaits and Braids of the Straw Hat Industry' by Veronica Main.

    Society exhibition will also be on dispay

    AGM details provided on AGM page.   Venue is Nature in Art Gallery and Museum, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA.   www.natureinart.org.uk

    For more details contact Julie Hedges

    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Sacrewell, PE8 6HJ

    Open to everyone.

    Continue your braids and bands amongst like minded people.

    The theme for this event is to be decided

    Booking essential and for more information

    Donation of £5 per day to the Centre.

    Booking is essential.  Please contact 

    catSacrewell 'at' braidsociety.com

    Venue:

    Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre

    Thornhaugh

    nr Peterborough

    Cambs

    PE8 6HJ  (For Sat Nav use PE8 6LB)

Past events

20 Sep 2020 Aldridge, Walsall Try Braiding Day
20 Aug 2020 West Country Quilt Show
11 Jul 2020 Samurai Redressed with Jacqui Carey
26 Jun 2020 Woolfest - CANCELLED
14 Jun 2020 Westhope Try Braiding Day
14 Jun 2020 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
09 Jun 2020 Amberley Come and Try Day
16 May 2020 The Gentle Art of Kumihimo with Jacqui Carey
12 May 2020 Amberley Come and Try Day
05 May 2020 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
19 Apr 2020 Aldbourne Come and Try Day - CANCELLED
18 Apr 2020 Braid and Band Weaving with Helen Leaf
14 Apr 2020 Amberley Come and Try Day
29 Mar 2020 Antique Textile Show, Manchester - CANCELLED
28 Mar 2020 World Textile Day at Llanidloes - CANCELLED
21 Mar 2020 Glasgow Come and Try Day - CANCELLED
10 Mar 2020 Amberley Come and Try Day
08 Mar 2020 POSTPONED - Tokyo Come & Try Day
01 Mar 2020 Aldridge, Walsall Try Braiding Day
13 Feb 2020 Craft 4 Crafters
11 Feb 2020 Amberley Come and Try Day
11 Feb 2020 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
09 Feb 2020 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
21 Jan 2020 Amberley Come and Try Day
08 Dec 2019 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
06 Nov 2019 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
05 Nov 2019 Devon Come and Try Day
20 Oct 2019 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
13 Oct 2019 Braids 2019, Japan
12 Oct 2019 Antique Textile Show, London
28 Sep 2019 Yarndale
28 Sep 2019 World Textile Day with Frodsham Come and Try
03 Sep 2019 Devon Come and Try Day
29 Aug 2019 West Country Quilt Show
18 Aug 2019 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
23 Jul 2019 Devon Come and Try Day
28 Jun 2019 Woolfest
09 Jun 2019 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
07 Jun 2019 Westhope Weekend
04 Jun 2019 Devon Come and Try Day
02 Jun 2019 Tokyo Come and Try Day
18 May 2019 Kumihimo Workshop
07 May 2019 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
27 Apr 2019 Kumihimo Workshop
16 Apr 2019 Amberley Come and Try Day
14 Apr 2019 Antique Textile Show, Manchester
14 Apr 2019 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
13 Apr 2019 Westhope Try Braiding Day
02 Apr 2019 Devon Come and Try Day
23 Mar 2019 World Textile Day at Llanidloes
17 Mar 2019 Aldridge, Walsall Try Braiding Day
15 Feb 2019 Amberley Come and Try Day
14 Feb 2019 Craft 4 Crafters
10 Feb 2019 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
05 Feb 2019 Devon Come and Try Day
05 Feb 2019 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
29 Jan 2019 Winnipeg Fingerweaving Support Group
28 Jan 2019 Ashby Magna Come and Try Day
22 Jan 2019 Winnipeg Fingerweaving Support Group
15 Jan 2019 Winnipeg Fingerweaving Support Group
08 Jan 2019 Winnipeg Fingerweaving Support Group
11 Dec 2018 Amberley Come and Try Day
09 Dec 2018 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
27 Nov 2018 Devon Come and Try Day
13 Nov 2018 Amberley Come and Try
07 Nov 2018 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
27 Oct 2018 Braid Society AGM 2018
11 Oct 2018 Kntting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace
09 Oct 2018 Braid Society 25th Anniversary Exhibition
07 Oct 2018 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
29 Sep 2018 World Textile Day with Frodsham Come and Try
19 Aug 2018 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
22 Jun 2018 Woolfest
10 Jun 2018 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
03 Jun 2018 Japan Day, Manchester
15 May 2018 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
15 Apr 2018 Antique Textile Show, Manchester
15 Apr 2018 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
25 Mar 2018 Westhope Try Braiding Day
17 Mar 2018 World Textile Day at Llanidloes
17 Mar 2018 Glasgow Come and Try Day
11 Feb 2018 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
10 Dec 2017 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
23 Nov 2017 Kntting and Stitching Show, Harrogate
14 Nov 2017 Ply-split Braiding workshop
08 Nov 2017 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
07 Nov 2017 Devon Come and Try Day
28 Oct 2017 Braid Society AGM 2017
28 Oct 2017 The Big Textile Show
11 Oct 2017 Kntting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace
08 Oct 2017 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
23 Sep 2017 World Textile Day with Frodsham Come and Try
21 Sep 2017 Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts Show
05 Sep 2017 Devon Come and Try Day
13 Aug 2017 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
25 Jul 2017 Devon Come and Try Day
23 Jun 2017 Woolfest
11 Jun 2017 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
03 Jun 2017 London Come and Try Day
26 May 2017 Morwellham Quay Traditional Craft Fair
23 May 2017 Devon Come and Try Day
03 May 2017 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
02 May 2017 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
09 Apr 2017 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
28 Mar 2017 Devon Come and Try Day
16 Feb 2017 Craft4Crafters Show, Exeter
12 Feb 2017 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
07 Feb 2017 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
24 Jan 2017 Devon Come and Try Day
04 Dec 2016 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
26 Nov 2016 London Come and Try Day
24 Nov 2016 Kntting and Stitching Show, Harrogate
22 Nov 2016 Devon Come and Try Day
09 Nov 2016 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
22 Oct 2016 Braid Society AGM 2016
05 Oct 2016 Kntting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace
02 Oct 2016 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
24 Sep 2016 Yarndale
22 Sep 2016 Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts Show, Exeter
20 Sep 2016 Ply-split Braiding workshop
06 Sep 2016 Devon Come and Try Day
07 Aug 2016 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
26 Jul 2016 Devon Come and Try Day
24 Jul 2016 Braids 2016
05 Jun 2016 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
04 Jun 2016 London Come and Try Day
31 May 2016 Devon Come and Try Day
14 May 2016 Frodsham Come and Try Day
03 May 2016 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
28 Apr 2016 Knitting and Stitching Show, Edinburgh
10 Apr 2016 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
22 Mar 2016 Devon Come and Try Day
08 Mar 2016 The Knutsford Heritage Centre - Winter Landscape and Light
06 Mar 2016 Antique Textile Show, Manchester
06 Mar 2016 Morwellham Quay Traditional Craft Fair
05 Mar 2016 Glasgow Come and Try Day
21 Feb 2016 Away with Braids and Bands
14 Feb 2016 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
09 Feb 2016 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
04 Feb 2016 Craft4Crafters Show, Exeter
26 Jan 2016 Devon Come and Try Day
06 Dec 2015 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
05 Dec 2015 London Come and Try Day
01 Dec 2015 Devon Come and Try Day
26 Nov 2015 Kntting and Stitching Show, Harrogate
23 Nov 2015 Developments in 3D ply-splitting workshop
11 Nov 2015 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
31 Oct 2015 Braid Society AGM 2015
27 Oct 2015 Devon Come and Try Day
25 Oct 2015 Westhope Try Braiding Day
18 Oct 2015 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
10 Oct 2015 Frodsham Come and Try Day
07 Oct 2015 Kntting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace
26 Sep 2015 The Big Textile Show
26 Sep 2015 Yarndale
22 Sep 2015 Chinese Braid Embroidery Workshop
01 Sep 2015 Devon Come and Try Day
09 Aug 2015 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
28 Jul 2015 Devon Come and Try Day
26 Jun 2015 Woolfest, Cockermouth
14 Jun 2015 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
12 Jun 2015 Westhope Weekend
02 Jun 2015 Devon Come and Try Day
24 May 2015 Westhope 'Try It Day'
16 May 2015 Come and Try Day, Liverpool
09 May 2015 Sussex Come and Try Day
05 May 2015 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
25 Apr 2015 London Come and Try Day
21 Apr 2015 Devon Come and Try Day
12 Apr 2015 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
11 Apr 2015 Netherlands Come and Try Day
11 Apr 2015 Frodsham Come and Try Day
30 Mar 2015 S Leics Braiding Playday
25 Mar 2015 Basketmakers Association Exhibition
22 Mar 2015 Away with Braids and Bands
21 Mar 2015 CANCELLED - Glasgow Come and Try Day
15 Mar 2015 Morwellham Quay Traditional Craft Fair
03 Mar 2015 The Knutsford Heritage Centre - Spring has Sprung
01 Mar 2015 Antique Textile Show, Manchester
23 Feb 2015 S Leics Braiding Playday
03 Feb 2015 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
03 Feb 2015 Devon Come and Try Day
29 Jan 2015 Craft 4 Crafters, Exeter
26 Jan 2015 S Leics Braiding Playday
25 Jan 2015 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
15 Jan 2015 Kumihimo Sharing Day, Adelaide, Australia
14 Dec 2014 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
01 Dec 2014 Braiding Gathering
22 Nov 2014 London Come and Try Day
20 Nov 2014 Kntting and Stitching Show, Harrogate
05 Nov 2014 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
04 Nov 2014 Devon Come and Try Day
17 Oct 2014 20th Anniversary AGM Weekend
13 Oct 2014 Braid Society Biennial Exhbition, Reading
12 Oct 2014 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
08 Oct 2014 Kntting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace
27 Sep 2014 Big Textile Show, Leicester
27 Sep 2014 Yarndale
25 Sep 2014 Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts Show, Exeter
13 Sep 2014 Come and Try Day, Liverpool
06 Sep 2014 Texere Stand at British Wool Weekend
02 Sep 2014 Devon Come and Try Day
10 Aug 2014 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
29 Jul 2014 Devon Come and Try Day
27 Jun 2014 Woolfest, Cockermouth
08 Jun 2014 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
27 May 2014 Devon Come and Try Day
06 May 2014 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
26 Apr 2014 London Come and Try Day
13 Apr 2014 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
12 Apr 2014 Frodsham Come and Try Day
30 Mar 2014 Morwellham Quay Traditional Craft Fair
29 Mar 2014 Glasgow Come and Try Day
25 Mar 2014 Devon Come and Try Day
16 Mar 2014 Away with Braids and Bands
15 Mar 2014 Braids and Bands Susan Foulkes Workshop
09 Mar 2014 Westhope 'Try It Day'
02 Mar 2014 Antique Textile Show, Manchester
01 Mar 2014 Texere Come and Try Day
25 Feb 2014 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
09 Feb 2014 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
30 Jan 2014 Craft 4 Crafters, Exeter
07 Jan 2014 Devon Come and Try Day
15 Dec 2013 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
08 Dec 2013 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
21 Nov 2013 Kntting and Stitching Show, Harrogat
13 Nov 2013 Sacrewell Come and Try Day
09 Nov 2013 London Come and Try Day
05 Nov 2013 Devon Braid Day
02 Nov 2013 Frodsham Come and Try Day
27 Oct 2013 Westhope Come and Try Day
27 Oct 2013 Come and Try Day, Westhope College
26 Oct 2013 Annual General Meeting
13 Oct 2013 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
14 Sep 2013 Sussex Come and Try Day
03 Sep 2013 Devon Come and Try Day
18 Aug 2013 Aldbourne Come and Try Day
02 Mar 2013 Texere Come and Try Day
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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