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  • 24 Jul 2018 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following a number of challenges with the Yahoo group, Braids and Bands, the Council took the decision to move the group to a different hosting site,   The transfer to has been initiated and all new members should join rather than Yahoo.

    In addition to the group on, we have two groups on Facebook, Braids and Bands and Braid Society Members to try to ensure that we communicate to as wide an audience as possible.

  • 08 Jul 2018 3:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration for Braids 2019 is now open at and click on Registration.   You have until 31st August 2018 and workshops will not be assigned on first come, first served so you have plenty of time to decide on classes.

    When you register, you select 4 choices of class for Monday-Tuesday and 4 choices for Thursday-Friday and for these choices you assign a weighting of 10-200.   The total for the 4 choices must add up to 200.

    You need to decide on your hotel booking since these need to be made by the organising committee in September.   Rates for the hotels are provided.  If you do not wish to stay at the conference hotels, you may not be able to change your mind later.

    Any questions should be directed to

  • 02 Jul 2018 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Braids 2019 - The organising committee have announced that the programme for Braids 2019 is available for review at . Registration opens in a few days and will close at end of July 2018 or when they have 180 participants. 

  • 23 Mar 2018 3:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Final call for prospective teachers and speakers
    For any teachers or speakers that would like to apply to Braids 2019, the applications must be submitted by April 1st, 2018 so you will need to be quick.

    To apply, you must pre-register at and make sure you tick the box that you wish to teach or give a talk.   You will then be sent an application form that must be sent to by April 1st, 2018 (next week)

  • 19 Feb 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Braids 2019  will be  held in Iga City, Japan from 13-18 October 2019 organised by the Kumihimo Society of Japan.   Pre-registration for the  conference is available on the Braids 2019 website

    If you wish to apply to teach, then select the teaching and/or speaking box and Makiko Tada will send you an application form.    All applications should be submitted by 1st April 2018.    

  • 04 Dec 2017 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Just a gentle reminder that all renewals were due on 1st November 2017.   We are all busy and this type of admin slips our mind.   If you have not renewed yet, you can do so by logging in to the website.   If you have any problems, please let us know using

    If you do not intend to renew, we are sorry to see you go but we would love you to let us know so that we do not send you any further reminders.

  • 27 Sep 2017 10:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year's AGM will be held in St Mark's Methodist Church, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8PX on Saturday 28th October from 11:30 a.m. (sign-in, sales, display and refreshments from 10:30) until approx 4p.m., with a fascinating guest lecture on "Weaving fabrics that shape themselves" from weaver and author Ann Richards.  Full details and the agenda are in the September newsletter.  Please e-mail if you are able to volunteer for one of the vacant committee roles or if there are any issues you wish to raise at the meeting.

  • 15 Oct 2016 7:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ANNOUNCEMENT: AKS Kumihimo Gathering 2017
    Makiko Tada, Jacqui Carey, Giovanna Imperia, Adrienne Gaskell, & more. The first annual kumihimo conference sponsored by the American Kumihimo Society. Three full days of braiding classes and an opportunity to learn from acclaimed instructors.
    When: October 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2017
    Where: Tampa, Florida: Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
    Complete details @


  • 11 Oct 2016 7:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The AGM will be held in the Memorial Hall, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, UK on Saturday 22nd October. The details have been sent out in the September newsletter. If there are any issues that you would like to raise but you are not able to attend, please email secretary at

    There are no resolutions to be discussed and voted on but there are a number of changes to the Braid Society Council. There is still time to volunteer to join the Council. It is your society so anyone who is a member can have a say in how it is run

    We look forward to seeing you there.


  • 10 Aug 2016 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The proceedings of Braids 2016, Braids, Bands and Beyond is now available for purchase from the Braid Society (outside the USA and Canada) and from Braidershand ( and Giovanna Imperia Designs ( in the USA and Canada.   This wonderful book contains articles relating to all the workshops and talks given at Braids 2016 and is a wonderful addition to anyone's library. 

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