• 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. 

  • 27 Apr 2016 7:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Final call for registrations for Braids 2016. Registration will close on 31st May 2016.

    Due to a few cancellations, there are spaces on some classes that were previously full.

    There are still places at Braids 2016 with lots of classes still available covering tablet weaving, inkle weaving, kumihimo, hairwork, bobbin lace and ways to use your braids. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn from some of the best braiders in the world.

    For full details go to Braids 2016 option on to download the programme.

  • 25 Feb 2016 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    During Braids 2016 we will be holding an informal marketplace on Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9 pm.   This will be an opportunity to buy articles and supplies from tutors and attendees.   We recently sent out a request to gauge the interest in being a vendor and we were inundated with responses.   We have worked through the logistics with the University and they are now at maximum capacity and cannot accept any more requests.  Given the nature of the conference, this is not a typical vendor hall however, there will be lots of tempting items and books for sale so do bring your money with you.   The marketplace will be open to the public as well as conference attendees.



  • 04 Feb 2016 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2016 Travelling Exhibition has the title, Inspired by winter light and landscape

    You can interpret the theme as you wish and use whichever braiding technique you fancy.

    Perhaps you have started a braid and not quite finished it yet or you have an idea but ran out of time - the deadline has been extended to February 24th to send your entries to Averil Otiv.  The Travelling Exhibition is how we demonstrate to the world what braids look like and what you can do with them.  It is shown at shows all around the UK so we welcome a wide range of techniques.

    All full members of the Society can participate.  Long haul members are most welcome to upgrade their membership so their work may be exhibited.

     Please include a photograph and short text of the influence in the creation of the piece.


  • 02 Jan 2016 7:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy New Year! 2016 is here and it is going to be a great year with our Conference in July. That is only a few months away and I'm sure that those who have registered are looking at their travel arrangements and thinking about what to bring. We will be contacting those who have registered in the next few weeks.

    If you have not yet registered, why not revisit the programme and take another look. Over the next few days, we will post information about classes that still have spaces just to tempt you to take a look.

    If you can't wait, all the programme details can be found in the files under Braids and Bands group or at the Braid Society website,


  • 24 Dec 2015 8:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jennie Parry posted a message a few weeks ago about Catherine Martin's interview on BBC Radio 3 essential classics.   This is still available on although I'm not sure if you can access it from outside the UK
    Catherine Martin, The Essential Classics Interview - BBC Radio 3


    Catherine Martin, The Essential Classics Interview...

    Sarah's guest this week is the jeweller and trained classical musician, Catherine Martin.

    View on

    Preview by Yahoo

    Following on from this, why not purchase Catherine's book on Kumihimo.   It is available from the Braid Society at £7 plus postage and packing

    May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas  and a very Happy New Year

  • 18 Nov 2015 8:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now fully open for our exciting conference, Braids 2016 - Braids, Bands and Beyond.   A number of the classes are full but there are still many wonderful classes with space for attendees.   It is an opportunity to meet the best braiders in the world with a wide range of skills.   Further details can be found in the Braids 2016 programme and on the page of Tutors.    There are lots of photos of what the tutors will be teaching. 

  • 04 Nov 2015 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Braids 2016 registration has opened for all Braid Society members and the places are filling fast.   To date we have 121 registrations with a limit of 200.    Some of the classes are full so will not show when registering for the conference.

    Some minor changes have been made to the programme for Linda Malan's class and Michael Hattori's biography.   These are in V13 of the programme. 

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