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  • 28 Oct 2015 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration for Braids 2016 will open on 1st November at 1pm Pacific time.   The link to the registration system will open on this website, www.braidsociety.com at that time.  The registration system is an online application form that guides you through the registration with payment options at the end.  
    An email will also be sent to all paid up members of the Braid Society with the link to the registration and then the link will be posted on this page and also on the Yahoo group, braids and bands. 

  • 28 Sep 2015 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A number of changes have been made to the Braids 2016 workshop schedule and a new programme is available on the Braids 2016 page for download.  

    The key changes are:

    Dominic Taylor will be teaching a two day class on cylindrical braids on Monday and Tuesday

    Adrienne Gaskell's class on Embellished Oimatsu has been moved to Monday

    Carol Wang's classes on Thursday and Friday were missing from the schedule although details were shown in the programme

    Makiko Tada will be teaching Leno Braids on Thursday in a full day class.  The previous programme showed this as a one hour class on Thursday and Friday.

    Heather Torgenrud has withdrawn her class.     

  • 14 Sep 2015 8:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The September 2015 newsletter has been sent out.  It can also be seen within the Members area.    In addition, the programme for Braids 2016 has been published with details on online registration to be added over the next few weeks. 

  • 22 Aug 2015 8:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The tutors for Braids 2016 will be added to the conference pages over the next few weeks before the programme is published.  You can reach the page by clicking on Events - Braids 2016 Tutors.   Check back regularly to see who has been added. 

  • 19 Aug 2015 7:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The next Council meeting will be held on Saturday, 29th August.   If you have any issues/suggestions, please contact the Chairman, chair@braidsociety.com     The agenda for the 2015 AGM will be discussed so if there is anything you would like to raise, we would be interested. 

  • 08 Jul 2015 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Great offer on new memberships. Between July and September, for a small increase in the usual subscriptions, you get an extra year's membership. Our membership year runs from 1 Nov to 31 Oct so this membership will run to 31 Oct 2016 and cover Braids 2016 (not the conference cost but the ability to apply as soon as applications open). Click on Join us on the menu.

  • 25 Jun 2015 6:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This weekend is one of the big wool festivals in the UK.    The Braid Society are attending Woolfest, Cockermouth in the beautiful lake district.    The show starts on Friday 26th and continues on Saturday 27th June.   There are a wide range of suppliers as well as sheep, alpacas and rabbits to see the fleece in the flesh!   There are also equipment suppliers, lots of fleeces for the spinners out there, yarns and other accessories.  

    Two weeks ago, we demonstrated at Helmshore Textile Museum in Lancashire.   This is an old cotton mill that is now a museum and was holding a weekend of textiles.    It was fun and it is always interesting showing people the range of braids and narrowares that we make.    Is there somewhere you could demonstrate braid making to people who may not have seen it before? 

  • 13 May 2015 7:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To all Braids enthusiasts everywhere! Prepare to make an adjustment in your calendar . . . Braids 2016 is being moved up a week to July 24-30, 2106. It will still be at the same venue in Tacoma, WA. This adjustment in the schedule was made in order to avoid overlapping with the dates recently announced for HGA's Convergence 2016.

    By adjusting the dates, participants, instructors, and vendors will have the possibility of participating in both events. Additional information about Braids 2016 will be available in The Braids Society June newsletter.

    Robyn Spady and Giovanna Imperia - Braids 2016 co-chairs

  • 06 May 2015 8:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have welcomed our 400th member.  She lives in Northwest USA and is interested in all aspects of braiding.   As always we welcome new members to the Society.   For you membership, you receive four newsletters a year as well as our journal, Strands.   In addition, if you are a full member, you can get involved in braiding swaps and exhibitions.    Anyone, members or otherwise can attend any Braid Society days or meet us at shows where we are demonstrating. 

  • 27 Apr 2015 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We currently have 395 members.   Who will be our 400th?   The Council have decided to give a prize to our 400th member - a copy of Threads that Move which is the book produced as the proceedings of Braids 2012, a wonderful conference.  Threads that Move is also available for sale via books for sale on our website and has details of all the workshops that were held in 2012 as well as the talks that were given.   It is a great resource for anyone interested in braid and bands. 

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