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  • 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 chair@braidsociety.com 

  • 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 braidsociety.com 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. 

  • 08 Sep 2014 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The AGM weekend is getting closer!   There is still time to come and join us.   All the details are under Events - it is a fantastic venue, we have great teachers and it will be a wonderful gathering of friends so, if you have been thinking about it but not made a decision - decide now and join us! 

  • 20 Aug 2014 10:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are in the process of moving our website www.braidsociety.com to the new site.   Please bear with us while we resolve a few teething errors.

    We have fixed the issue with email addresses so contact addresses at braidsociety.com are working again as normal.  

    If you cannot remember your password, follow the instructions to get a new one.

  • 23 Apr 2014 8:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I hope you are thinking about items for our exhibition.  

    The Travelling Exhibition subject for 2015 is 'Spring is Sprung'.    Some of you might like to make something for the Biennial Exhibition that could then go on to the Travelling Exhibition.   There is no requirement to do this, the Biennial Exhibition has no particular theme and, as far as possible, all items submitted will be displayed.

    The exhibition will be housed in glass cabinets as they were in Manchester.   The maximum height of any exhibit is 30 cm, a better height would be 15 cm  because there are a limited number of shelves that can accommodate 30 cm.  Since the exhibition will not have stewards, it is intended that the exhibits will be inside the glass cabinets.   Although there is wall space, attaching items is not easy and they may fall off.

    As always, we are anticipating a wonderful selection of items so get busy and get braiding. 

  • 09 Mar 2014 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The March 2014 newsletter has been sent to all members, either by email or post.    The newsletter contains the forms for the exhibition as well as details about the AGM weekend. 

     

    Registrations are now open for the AGM, please look on the events page and scroll down to October.   We have discovered a minor glitch that the user cannot change the amount they pay so, if you don't want to pay the full amount, please leave the page.

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