Braids 2022, Denmark

The Fifth International Conference on Braiding will be held in Denmark in 2022.   Further details will follow when they are available.

American Kumihimo Society, Kumihimo Gathering 2020

The American Kumihimo Society gathering will be held in October 2020 in Austin, Texas, USA

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Braids 2019, Japan

The Fourth International Conference on Braiding was held in Iga Ueno City, Japan in 13-18 October, 2019.   It was a hugely successful conference with participants from 16 countries.    The organisers did a wonderful job and the exhibition that accompanied the conference, held in Sukodo was inspirational.

Information about the conference can be found at

The conference was hosted by the Kumihimo Society of Japan.

American Kumihimo Society, Kumihimo Gathering 2019

The American Kumihimo Society gathering was held August 19-22nd, 2019 in Mount Hood, Oregon, USA

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Braids 2016, Tacoma, USA

The Third International Braiding and Narrow Weaves Conference was held from July 24 to July 30, 2016 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. The co-chairs for this conference are Robyn Spady and Giovanna Imperia.

The event was held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA for this event. The conference was in one of the most beautiful areas of the US in the business corridor that runs from Vancouver, BC, to Portland, Oregon. The area is home to incredible wilderness areas, Pt. Defiance, the Pacific Ocean, and Mount Rainier. Additionally, the Seattle-Tacoma area is easily accessible from Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Braids 2016 was a showcase for the talent and expertise of teachers in a variety of braiding and narrow weaves areas ranging from kumihimo, Andean braiding, loop braiding, tablet weaving, band weaving, sprang, passementerie, and a number of other narrow weave techniques. Traditional and non-traditional approaches will be represented.

Further information is available on the Braids 2016 page.


Braids 2012, Manchester, UK

Braids 2012, the 2nd international braiding conference was held in Manchester, England from August 19-25th , 2012.  The conference was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all. 

2012 Conference Proceedings - "Threads that Move"

Copies of the proceedings are still available. This is a 160 page, A4 size paper back in colour throughout. It contains 25 articles written by the conference speakers and tutors. Many articles include practical instructions. See contents page below.






The publication costs £20 plus postage (UK £2.50, Europe £7.00, Rest of World £11.00 air mail).  Contact for details.












International Conference on Kumihimo 2007, Kyoto, Japan

The first International Conference focused on Kumihimo covering its history, cultural background, aesthetics and engineering applications.  The conference succeeded in extending the possibilities of Kumihimo through the exchange of knowledge between researchers, craftsmen and artists of the world. 

2007 Conference Proceedings - "Space, Time and Braid"

The conference proceedings are still available as a self-contained publication showing a wide range of Kumihimo.  The 30 papers are divided between the themes of 'Braids in space and time' and 'Braiding techniques' and are complemented by a Gallery section.  The 146 page publication is in full colour throughout.  Contact for further details.

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