Tutors

This is a list of tutors who are willing to give talks or run workshops.  This contact information is provided in good faith.  The Braid Society does not necessarily recommend the individuals or organisations listed here.  You can download a pdf version of the List of Tutors. The leaflet includes general guidelines on hiring a tutor.  Please contact the tutors directly.

 

 

Penny Akester (London, UK)
www.pennyakester.co.uk

Workshops: I offer 1-1 or small group tuition in London, making a variety of braided jewellery, particularly using Kumihimo on a disc or Marudai, knotting and a selection of other braids, as well as a range of other jewellery making and beadwork topics.

 

 

Shirley Berlin (Devon, UK and British Columbia, Canada)
www.shirleyberlin.com

Talks, day schools and longer workshops:
Kumihimo; inkle ikat; tablet weaving; simple cords and braids.
Lecture: “That’s nice dear, but what do you do with it?”

 

 

Joy Boutrup (Denmark)
iris@mail.danbbs.dk

Workshops: 1) Introduction to loop braiding, basic principles of European and Japanese loop braiding. 2) Letter braids, introduction to historical instructions for letter braids. (General knowledge of loop braiding necessary.)

 

 

Jacqui Carey (Devon, UK)
www.careycompany.com

Workshops and Lectures: For all levels, covering many aspects of narrow wares (technical, historical, cultural, creative, mathematical etc.).

 

 

Europa Chang Dawson (Bristol, UK)
echangdawson@braidsociety.com

Lecture: Silk in the domestic context in China. Workshop: Chinese Knots.

 

 

Ingrid Crickmore (California, USA)
http://loopbraider.com

Workshops, private classes, and website tutorials on loop braiding. Beginning to advanced, adults or children. Medieval, 17th Century and original braid patterns. Making multiple-worker braids as a solo braider, including the 17th Century lettered braids. Methods for making extra-long loop braids.

 

 

Anna Crutchley (Cambridgeshire, UK)
a.crutchley@ntlworld.com

Talks and Workshops: Passementerie - cords, tassels, braids and fringes for interior decoration. A variety of courses, including weaving, cord spinning and tassel making.

 

 

Marijke Dekkers (The Netherlands)
marijkenmeer.nl

Workshops in ply-split braiding for beginners to advanced splitters. 

 

 

Anne Dixon (Norfolk, UK)
inkleweaver@btinternet.com

Talks and Workshops: Inkles, table weaving, Dorset buttons and 4-shaft weaving. Lectures, demonstrations and workshops.

 

 

Gilian Dye (Northumberland, UK)
gildye@aol.com

Workshops: Beginners fill gap and other card looms, finger looping. 16th Century bobbin-lace braids.

 

 

Anne Dyer (Shropshire, UK)
anne.w.s.dyer@gamil.com

Workshops: Snagging methods in weft face and tablet. New approaches to tassels.

 

 

Chas and Sue Field (Manchester, UK)
chas_41_uk@yahoo.co.uk

Tablet weaving lecture and workshop.  Inkle weaving workshop.

 

 

Susan J Foulkes (Durham, UK)

Workshops: Backstrap narrow patterned band weaving.

Blog: http://durhamweaver64.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

Louise French (Minnesota, USA)
www.louisefrench.com

Classes in weaving and ply-split braiding for beginner to advanced weavers.

 

 

Adrienne Gaskell (Florida, USA)
www.AdrienneGaskell.com

Kumihimo Beaded Braids.  Teaching in the US and internationally, 1 to 5 day marudai workshops for the beginner to advanced students.

 

 

Edna Gibson (Devon, UK)
egibson@globalnet.co.uk

Workshops: Kumihimo - Marudai, Karakumidai, Disc and Plate, Oblique interlacing / free end braiding.

 

 

Julie Hedges (Shropshire, UK))
www.juliehedges.co.uk

Lectures: Traditional and contemporary Ply-splitting; Researches in Ply-split Braiding in N West India and beyond.
Workshops: In Ply-split Braiding for beginners and for those with experience.  Including jewellery, accessories, developments in 3D vessels & sculptures and hats & scarves. Also workshops in the design and making of decorative twisted cords.

 

 

Giovanna Imperia (Texas, USA)
www.giovannaimperia.com

Workshops: 1) braiding with wire (on disk, plate and traditional equipment); 2) Introduction to kumihimo 3) Working with non traditional and unusual fibers: explore the creative possibilities of polyurethane, monofilament, reflective, transparent and polyester yarns. 
Languages: Italian, English

 

 

Carol James (Manitoba, Canada)
www.sashweaver.com

Lectures on Fingerweaving and Sprang. Workshops, all levels, on Fingerweaving and Sprang.

 

 

Elizabeth Kolb (Yukon, Canada)
bethkolb@gmail.com

Workshops, all levels, on backstrap weaving.

 

 

Jean Leader (Glasgow, UK)
www.jeanleader.net

Workshops: Assorted braids for beginners including braids on cards and on a marudai, lucet braids, tablet-woven braids and fingerloop braids.

 

 

Ruth MacGregor (France)
www.spinningforth.com

Workshops: Silk and Spindle (intro to silk spinning). Old Stash to New Yarns (fun and useful). Spinning Mawata (how to spin silk caps and hankies).

 

 

Lidia Marina Musetti (Italy)
www.kumihimo.it

Workshops: Kumihimo - marudai, takadai (basic), karakumidai. Macramé.

Language: Italian.

 

 

Averil Otiv (Cheshire, UK)
www.averilotiv.co.uk

Workshops: Soft basketry, baskets made with natural plant materials using braiding, plaiting and other woven techniques to produce decorative and functional baskets. Tapestry weaving.

 

 

Jennie Parry (Leicestershire, UK)
www.jennieparry.co.uk

Lectures and Workshops:  Kumihimo (Marudai; Takadai);  Braids & Bands; Ethnic Embellishments. All levels.

 

 

Freda Robinson (East Sussex, UK)
www.arabesquebraids.co.uk

Lectures: Braids around the World.  Workshops:  Kumihimo; Kumihimo on a Card; Lucet; Cords and Tassels. French Knitting explored - the use of beads and fancy yarns for jewellery and trimmings.

 

 

Ziggy Rytka (West Yorkshire, UK)
www.thelucet.co.uk

One day workshops: from beginner to advanced lucetting.

 

 

Mari Voipio (Finland)
mari.voipio@iki.fi

Fingerloop braiding, lucet, braiding in general (lecture).

 

 

Laverne Waddington (Bolivia)
http://backstrapweaving.wordpress.com

Workshops: Complementary and supplementary warp weaving techniques, double weaves and warp substitution methods of South America and supplementary weft patterning of Guatemala. South American textile finishes and embellishments. All aspects of backstrap loom weaving.

 

 

Barbara J Walker (Oregon, USA)
www.barbarajwalker.com

Ply-Splitting Workshops: Beginners - Braids, Baskets & Beyond.
Intermediate - Ply-Splitting Designs from Weaving Drawdowns.
Intermediate - Ply-Splitting Embellishment with Supplementary Cords. 

Intermediate - Ply-Splitting Passementerie.

Intermediate - Ply-splitting: Pieces of Eight Basket.

 

 

Diane Watanabe (Nottinghamshire, UK)
kumihimo@rocketmail.com

Workshops on kumihimo (mostly marudai).  Children and adults.  Demonstrations and lectures on kimono and kumihimo. 

 

 

Kathy Williams (Vale of Glamorgan, UK)
kathytheweaver@btinternet.com

Workshops on basic kumihimo, kumihimo - pushing the boundaries, cords.

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