Explore Braiding

24th October 2021 all-day
Nature in Art
Nature in Art

Course Suitability: Beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 16

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

Come and join members of the Braid Society to learn or improve your braids. Various techniques will be available including Kumihimo on marudai and disc, Ply-Split braiding and cord making, Inkle and Tablet Weaving. During the day we hope you will be able to try two different methods.
The tutors are experienced braiders who have all demonstrated and taught throughout the country:
A former Chair of the Society, Julie Hedges is a renowned weaver and braid maker. Since 1990 she has been researching, teaching and developing the techniques of Ply-Split Braiding and has published a number of books on the subject.
Bridget Paish started making Andean Braids some 30 years ago and then learnt Kumihimo and band weaving. She enjoys being in close contact with the threads and learning new techniques. Since lockdown she has been exploring Sprang.
Mavis Atkinson was introduced to Kumihimo over 20years ago and it had an instant appeal. By using a takadai or marudai a vast number of braids can be created. The manipulation of colour is a constant delight and challenge to her as it can transform a braid.
Kay Hawkins is the current Chair of the Braid Society. She discovered braiding by accident in 2014 and has explored many techniques using both specialised and simple equipment.

Materials Required:

All equipment and materials will be provided by the tutors at a cost of £5 per person which will be payable on the day.

Art Course Cost: £25

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

If you would like to book a place on this course please email: tickets@natureinart.org.uk

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