Carolyn Haushalter

Carolyn Oliver-Haushalter

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Carolyn has been a jewelry artist for nearly twenty years and has studied braiding for over a dozen years. She has taught braiding and bead weaving in the Western Pennsylvania area for over a decade. She has lead online classes and braid-abouts for AKS and had a project published in the 2016 Kumihimo Fiber […]

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Rosalie Nielson

Oregon, USA Rosalie Neilson is the author of three design books for kumihimo structures, The Thirty-Seven Interlacements of Hira Kara Gumi, The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi, and Kongō Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots – Coils – Zags – Lines, documenting two-color designs for 16-elements. She taught Marudai courses at Convergence 2014 Providence, Braid […]

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Diana Miglionico-Shiraishi

Diana Miglionico-Shiraishi

El Dorado Hills, California, USA Diana Miglionico-Shiraishi began her creative life as a floral designer for her mother’s flower shop. Just as in floral design Diana uses balance, movement, proportion, contrast, unity, texture and harmony in her kumihimo designs. Diana’s life has given her an awareness of the contentment creativity can bring and enjoys learning […]

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Dali Museum + Lunch on the Beach

  SOLD OUT – Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:30am to 3:30pm Join us for a tour of the Dali Museum and lunch at a restaurant on beautiful St. Pete Beach. Our tour bus will depart from the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel promptly at 10:30am and return to the hotel by 3:30pm. First stop is […]

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Loop the Loop

Loop the Loop

Instructor: Rosalie Neilson Two braid structures are the basis of this kumihimo study: 8-element Edo Yatsu Gumi and 16-element Naiki. Using two different colors of silk, braiders will investigate the different effects when a flat 16-element Naiki braid divides into two round, 8-element Yatsu Gumi cords. When the cords are the same lengths, they form […]

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Compound Braids

Compound Braids Giovanna Imperia Class Date: Sunday, October 28th In this class, students will learn how to create interesting braid designs by interlocking two sets of braid structures. In this type of compound braids, two groups of threads are treated as separate braids – each with its own set of moves. The two structures are […]

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Embellished metallic necklace

Embellished Metallic Necklace

LIMITED SEATING Instructor: Adrienne Gaskell Students will learn to work with Japanese metallic fibers while creating a sophisticated necklace embellished with Swarovski crystals. The braid is worked in two colors and is reversible so that it can be worn with or without bling. Kit: $60.00, includes Japanese metallic fibers, Swarovski crystals, SLon, acrylic magnetic clasp […]

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Survey of Edo Yatsu

Instructor: Bob Galivan The Edo-yatsu braid is one of the basic Kumihimo braids, yet offers many lovely variations. The base edo-yatsu is an 8-strand braid that can be enhanced with simple color variations. The 16-strand Oimatsu braid is a double edo yatsu braid that itself offers to variations and can be adapted using a color […]

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Flat Braids on the Marudai

Flat Braids on the Marudai Carol Miller Franklin Class Date: Sunday, October 28th Explore the variety of flat braids that can be created using 16 tama on the marudai. You’ll develop the skills particular to flat braids while creating reference samples of as many different flat structures as time allows. All equipment and supplies will […]

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