Jane Peterson

Member Spotlight: Jane Peterson

Jane Peterson began beading in 1996 and discovered Kumihimo braiding in 2010 when she took a Marudai Basics class with Adrienne Gaskell. As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner since 1988, she found she needed a creative outlet to balance her work life. The endless possibilities of braid structures along with bead stitches and techniques fascinates […]

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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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Giovanna Imperia

Giovanna Imperia

Houston, Texas, USA Giovanna Imperia is the author of Kumihimo Wire Jewelry and many articles on braiding and weaving. Her work has been exhibited and is included in private and museum collections throughout the United States and internationally. Giovanna’s work focuses on the exploration of tactile and organic nature of fiber while pushing the boundaries […]

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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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Adrienne Gaskell

Adrienne Gaskell

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA Adrienne Gaskell’s innovations explore the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. Her jewelry incorporates gemstones, pearls, and beads and has been featured in “Showcase 500 Art Necklaces” by Lark Books, Bead&Button’s BeadDreams competition, and the Toho Design Challenge. She exhibits at juried art shows and galleries across the county. Her teaching resume […]

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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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