Rosalie Nielsen

Rosalie Neilson has been making kumihimo braids for more than 35 years. In 1980, she visited a Tokyo kimono factory, became enamored with kumi braids, took a private class, and came home with a marudai, kakudai, and two instruction books written in Japanese. Throughout the years she has developed into a true master of the […]

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3 – Hide and Seek on the Disk

Instructor: Shirley Berlin Class: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Eastern Time Zoom Meeting:Join hereMeeting ID: 966 1880 1656Passcode: 176558 Q&A session: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 2:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time Class Description: In the Hide and Seek on a Disk class you will learn three different ways to braid around core yarns. Hide […]

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1 – Diamondback Necklace

Instructor: Rebecca Combs Class: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 1:30pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time Zoom Meeting: Join hereMeeting ID: 956 1553 3Passcode: 357560 Q&A session: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11:45am – 12:15pm Eastern Time Class Description: The Diamondback may look complicated, but it’s actually very straight-forward. Building on a base braid of beaded kongoh gumi, you’ll […]

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2 – Crown & Sennit Knots

Instructor: Carol Wang Class: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 3:30pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time Zoom Meeting:Join hereMeeting ID: 986 8331 9668Passcode: 397477 Q&A session: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 12:30pm – 1:00pm Eastern Time Class Description: Called the “strawberry end knot” by Makiko Tada, the crown sennit (*) is a braid created by a series of knots.  […]

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Carol Wang

Following in the footsteps of her mother, a serial crafter that would change obsessions every few months moving from rug hooking to embroidery to decoupage, Carol Wang enjoys many crafts including beading, braiding, knitting, and crochet. Sparked by the gift of a book, she has been studying decorative knots (and collecting knotty books!) for nigh […]

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1 – Samurai Armour Braids

Instructor: Jacqui Carey Class: Sunday, May 23, 2021, 11:00am – 1:00pm Eastern Time Zoom Meeting:Join hereMeeting ID: 991 5865 1230Passcode: 955086 Q&A session: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11:00am – 11:30am Eastern Time Class Description: This workshop is an introduction to the world of samurai armour braids. It starts with a brief look at some of […]

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Jacqui Carey

Jacqui is a maker, teacher, author and researcher of braids, having specialized in the subject since graduating from a BA(Hons) degree in woven textiles in 1985. Her work as a practicing craftsperson is known worldwide, and her knowledge shared through teaching and numerous publications. While studying for her degree in textiles, Jacqui discovered that weaving […]

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Rebecca Combs

Rebecca Ann Combs has always had a passion for adventuring, creating, and teaching.  The combination has led her around the world to her new home in Tucson, Arizona.  There she founded Design & Adorn in 2008, a jewelry supply store specializing in Kumihimo and beadwork.  A well-respected instructor, Rebecca has over twenty years of teaching […]

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2 – Kongo Gumi: The Ins and Outs of the S and Z Spirals

Instructor: Rosalie Neilson Class: Sunday, May 23, 2021, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern Time Zoom MeetingJoin hereMeeting ID: 993 3372 4364Passcode: 197728 Q&A session: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 1:15pm – 1:45pm Eastern Time Class Description: Making two-color Kongō Gumi braids is a lot of fun as there are over one thousand different patterns to choose from. […]

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Shirley Berlin

Shirley loves to teach kumihimo and other narrow wares workshops. She is particularly interested in basic kumihimo and its myriad variations: texture, thick and thin, distortion, adding bumps or beads, beginnings and endings. With time, she has come to appreciate that the foam disc has more possibilities than she first thought. Shirley has been braiding […]

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