Meet the Teachers Reception

Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:30pm Join your fellow kumistas for a fun-filled evening of light food and drink and the chance to meet our esteemed faculty!  With so many famous kumihimo instructors gathered in one place, now is your opportunity to interact with them in a relaxed, social setting and even have them […]

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Alternating Baby Bamboo Technique

SOLD OUT  Instructor: Makiko Tada The baby bamboo technique utilizes a series of moves to create very interesting effects and changes within the braid. Students will be guided to explore the possibilities of this technique to create their own patterns. Kit: $20.00, includes Synthetic fiber (Shinon) Equipment provided by student: Marudai, 16 tama, 40% counterweight […]

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Makiko Tada

Makiko Tada

Tokyo, Japan Makiko Tada of Japan is a master craftsperson with over 45 years experience as an internationally recognized Kumihimo teacher. She is a braider, designer, researcher and lecturer at Kyoto Institute of Technology. She is the author of Comprehensive Treatise of Braids 1 to 7, along with other books and publications. Her research into […]

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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

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 the Dali Museum where […]

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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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