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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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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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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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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Textural Braids – Octo Plate (D)

Instructor: Masumi Tada Students will learn how to make a variety of textured braids on the Octo plate including curved, twisted, serpentine, flat and wide.  These unconventional braid styles have many design possibilities, including contemporary jewelry and edging on clothing or fabric.  Students will learn how to achieve different textures using a variety of braiding […]

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