2021 AKS Braid Challenge

AKS has initiated this challenge to offer you the opportunity to explore braiding outside of your normal braids.  Many of us are proficient in and enjoy braiding with beads, but rarely use fiber.  Or maybe your braiding is mostly completed with silk, but you never utilize some of the unusual yarns.  Maybe you only use […]

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Intro to Marudai: Braids 9 to 12 by Carolyn Oliver

This is the final eCourse in the Ready, Set, Braid series of 4 classes led by Carolyn Oliver. The braiding examples include Braids 9 – 12 as presented in Catherine Martin’s book, “Kumihimo: Japanese silk braiding techniques.” The braids demonstrated include: Kongo gumi, Oimatsu gumi, Shi-no-nomo gumi and Mitake gumi. Carolyn Oliver will provide written instructions along with […]

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Intro to Marudai: Braids 5 to 8 by Carolyn Oliver

In this 3rd installment of the 4- part eStudy series with Carolyn Oliver who presents videos and shares insights with students on the 2nd set of four braids from Catherine Martin’s book “Kumihimo: Japanese silk braiding techniques.” Braids studied include: Yattsu rai gumi, Kara uchi gumi, Keiruku no himo and Chidori gumi. Carolyn will be […]

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Intro to Marudai: Braids 1 to 4 by Carolyn Oliver

In this portion of the eStudy course Carolyn Oliver will present videos and share insights with students on the first four braids from Catherine Martin’s book “Kumihimo: Japanese silk braidin techniques.” Braids studied include: Yotsu gumi, Kaku yattsu gumi, Maru-genji gumi and Maru yattsu gumi. Carolyn will be providing supplemental notes and photos of the […]

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Intro to Marudai Braiding from Catherine Martin by Carolyn Oliver

Welcome to Intro to Marudai Braiding taught by Carolyn Oliver Haushalter. This is an overview eCourse on the basics to get started braiding with precut Silk or Imposter/Biron on a marudai. After fundamental techniques are reviewed, Carolyn will guide students through braids from the Cathryn Martin book “Kumihimo: Japanese silk braiding techniques.”.   Carolyn Oliver […]

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Color Theory Simplified

In Color Theory Simplified you will become more confident about selecting exciting color combinations You will talk like a fine artist and throw around terms like saturation, temperature, and value and be totally unafraid of splitting every complement. You will be using your own kumihimo and beading supplies as well as anything in your home, […]

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The Star of the Show – The Braid or the Beads

Sample Beaded Laramie Braid The idea behind this course is to forge a marriage between beads and braids that, like any good marriage, brings out the best of both partners. We’ll make beaded braids where the braid structure can be seen. The beads will be there as embellishment – notas the stars of the show. […]

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Creative Kumihimo Braids

On Demand – Creative Kumihimo

Instructor: Carolyn HaushalterA study of 18 braids from Jacqui Carey’s book ‘Creative Kumihimo’. Students who were not able to participate in Carolyn’s eStudy Group now have the opportunity to take the eCourse as independent study On-Demand course. This will allow for students to work at their own pace when time permits. There is no set time […]

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Andean Hand Braiding

This class will introduce the basics of Andean hand braiding using a series of 3 basic patterns with two variations. By the end of the class, students will understand how to make these 5 braid patterns in their hand, with no equipment. Students will also gain some understanding of how the specific movements of the […]

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