BRAIDS 2025 – Rocking Braids and Bands

The sixth international braiding conference will take place in 2025 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The conference will be held jointly between the American Kumihimo Society and The Braid Society at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, Ohio from Sunday June 15 to Saturday, June 21, 2025.

The week-long conference will feature nationally and internationally known tutors who will offer workshops and presentations on variety of braiding and narrow weaves techniques: from kumihimo, loop braiding, Lucet, ply-split braiding, sprang, tablet weaving, inkle loom weaving, bobbin lace, Temari and much more.

Tutors and participants come from all corners of the world: from India, to UK, Finland, France, Central and South America, Australia, the US, Canada and more.  What a great opportunity to meet, learn and share with kindred spirits with interests similar to yours!

The programme is available now along with travel and accommodation information.  More information will be added as it becomes available  Registration will begin in September 2024.

All the conference activities will be held in the Tinkham Veale and Thwing buildings in University Circle and accommodation will be provided in the University accommodation a short walk away.  University Circle is also the home to the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. These are all within easy walking distance of CWRU. The world famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is also a short ride away as are many other attractions such as Little Italy and Cleveland Zoo.

Cleveland is very well located in the United States on the shore of Lake Erie and has an interesting industrial and multicultural history.  Cleveland was a major trading hub in the 19th century. It was one of America’s largest cities well into the 20th century, with an industrial and multicultural history. Cleveland has an international airport with quick and easy access to the University.

Cleveland sign at Edgewater Park

Cleveland Museum of Art

Case Western Reserve University