Ply-Split Braiding Workshop Monday 11 November 2013

IMG_3871I shall be holding the first of what I hope will be a series of relatively informal one day workshops to teach the basics of two dimensional ply-split braiding. This is the technique I use for my ply-split neckpieces.

They will be on an intimate scale – a maximum of 5 people per session gathered around my kitchen table – and suitable for absolute beginners. I will start by demonstrating making the necessary 4-ply cords and we will work on creating individual ‘samples’. These can be used as bookmarks, key fobs, luggage identifiers etc. Most people should be able to create a completed sample piece within the day.

Sampling materials, the use of gripfids (the name of the tool used for ply-splitting), refreshments and a light lunch are all included in the price of £55.00 per person. You should bring note making materials – perhaps including your camera. If you wish to continue at home, gripfids will be available to buy and you may like to bring some fine crisp yarns such as cotton, linen or silk as, time permitting, you can make a few cords of your own. The workshop will run from 10:00 am to 4:30pm.

To book: Email me with your details: bjg@brendagibson.com and do let me know of any allergies or foods to avoid.

Subject to demand, a re-run of the workshop can be scheduled later in November.

Complex Weavers Seminars 2014

Please plisse me

I received the exciting news that my proposal to present one of the seminars has been accepted. My session is entitled ‘All About Pleats’ and it will cover a wide range of weaving techniques.