Weaving film launch

I made a short film to explain the processes involved in preparing to weave and launched it on my stand at ‘Sparkle’ 2016. So I’m now adding here and on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it.

Ply Split workshop dates December 2016 and February 2017

0105556635f4d83f08a55b7beff0c9e8f97c2d4351Some new dates for your diary! It’s time to set some more ply-split workshop dates, and the next ones are on Friday 9th December 2016 and Friday 3 February 2017. The cost remains the same: £55 per person for the day. You can download a flyer and booking form from the links below. I hope to meet some more new ply-splitters very soon.

Workshop Flyer Winter 2016/17

Ply split workshop booking form

More ply-split workshop dates

 More kitchen table workshops* are arranged for the following dates:image

  • Wednesday 20 November 2013
  • Thursday 12 December 2013
  • Monday 13 January 2014
  • Friday 24 January 2014

As before, these are small friendly workshops limited to a maximum of five people and suitable for complete beginners. We will cover making the required four ply cords, the basics of ply-split braiding and most people will be able to complete a sample piece within the day. The fee is £55.00 which includes refreshments, a light lunch, all sampling materials and the use of tools. To book, get in touch with me via the Contact page.

* located in Airedale Road, London SW12 8SF


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.