The Braid Society held its inaugural meeting in London on 30th October 1993, and has since
grown to around 300 members, in the UK and in many other countries.
The Society aims to promote the education and practice of the art and craft of making constructed or embellished braids and narrow bands.
All appropriate interests are encouraged, and membership is open to everyone.
Some members make braids (as amateurs or professionals); some teach others to make them; some collect and research them.
Techniques include Japanese braiding (Kumihimo), ply-split braiding, inkle weaving (narrow band weaving), cords, lucet, tablet weaving, sprang, and finger-manipulated work.
Practical events include an annual residential weekend at Westhope College, Shropshire.
"Come and Try" days.
This is an opportunity for members and all interested people to meet up,
see braid work and exchange ideas.
Study days, workshops and visits of interest are also offered.
We publish a quarterly newsletter,
(Submissions for publication to the Editor - firstname.lastname@example.org)
and publish an annual journal "Strands".
Braid Society Council Membership
The society is run by the council who are elected at the AGM,
Elected members serve on the council for a period of three years.
The council is a a committee of ten members including the officers who are:
The Braid Society Annual General Meetings
The AGM is held once a year, usually in October.
Details the next AGM can be found on our