Suppliers

This contact information is provided in good faith. The Braid Society does not necessarily recommend the individuals or organisations listed here.

Anneliese Bläse
www.gewebte-baender.de/angebote
Anneliese offers instruction, and supplies equipment for bandweaving using backstrap with rigid heddle and inkle loom. Her specialty is pick-up braid designs as used around the Baltic sea. She runs weekend courses at her home in Plön , Germany.
BerlinBraids
www.shirleyberlin.com
Shirley is passionate about narrow wares - teaching and writing about them, making them and preparing kits so that others can make them too.
Shirley and Peter make marudais and bobbins in workshops in Canada and the UK.
BraidersHand (Janis and Dave Saunders)
www.braidershand.com
BraidersHand kumihimo equipment is made in our workshop using hand selected maple. We offer marudai, takadai, tama, ayatakedai, karakumidai and kakudai. For those interested in Peruvian braids or other braids that carry a core, we offer a stand that we developed with Rodrick Owen. We also stock traditional silk and synthetic Japanese kumihimo thread, bamboo yarns, kumihimo disk and plate, kits, books on kumihimo, general braiding, loop manipulation and ply-splitting.
Carey Company
www.careycompany.com
Carey Company is a family business that specialises in braiding. We endeavour to offer a fast and efficient service with quality products, and are more than happy to help with any queries you may have about braiding and related subjects.
Anna Crutchley
acrutchley@braidsociety.com
Anna specialises in custom made furnishing trimmings. She offers a range of equipment and supplies for making cords and tassels, including the Anna Crutchley cordtwister for making 2, 3 and 4 strand cords and rope. She offers courses and workshops.
Wheat Carr
www.ItsAllJustString.com
A wide range of equipment for braid making and other textile crafts.
Dovetail Creations
www.dovetail-creations.co.uk
We manufacture the Sleigh Inkle Loom which is an sturdy, easy to carry and attractive loom with a warp length of 2.5m/8ft and dowels 12cm/4.7inch wide. This is our launch product but we are working on developing further products that will be released on the website in time.
Louise French, Tools for Ply-Split Braiding
www.louisefrench.com
Supplier of Bradshaw Cord Winders and Gripfid tools of our improved design for Ply-Split Braiding. Three standard sizes delivered by airmail from stock, and special lengths and diameters via custom order. No charge for P&P to the UK.
George Weil and Sons Ltd
www.georgeweil.com
Traditional craft supplies of looms, yarns, spindles and spinning wheels, fibres, dyes, paints, papers and fabrics.
Edna Gibson
egibson@braidsociety.com
Books on braiding, kumihimo disks, plates and kits. Olympus II cordmaker, Japanese jewellery findings for use with braids. Tuition by arrangement.
William Hall and Co.
Williamhallyarns@hotmail.co.uk
We stock over 1500 repeatable yarns, many used for braid and tassel making. Plain and mercerised cottons, linens, cotton/linens, wools, viscose rayons, chenilles and fancy yarns in a large range of fast dyed colours. Send for details of our shade cards collections.
Call us on 0161 437 3295.
Handweavers Studio
www.handweavers.co.uk
The Handweavers Studio is a treasure trove for weavers, braiders, tassel-makers and everyone working in the textile crafts. As well as stocking an extraordinary range of yarns and fibres, most of which are available in very small quantities, as little as 25 gms. You will find equipment, books and magazines covering a wide variety of textile arts, crafts, and techniques. There is also an extensive programme of workshops and classes, from introductory level through to specialist techniques.
Julie Hedges
www.juliehedges.co.uk
Julie teaches workshops in Ply-Splitting and decorative twisted cords and gives talks on her research into Ply-Splitting and her study visits to India. She suppliers her books "Ply-Split braiding, An Introduction to designs in Single Course Oblique Twining" and "Ply-Split Braiding, Further Techniques". She welcomes commissions for her Ply-Split accessories and sculptures.
Giovanna Imperia
www.giovannaimperia.com
Unusual yarns from Italy and Japan, including metallics, polyurethane coated yarns, wool blends dyed with natural dyes, wide range of active yarns and wire. Also carry kumihimo silk and exclusive karakumi silk.
Carol James
www.sashweaver.ca
Books:
    Fingerweaving Untangled
    Sprang Unsprung
Instruction in Braidining Techniques:
    Fingerweaving
    Sprang
Presentations:
    What is Sprang?
    North American Braiding Techniques
The Lucet Company
www.thelucet.co.uk
Run by Ziggy Rytka, this company supplies lucets, lucet kits, books and an instructional DVD on advanced luceting techniques.
SpinningForth.com
www.spinningforth.com
Though this website's main focus is handspinning, it's also about fibre, yarn structures, braids and narrow weavings. The site provides online articles about techniques, tools and materials.  Ruth supplies semi-rigid heddles, tablet-weaving kits, booklets, hand-dyed silk fibres and learning spindles.
My Fine Weaving Yarn
www.myfineweavingyarn.co.uk
A new web based business selling good quality, repeatable weaving yarn. We currently stock yarns from Venne, Jagger Brothers, Copley Marshall and South West Trading Co. We have a fantastic range of colours, including over 100 in 20/2 Mercerised Cotton available on mini spools.
The Old Kennels
www.theoldkennels.co.uk
Situated in the heart of the beautiful Blackdown Hills, The Old Kennels offer short courses in a variety of arts and skills tutored by local, national and international artisans. Subjects include; Glass bead making, silver smithing, textiles, wood, metal, fibre, clay, plant fibres, willow, cane and stone.The Old Kennels has been graded as a Green Tourism Gold Standard Establishment and beautiful four star bed and breakfast accommodation is available situated above the studio near the house, with its own lounge/kitchenette and roof terrace.
Jennie Parry
jennieparry@braidsociety.com
Jennie is the sole distributor of the Apollo Cord Winder. This 4 hook winder enables you to make your own unique cords. It is easy to use, durable, & includes instructions.
Jennie has published her own book "Textures & Edges for Takadai Braids".
Supplier of European Loop Braiding series by Noémi Speiser, Joy Boutrup and others, and Loop Manipulation Basic Techniques by Noémi Speiser.
Freda Robinson
www.arabesquebraids.co.uk
My site includes a variety of braiding kits suitable for 5 - 95 yr old. Remember the Knitting Nancy? Visit my site to see Up market necklaces using this simple tool.
Texere Yarns
www.texere-yarns.co.uk
Brilliant supplier of many types of yarns suitable for braid making and other textile crafts.
Tulsi Travel
www.tulsi.uk.com
Specialists in craft and textile study tours to the Indian subcontinent.
Uppingham Yarns
www.wools.co.uk
A large range of yarns and fibres in many colours and types, suitable for many craft types. Warehouse, mail order and on line shop available.
Barbara J Walker
www.barbarajwalker.com
Barbara has a new book for sale, entitled "Ply-Splitting from Drawdowns - Interpreting Weave Structures in Ply-Split Braiding"
Westhope College
www.westhope.org.uk
Creative craft courses at every level, including a wide range of City & Guilds craft and design courses. The college is available for hire as a venue at weekends to craft groups and guilds.
Yeoman Yarns
www.yeoman-yarns.co.uk
Yeoman Yarns Ltd - mail order suppliers of machine - hand knitting - crochet yarns. 100% cottons / mixes, mercerised / soft matt, 100% pure wools and wool acrylic, felting wool 1ply. Fancies, metallics, acrylics, mohairs. Shade cards available.
Mill shop now open. Please call 0116 2404464 to arrange your visit.