I am happy to give talks to Guilds, W. I. groups,Craft Organisations or other interested groups. My main talks are -
"Braids around the World", "Braids for Embelishment" and "World Textiles" In each case I will have samples to handle and for the braid talks will incorporate short demonstrations. There will be the opportunity to purchase braiding kits at the end of each talk.
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As well as introducing many different types of braiding from around the world, I will examine ways of incorporating them into other disciplines such as patchwork and embroidery. We will then look at their creative use in fashion and furnishing. The talk will be enhanced by the opportunity to handle and examine illustrative examples.
Follow me in my adventures into braiding, and share an exploration of many different braids and their uses. See and examine many braids I have collected in my travels Ireland to Peru; Nepal to Ukraine and many countries in between. See the development of braids from Viking times to the present day and explore their potential for yourself.
I have been privileged to travel fairly extensively around the world and have collected a number of items on my travels. Other items I have acquired over the years. In this talk I will share these with you and explore some of the background and traditions attached to them. I would also be happy for others to share one prized textile from abroad with something of its background.