August 11, 2019
Two projects, one class! What could be better? We’ll begin with my Demi-licious Beaded Bracelet on the square plate. This is a flat braid that makes a lovely bracelet with lots of design potential. It’s based on the fiber Anda-gumi braid developed by Makiko Tada. For the class, you’ll have several choices of colorways and 8/0 beads, plus you’ll receive a pattern sheet and instructions on how to develop your own designs. We’ll also learn how to incorporate other kinds of beads – like Magatamas – into the design to make stunning pieces of jewelry. In the afternoon, we’ll learn my Charming Kumihimo Earrings, using TOHO’s demirounds along with a charm and accent bead to make a cute set of earrings. It’s a riff on the standard Kongoh braid that’s quick, easy to learn, and fun to do.
Skill level: All Levels
Workshop cost: Member $50, Non-member $75
Kit cost: $40
Kit includes: selection of beads for 2 projects, foam disk, foam plate, Amiet thread, earwires and end caps, 2 charms, magnetic clasp, weight clip
Supplies to bring to class: scissors, tape measure, magnifiers (optional), task lamp (optional)
Instructor Name: Bob Galivan
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 9:30am- 5:00pm with lunchtime included.
Venue: Moose Lodge, 9900 SW 77th Ave., Miami, FL 33156
Lunch arrangements: There are places nearby to purchase lunch including at the Moose Lodge. You may also bring your own lunch.Add to Cart
Bob Galivan discovered Kumihimo by accident after taking a class with Adrienne Gaskell almost nine years ago. From that initial class, he became fascinated with the beauty of the structures that could be created using a few lengths of fiber. Bob’s primary teacher has been Sensei Makiko Tada, one of the top Kumihimo experts in the world, and the person most responsible for the increasing popularity of Kumihimo. He has close to 200 hours of class time with Sensei Tada. He has also studied with Rodrick Owen, one of the main proponents of Andean braiding, and other braiding experts, including Jacqui Carey, Michael Hattori, and others. In addition to this being Bob’s second year at Bead and Button, he has also taught braiding in Miami, Florida and Cleveland, Ohio, and most recently that the inaugural Gathering for the American Kumihimo Society. The subtle, supple texture of silk and the fascinating permutations afforded by the almost infinite variety of fiber that can be braided are the canvas on which Bob works. Braiding has existed in most human cultures, dating back tens of thousands of years. There are tens of thousands of braiding patterns extant, which offer a rich opportunity for exploration and research. While Bob’s primary medium is fiber, he has developed several unique beaded braid structures on the square plate (invented by Makiko Tada), and a number of structures using unique fibers gathered from around the world. He works on the Marudai (a traditional Japanese braiding stand), the Karakumi-dai (another traditional Japanese equipment) and the foam disk and plate. Bob has also developed expertise in loop-and-loop chain making, Viking knit, and several styles of metalwork, all to enhance the braids he creates.
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY
- Payment is due in full at time of registration. If you must cancel a class, please notify us at gro.g1563788763ajfs.1563788763www@s1563788763pohsk1563788763row1563788763 as early as possible.
- Cancellations received more than 14 days before the starting day of a class will receive a full refund LESS a $25.00 cancellation fee.
- Cancellations received 7 – 13 days before the starting day of a class will receive a 50% refund.
- No refunds are given for cancellations received less than 7 days before the start date of a class. In the event of no refund, students will receive instructors hand-outs and/or instructions and have the option to purchase the instructor’s class kit.