The live section of this virtual workshop – Kuimihimo Braiding with Beads – will run on Saturday 27th June 2020 starting at 2pm and running for approximately 1.5 hrs.
Using a basic 8 warp round braiding method, learn how to incorporate beads into your braiding to create a floral effect using Czech glass seed beads and pip beads. A little prior knowledge of Kumihimo braiding is useful, but not essential to complete this workshop.
A large part of this workshop is spent preparing the cord and disk ready to braid, therefore we are running this workshop in two sessions; a video and a live workshop.
A video link will be emailed to you when you purchase the workshop. In this video Emma will guild you through setting up your cords and threading on your beads (this will take approximately an hour to complete) and can be completed at your leisure prior to the live workshop session. It’s important to have completed the setting up stage before the live workshop as this picks up exactly where the video left off. The second part is the live virtual workshop also hosted by Emma who will teach you how to start your Kumihimo braiding and how to incorporate beads into your design before finishing and turning your braiding into jewellery.
The workshop comes with a materials pack (which is included in the cost of the workshop) please select your colour preference; Midnight, spring or classic silver.
Please note you will also require a small amount of strong glue, we’d recommend Devcon 2 part epoxy resin glue. Although any strong glue with a gel like consistency (not runny) will work. Many people already have a suitable glue at home so we have NOT included it in the materials pack.
You will also need the use of pliers (chain nose for holding & a second pair for moving) to attach the findings to complete your jewellery. You may also find it useful to have some card, or pegs that you can wrap your thread around while you’re working. We do also have bobbins available to make things easier.
How will it work?
Buy the virtual workshop, we will post you the materials and provide you with the link for the first part of the workshop. We will also provide the information needed to join our virtual class, this will be via a link usually the day before.
What if the post is delayed and I don’t receive my items in time?
We will be sending out all the kits via 1st class post in envelopes that will fit through a standard letter box, so all being well the Royal Mail will be able to delivery in time and. If there is a hiccup with delivery and you do not receive it in time, the recording of the workshop will be available for you to view once it has finished and we’re always happy to help via phone or email.
What if I miss the beginning, or can’t make the time after I’ve bought the kit?
If you have missed the beginning you will still be able to join in, but unfortunately I’ll not be able to start again. If you’ve missed more that the first 15 minutes or so, you might find it easier to wait until you can access the video after the live session has finished.
How long will the workshop be?
We will anticipate the workshop will be approximately 1 hour and a half to 2 hours (including introductions and questions as the end). Emma, your tutor will be available for longer and will stay connected with anyone who has further questions or needs extra help (after all , everyone will have different levels of experience and works at a different pace, which is absolutely fine).
Do I need special software or equipment to view the tutorial?
You will need to use a device that has a forward facing camera, not all PC’s or laptops have this, however most tablets, pads and phones do. We will be using a service called Zoom, so that you can interact with the tutor and ask questions. This link give you more information about how Zoom works and how to “Join a Meeting” https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-