Braid In Schedule 2019

This is the schedule for the 2019 braid in.  Note the skill levels in the classes; a table of skills to help you determine whether you are beginner, intermediate, or advanced is at the bottom of this page.

For a printable version of the document below, click here:2019 VF Spring Braid in Schedule 12 19

April 26, 2019
April 27, 2019
April 28, 2019
8 am Breakfast Breakfast
9 am Welcome Announcements Announcements
9:15 am AM Classes AM Classes AM Classes
• Beginner Braiding pt 1 – Kershaw • Beginner Braiding, pt 3 – Kershaw • Braidbowls pt 2; (Int/Adv) – McDermet
• Butting LO, (Confident Beginner) – Kauffman • Pinwheel pt 1 (Int/Adv) – Hoyt • Pinwheel  pt 2 (Int/Adv) – Hoyt
• Butting RO, (Confident Beginner) – Weinhold • Greek Key pt 1; (Adv) – Manges (LO) & Rowan (RO) • Greek Key pt 2; (Adv) – Manges (LO) & Rowan (RO)
• BraidBowls pt 1; (Int/Adv)– McDermet • American Star Chair Pad pt 1, (Int) – Weinhold • American Star Chair Pad pt 2, (Int) – Weinhold
• 5-Diamond Star, pt 1, (Int) – Manges (LO) and Rowan (RO)
11:45 am Group Photo
12 noon Lunch Lunch Lunch (if signed up)
1 pm PM Classes I PM Classes I PM Classes I
• Beginner Braiding, pt 2 – Kershaw • Wrapped Fringe Strip Rug  pt 1, (Conf. Beg.) (LO only) – Kauffman


• Wrapped Fringe Strip Rug pt 2; (Conf. Beg.) (LO only) – Kauffman
• Tight Space Butting LO, (Int) – Kauffman • Braided Kitties pt 1, (Int) – Kiarsis


• Braided Kitties pt 2; (Int) – Kiarsis
• 5-Diamond Star pt 2, (Int) – Manges (LO) and Rowan (RO)


3 pm PM Classes II PM Classes II Finishing up Classes
• Needle felting pt 1; (Beginners) – Bird


• Needle felting pt 2; Beginners – Bird
• Braided Tie Mat pt 1; (Conf. Beg.) – Watt


• Braided Tie Mat pt 2; (Conf. Beg.) – Watt
5 pm Dinner Dinner Good-byes
7 pm


Challenge Rugs:
Wearable Braids!
Susan Feller
Show and Tell
* Thursday night:
option to stay over
** Sunday night:  option to stay over

Newbie or Non-Braiding      Conf Beg = Confident Beginner       INT = Intermediate
ADV = Advanced


Skill Levels of Braiders Signing up for Classes

Skills New-
Has braided a chair pad or rug
Can made a braid Start (any type)
Can fold strands inward while braiding (by hand, by pre-pressing, or by braid-aids)
Can lace braids together
Can braid and lace double corners w/a
Can increase on curves to keep a rug flat w/a
Can make (mostly hidden) color changes
Can calculate the length of an oval’s center for any size of rug
Can hide seams
Can taper
Can make patterns on straight braids (arrowhead, zigzag, diamond)
Can e-lace OR shoe-lace independently
Can follow a pattern and count loops
Can butt braids by at least one method
Can butt braids by at least two methods
Can adjust fabric width or stuff strands to keep braid loops the same size with different fabrics
Can make perfectly placed color changes with no visible seam
Can braid and lace triple, quadruple corners
Can adjust lacing to keep patterns on curves

**w/a = with assistance