Please contact our Workshop Chair Ruth Greenspan if you have any question about our workshops, or would like to suggest an instructor.

To reserve a spot, please  send a non-refundable deposit of $40 to:

Sue Carneal

P.O. Box 4362

Cave Creek, AZ 85327-4362

Make checks payable to AZ Desert Weavers. If you have to cancel we can only return your deposit if the workshop is full. Put the name of the workshop in the memo section of the check. Spaces will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis when Sue Carneal receives your deposit, so please act soon.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Kumihimo - Braiding on a Foam Disk with Rosalie Neilson

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Northtown Community Center

The workshop will focus on the braid structure known as 16-element Kongō Gumi where 8 elements are color A and eight elements are color B. The “Lattice” designs of Kongō Gumi feature a single motif outlined by a prominent diagonal line. The motifs can be symmetric or asymmetric. In the “Yin-Yang” braids of Kongō Gumi, the eight spots of color A are an exact replica of those in color B but they occur in the reverse direction with motifs that nestle into one another. Braiders will use a foam disk and satin cord to make two key chains. (Braiders who have a marudai may choose to braid their Kongō Gumi braids on the stand.)

Instructor will provide materials for two keyrings which includes satin cord, key rings, string for finishing tassel, instructions for both the “lattice” and “yin-yang” braids.

Braiders will need scissors, a 6” foam braiding disk, and counterweight (a film canister or medicine bottle filled with a two ounce fishing weight or 22 pennies)

Materials fee: $20

Workshop fee to be calculated depending on number of participants; anticipated to be between $60 and $80 for a six-hour workshop. The class will be limited to 18 participants.

Foam braiding disks available at

REGISTRATION: To reserve your spot, send a non-refundable deposit of $40 to Sue Carneal (more information at the top of the page).


Planned Workshops

Painted Warps with Sarah Saulson

A painted warp workshop with Sarah Saulson is planned for March. A full description and call for registration will be sent out to the membership this fall.