Anniston, AL – On Saturday, April 8th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am Blackberry Hill Alpaca Farm will be the location for this unique event. Throughout history, people braided using many different techniques. In this workshop, guest instructor Julie Brown will focus on Kumihimo and fingerloop braiding. Kumihimo, meaning “gathered threads”, is a traditional form of rope weaving originating in Japan. Julie will explain how to make your own homemade Marudai (braiding stand) and how you can use this to make your own rope and trim with endless possibilities. We will then discover the importance of fingerloop braiding, an ancient technique of loop manipulation during Medieval times and practice making braids of various shapes and sizes.