I sell supplies and equipment for braiding, tablet weaving, and other "small" techniques. A perennial problem has been that there's no source for high-quality weaving yarns in small quantities. Knitting yarns aren't right, and even the best weaving yarns come in quantities far greater than the tablet weaver or braider requires. Tablet weavers who want to do continuous warping need four (or more) cones of yarn, and who can afford that? Stringpage Supplies is now offering hand-dyed silk and cotton in two sizes and in a range of colors. Linen is also available, and wool suitable for tablet weaving will be coming soon. Everything is available in 100-yard quantities, and is wound onto quills so that you can warp or measure right away. Larger quantities are available, and skeins can be provided for the dye-it-yourselfer. I hope that you will find everything you need for braiding and narrow weaving. If something is missing, please let me know.
Here are some of the things we've had in the past:
FFF I Classes
FFF II Classes
FFF III Classes
FFF IV Classes
FFF V Classes
FFF VI Classes
FFF VII Classes
FFF VIII Classes
FFF IX Classes
FFF X Classes
Topics in medieval and early Renaissance science have been moved to their own website at www.astronomicum.com. Some of the subjects over there: medieval astronomy and astrology (and related cosmology), herbals and the perception of plants, and cryptography.
String art: try your local library - mine has a couple of books on the subject. Also, there's a very nice web page with information, patterns and photographs.
Hair braiding: I have been sent a couple of links - thanks!