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    • Entry Deadline: October 31st, 2021

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      Welcome to the American Kumihimo Society Website

      AKS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization striving to deepen the appreciation of braiding and encourage creativity by providing educational resources, support and connections for the braiding community worldwide. We invite braid enthusiasts of all skill levels to join us.

      Benefits of Joining AKS

      Supporting Member

      $5000Annually
      • Access to the worldwide Kumihimo community, resources and news
      • Educational conferences (Gatherings) both in-person and virtual
      • Purchase goods from the AKS store
      • Online, self-paced classes; a combination of written instruction, videos and interactive forums. Click here for current offerings
      • Early registration for conferences (Gatherings)
      • Gathering Threads, the annual AKS journal (mailed to AKS members) articles and projects by kumihimo experts
      • Education scholarships
      • Instructional techniques & tips for beginner to advanced braiders
      • Contests and exhibitions to challenge and inspire
      • Forums to share ideas, photos and ask questions of fellow members
      • Braid exchanges to connect with other braiders

      Guest Access

      Free
      • Access to the worldwide Kumihimo community, resources and news
      • Educational conferences (Gatherings) both in-person and virtual
      • Purchase goods from the AKS store
      • Online, self-paced classes; a combination of written instruction, videos and interactive forums. Click here for current offerings
      • Early registration for conferences (Gatherings)
      • Gathering Threads, the annual AKS journal (mailed to AKS members) articles and projects by kumihimo experts
      • Education scholarships Turn on screen reader support
      • Instructional techniques & tips for beginner to advanced braiders
      • Contests and exhibitions to challenge and inspire
      • Forums to share ideas, photos and ask questions of fellow members
      • Braid exchanges to connect with other braiders