AKS Gathering 2020 ● Austin

The AKS Gathering 2020 will be 4 fabulous days of braiding with world-class instructors – October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The Gathering will bring together more than 100 men and women who share a passion for braiding and who love fiber, beads, color, learning, and fun!

The AKS Gathering 2020 will offer more than 30 classes taught by esteemed braiders including:

  • Makiko Tada
  • Masumi Tada
  • Claudia Wollny
  • Giovanna Imperia
  • Rosalie Nielson
  • Rebecca Combs
  • Carolyn Oliver
  • Adrienne Gaskell
  • Katherine Buenger
  • Michael Hattori
  • Anita Clark
  • Yin Guang
  • Esi Bani

Techniques and projects will be offered on the marudai, takadai, karakumidai, disk, Octo plate and more.  Special events will be held throughout the Gathering.

AKS Gathering 2020 will be the fourth meeting of AKS Kumistas from around the globe. With Texas flare and influence, this one will be the biggest and the best so far!

The venue for the Gathering 2020 is Austin, TX where the motto is “Keep Austin Weird.” Where else can you go and watch a million bats fly out from under a bridge only to return 12 hours later and do it again the next evening? Early October is also the Austin City Lights Music Festival with 8 stages for music and more than 125 performances. The food and weather promise to be outstanding as well.

Save the dates – October 1-4, 2020!

Watch for registration, hotel, and other information from the end of February to early March.

Up-to-date AKS Members (those who have paid their dues) will be given registration priority.