AKS Gathering 2020 ● Austin


The AKS Gathering 2020 will be held October 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 25 classes taught by world-renowned master braiders including Makiko Tada, Claudia Wollny, Giovanna Imperia, Rosalie Nielson, Rebecca Combs, and Adrienne Gaskell.   Other well-known and popular teachers will also be at AKS Gathering 2020 to teach new techniques, projects on the disk and marudai, design and color.  Special events will be held throughout the Gathering.

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.

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

If you are interested in joining the AKS Gathering 2020 faculty and teaching a course, watch the AKS website for the instructor’s application. Note: Classes for projects and techniques that have not been previously published or taught will be given priority.

Save the dates – October 2-4, 2020!

Watch for registration, hotel, and other information after the first of the year. Up-to-date AKS Members (those who have paid their dues) will be given registration priority.