Maya Web

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    Support AKS and its mission*Maintain active annual membership in AKSGive time, attend at least 75% of AKS board meetings and make every effort to be on time and to stay until […]

  • Winners Announced

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  • Maya Web wrote a new post, Tonbo 2 months ago

    Plants and Animals

    Entrant: Shawnee Holmberg

    MATERIALS – Thin wire armature & Fiber: rayon ribbon , beaded bead, rayon

    COMMENTS – “Tonbo” Japanese symbol of regeneration & immortality

  • Plants and Animals

    Third Place Winner

    Entrant: Phyllis Straus

    MATERIALS – The basket is made with a Naiki braid with aluminum wire core; Snake braid is Claudia Woolny’s version of a Hira Kara 16 […]

  • Plants and Animals

    Second Place Winner

    Entrant: Jane Peterson

    MATERIALS – Japanese precut silk, Japanese precut metallic fiber, Beadsmith fancy aluminum wire, artistic wire 24 gauge, glass […]

  • Plants and Animals

    First Place Winner

    Entrant: Shirley Berlin

    MATERIALS – Fuse wire, beads, found object

  • Totally Kumihimo

    First Place Winner

    Entrant: Shawnee Holmberg

    MATERIALS – Various fibers

    COMMENTS – I’m an Ikebana Master…..This is cylindrical vase made from 27 kumi “thrums”/samples/pendant […]

  • Fiber Only

    First Place Winner

    Entrant: Phyllis Straus

    MATERIALS – Rust color yarn & Variegated rayon loop yarn from Blue Heron

    COMMENTS – Edo Yatsu braid made with 1/2 each of the above yarns. The […]

  • PLAYFUL | Humorous or Silly

    Entrant: Cindy Heineman

    MATERIALS – Acrylic Fibers

  • Maya Web wrote a new post, Sea Dragon 2 months ago

    PLAYFUL | Humorous or Silly

    Third Place Winner

    Entrant: Beth Hardy

    MATERIALS – Outer Body Materials: Japanese Metallic Fiber, Handmade lamp worked beads, Swarovski Crystals, Recycled glass ring, […]

  • PLAYFUL | Humorous or Silly

    Second Place Winner

    Entrant: Susan Anderson

    SIZE – H – 4″ Diameter – 3.5″

    MATERIALS – 8 tama Kongo-gumi, Delica seed beads, Superlon Micro, Alabaster

    COMMENTS – […]

  • Maya Web wrote a new post, Quaranta 2 months ago

    PLAYFUL | Humorous or Silly

    First Place Winner

    Entrant: Barb Gores

    MATERIALS – Paper (gum wrappers)

    COMMENTS – The Italian word “Quaranta” translates to “Forty” in English and is the origin […]

  • Diverse Materials

    First Place Winner

    Entrant: Carolyn Kerr

    MATERIALS – Tree twigs, Japanese silk, twine, embroidery thread, Japanese metallic thread, seed beads

  • Diverse Materials

    Second Place Winner

    Entrant: Susan Basch

    MATERIALS – Antique kimono silk fabric, cotton fabric, sterling silver, mother of pearl, coral beads, seed beads, metallic thread, silk […]

  • Maya Web wrote a new post, Interweave 2 months ago

    Diverse Materials

    Third Place Winner (Tie)

    Entrant: Shirley Berlin

    MATERIALS – Sample braids, wire frame

  • Diverse Materials

    Third Place Winner (Tie)

    Entrant: Rosalynn Rothstein

    MATERIALS – U lock, paper clips, codder pins, silk, and cable ties

  • Maya Web wrote a new post, Rain Bells 2 months ago

    Diverse Materials

    Entrant: Carolyn Oliver

    MATERIALS – Adriafil Cupido yarn, glass beads, crystal bead, wire, Nanofil

    COMMENTS – This piece was inspired by the spiral shape that winding anda gumi has […]

  • Diverse Materials

    Entrant: Shawnee Holmberg

    MATERIALS – My ceramic weaving, Kumihimo braids, bamboo, tree fungus, my origami frog and dragonfly, and felted bug

    COMMENTS – I started with weaving […]

  • Rosalie Neilson has been making kumihimo braids for more than 35 years. In 1980, she visited a Tokyo kimono factory, became enamored with kumi braids, took a private class, and came home with a marudai, kakudai, […]

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