Florida, Southeast Cities

 STUDY GROUP City:  Southeast Cities State:  Florida Organizer:  Contact:  Debbie Mutter, Margie Hyatt Frequency of meetings:  Facebook Group or other URL:  Monthly, first meeting July 7th Email Us Experience Level:   All Levels Welcome Virtual Members Accepted?:  No   Equipment Used:   Focus: This meet-up group is for those of you who share the love of Kumihimo […]

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2018 June Newsletter

  • New Website launched
  • Member Spotlight | Beth Hardy
  • AKS Gathering 2018
  • First eStudy Group Announced
  • Strong showing at Bead & Button Show
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Giovanna Imperia

Member Spotlight: Giovanna Imperia

Giovanna Imperia is a self-taught kumista. She began braiding in the early 90’s after she purchased a book written by Rodrick Owen. That led her to more books written by Makiko Tada and Jacqui Carey, a book on how to use the ayatakedai by Makiko’s mother and then to actual workshops with the braiding greats […]

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AKS Gathering 2018 ● Tampa Florida

When: October 26, 27 & 28, 2018 Where: Tampa, Florida Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore – AKS Gathering rate $134 per night + tax. AKS has reserved a block of rooms with a special rate of $134 per night (plus applicable taxes). Ask for the AKS Gathering Rate. Rooms must be canceled at least 48 hours […]

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How I learned to Photograph My Braids

With my newfound love of Kumihimo, I wanted to combine my hobbies and start sharing the braids I created through photos. Jewelry seems to have particular challenges.  Thus, my quest to learn to take a better picture became my mission.  Whether you have a 35mm camera, a point-and-shoot, or you are using your cell phone, I think many of these tips will be helpful.

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Traveling Kumista

In the next few months, many of us are signed up for Kumihimo Classes at the Bead & Button Show and the AKS Gathering 2017.  I’m also headed to Florida for a three-month stay where I plan to do a lot of kumihimo. I panicked! What do I take? How much do I take? And, […]

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Member Spotlight: Lyn Christiansen

Lyn Christiansen is an artist based in Boston, Massachusetts.  Her kumihimo based artworks combines braids using a wide range of materials in wall hangings, 3D compositions, and wearables. In 2016, she curated and exhibited in “Twisted Again: The New Kumihimo”, an international group show at Lasell College in Newton, MA, featuring innovators using Kumihimo techniques. […]

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