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AKS March 2021 Virtual Gathering

What does the $175 All Inclusive Bundle registration fee include? The registration fee includes attendance at ALL of the 6 classes. In addition, all of the classes will be recorded and registrants will have access for a 90-day period.  Registration is the same price for everyone. The mission of AKS is education, so our goal is […]

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Makiko Tada

Japan’s Makiko Tada is largely responsible for the growing international interest in the art of Kumihimo braiding. She creates designs from both traditional patterns and from her own original designs and is an expert on the long history of kumihimo.  After restoring ancient national treasure braids from the Kyoto National Museum, she dedicated them to […]

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Rosalie Neilson

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, and two instruction books written in Japanese. Throughout the years she has developed into a true master of the […]

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