Lyn Christiansen

Boston, Massachusetts, USA Lyn Christian is an artist whose Kumihimo-based artworks combine braids using a wide range of materials in wall hangings, 3D compositions, and wearables. Her work is shown widely, most recently at the Milwaukee Museum of Art and in her curated international group show “Twisted Again: The New Kumihimo” for the Wedeman Gallery, […]

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Jacqui Carey

Jacqui Carey

England Jacqui Carey is a maker, teacher, author, and researcher of braids, having specialized in the subject since graduating with a degree in woven textiles in 1985. Her work as a practicing craftsperson is known worldwide, and her knowledge shared through teaching and numerous publications. She helped established the Braid Society and is a Queen […]

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Katherine Buenger

Katherine Buenger

Minnesota, USA Katherine enjoys many fiber-related arts, including weaving, spinning, Kumihimo, ply-split braiding, and braiding with Sami tin thread. Whether it is spinning the yellow pages, computer tape, or adding telephone wire to weavings, she likes finding something different and fun to do with her art. Katherine has taught Sami-inspired bracelets at The Weavers Guild […]

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Shirley Berlin

Shirley Berlin

Vancouver Island, Canada & England Shirley completed City & Guilds Creative Studies: Textiles with distinction. She taught an early version of the Laramie braid in Japan at the First International Kumihimo Conference in 2007. She works at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in England, teaching the unsuspecting public about narrow wares, especially braiding. Be warned, […]

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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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New from Gathering

Our inaugural Gathering was an outstanding success. With 71 attendees from around the country, and 10 outstanding teachers, it was a full weekend of braiding. Each morning, we started with a presentation; Friday morning was Makiko Tada on the History and Future of Kumihimo. Saturday featured Adrienne Gaskell with thoughts on the artistic design process, […]

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