July 2020

Dear Friends of AKS,  Registration for the AKS Virtual Gathering 2020 opens for members this Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 12 noon ET. This event is going to be great and we can’t wait! The classes are listed on the website and below are some FAQs. The daily schedule with a complete list of FAQs will be […]

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June 2020

Dear Friends of AKS, In spite of the COVID Lockdown, it is an exciting time for AKS. First, and foremost, we hope you are doing well and staying safe! And we hope you are braiding up a storm. Makiko’s revised Marudai “Bible” is available, Rebecca Combs has a new book released this week, and the […]

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Braids Not to Wear Contest

– A Competition and Virtual Exhibit Entry Deadline: August 30, 2020 AKS is excited to announce the first AKS Annual Juried Exhibit featuring contemporary non-jewelry artworks The exhibit will showcase artwork created using braiding techniques in all media Sculptural Artwork Guidelines: Not to exceed 10 inches (25 cm) in any direction. The artwork, including mounting,...

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May 2020

From the Editor Greetings All, I hope you are safe and doing well.  In this email, we feature: Registration for Carolyn Haushalter’s new eStudy Group based on Catherine Martin’s book, An article by Shirley Berlin on how to “keep your bobbins as smooth as a baby’s bottom,” A pattern for a 4th of July American […]

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How To Keep Your Bobbins (Tama) Smooth…

by Shirley Berlin Bobbins should be as “smooth as a baby’s bottom”. If you ever want to work with fine strands of silk, 80 or so to the bobbin, you will need bobbins without snags or flaws. Diehard braiders want bobbins to be silky smooth! Occasionally you may need to smooth out your bobbins, or […]

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Braid Exchange

AKS Braid Exchange

Join the AKS Braid Exchange! What is a Braid Exchange? It is a group of braiders who make samples to share with one another through the mail. It’s a great way to share and learn.

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Volunteer of the Year Beth Hardy

Volunteer of the Year

Beth Hardy has been recognized as the AKS Volunteer of the Year for her work as the Social Media Editor. If you have been on the AKS FaceBook page then you are familiar with the wonderful and informative daily content provided by Beth. Beth also manages the AKS Pinterest and Instagram pages.

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Member Spotlight: Beth Hardy

Beth Hardy is truly a traveling kumista. After serving 21 years in the US Navy and a second career working as a horticulturist, Beth and her husband bought an Airstream Travel Trailer, gave up their permanent address, and started an adventure that many of us only dream of. That was 8 years ago. Her hobbies […]

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