December 2020

Merry, Merry Holidays! Happy Holidays! We hope all of you are staying safe and enjoying the holidays. The good news is that there is light at the end of the COVID tunnel and hopefully, by next summer, we will be able to resume our “normal” activities.  Because of COVID, AKS has a “new” normal. Out […]

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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 Winners Announced AKS is excited to announce the first AKS Annual Juried Exhibit featuring contemporary non-jewelry artworks The exhibit showcases 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, framing, or display devices,...

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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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