The AKS Virtual Gathering team announced the dates for three virtual conferences in 2022: April 2 - 3 June 25 - 26 November 5 - [...]
One of the AKS founding members, Joan Anderson, has passed. Her daughter Amy was with her when she passed away in the hospital. She was [...]
Karen DeSousa was known to many in the kumihimo community as a talented author and teacher. She started her own craft company which published five [...]
The competition was intense! AKS held its First Annual Juried Exhibit, “Braids Not to Wear”. A competition of contemporary non-jewelry original artworks during the 2020 [...]
The American Kumihimo Society is proud to name Makiko Tada the 2020 recipient of the AKS Lifetime Achievement Award. This is in recognition of her [...]
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.