Articles Wanted for the Next Edition

AKS is seeking articles on braiding techniques as well as kumihimo projects. Do you have an idea for an article for the Gathering Threads 2021? Send your idea to Carol Benner and she will be glad to discuss it with you.

AKS members receive a free copy of Gathering Threads. New for 2021 – Gathering Threads goes digital. For those who enjoy holding a book, don’t worry, a print version will also be available.

Not an AKS member? You can purchase all issues of Gathering Threads in the AKS Store.

Some of the hightights of the 2020 issue:

Braiding During COVID – Several braiders in the US and beyond share stories of how their braiding communities were able to find creative ways to braid together during the year of the lock down.

The Exhibition Not Open “KUMIHIMO – Zig Zag Magic“ – Due to COVID 19 the LIXIL Braid Exhibition that was scheduled to be held from March 6th to May 19th, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan never opened. The venue was all set up and the exhibits were all on display as they waited for the opening. In this in-depth overview Makiko Tada takes us on a virtual tour complete with exhibition photos, history and more.

Several braiding projects – Masumi Tada, Makiko Tada, and Katherine Buenger all share some very creative tutorials. Enjoy kumihimo projects on the octo plate and marudai as well as Sami Braids that are worked by hand without equipment.

Technique articles – Learn some great techniques for the marudai, disk and octo plate from Rosalie Neilson, Yin Guang, Carolyn Haushalter and Beth Hardy.