AKS Gathering 2018

When: October 26th, 27th & 28th
Where: Tampa, Florida – Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore 2225 North Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33607
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 cancelled at least 48 hours prior to arrival date for refund. Rooms will be available until April 1, 2018 OR until the AKS Gathering rooms are sold out.

About the AKS Gathering
The AKS Gathering is a unique event designed specifically for kumihimo enthusiasts. It is a place to learn new techniques, to reinforce the fundamentals, and enjoy the camaraderie of others who share the same passion for kumihimo.

  • Three full days of classes with acclaimed instructors including Makiko Tada, Jacqui Carey, Giovanna Imperia, Adrienne Gaskell and others!
  • Informative and educational presentations each morning before class.
  • Small teacher to student ratio.
  • Complimentary lunch buffet on class days.
  • The Gathering Place, where attendees can get together during non-class time to braid and socialize.

Click here to submit a class proposal for the AKS Gathering 2018
Proposals for classes that have not been previously taught and projects that are unpublished will have a higher probability of acceptance. Teachers may submit multiple applications for review. Please complete a new application for each class proposal. Application includes compensation information.
Deadline for teacher applications February 10th, 2018.

Questions and other information contact Margaret Jeppesen moc.o1513573213ohay@1513573213tink21513573213jeam1513573213

The 2017 Inaugural AKS Gathering was a resounding success! 71 participants from around the country joined 10 outstanding instructors for 3 heavenly days of braiding in a comfortable, accommodating environment in Tampa, Florida. Participants had twenty-two classes to choose from offering a variety of learning opportunities in many forms of braiding and braid design, at skill levels from beginner to advanced.