Kumihimo Demonstration at Coral Spring Craft Guild

August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm I will be visiting the Coral Springs Craft Guild and giving a demonstration of how I make my kumihimo jewelry.  I will be using a marudai (traditional Japanese braiding stand) and will show how it works using beads, gemstones and pearls. Hope you can join the […]

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Happy New Year – A look back at 2014

January 15, 2015
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 2014 – What an Exciting Year, here are some of the highlights:   The Year Started off with Two Great Art Shows In January and February I was honored to be invited to exhibit my jewelry at two of Florida’s premiere juried art shows; Temple Beth El Art Show in St. Petersburg, Florida and (for […]

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Makiko Tada’s Revised Marudai Book

June 9, 2014
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The revised edition of Makiko Tada’s Book:  Comprehensive Treatise of Braids I: Maru-dai braids is now available at my Shop. The book still contains directions for the original 120 braid structures from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo along with the color photographs of each braid. The book is written in Japanese and English. This revisions […]

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Miami Kumihimo Workshop Scheduled

March 15, 2014

After many requests I have scheduled a 3-day  intensive intro marudai workshop in my home studio and it will be limited to 6 students. Date: April 23 – 25. Only two seats remaining, so contact me asap if you are interested. Agaskell@me.com or 305-301-4976. Students will work on individual projects using their own materials or, […]

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Makiko Tada Teaching in Miami Feb. 26 – March 2

January 15, 2014
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Email AGaskell@me.com to sign up for classes Makiko Tada of Japan is a master craftsperson with over 40 years experience as an internationally recognized Kumihimo teacher. She is a braider, designer, researcher and lecturer at Kyoto Institute of Technology and Japan Women’s University. As well, she is the author of ”Comprehensive Treatise of Braids 1 to 6”, […]

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