[Ansteorra] April 27-29, the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston guild
hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 31 12:29:41 PST 2007
This is a modern conference, but some of you may be interested,
On April 27-29, the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston guild will host
the statewide conference at the Omni Hotel Westside (I-10 and Eldridge).
The conference is held every two years in different locations around
Texas. This year the conference will be in Houston and it promises to
be a very exiting event not only for weavers but anyone interested in
fibers and textiles.
The conference program includes workshops and seminars on a wide range
of topics: from color and design, to painting and printing of cloth and
yarns, 3-D shibori, spinning and dyeing for weavers and knitters, off
loom bead weaving, silk fusion, needle felting, nuno felting, gelatin
printing on fabric, as well as a wide range of weaving topics.
In addition, there will be various exhibits at the Omni, plus an
invitational exhibit cosponsored by the Houston Center for Contemporary
Craft which will feature four major fiber artists with spectacular work
ranging from wearables to tapestries.
Lastly, the conference will have an incredible lineup of local, regional
and national vendors from Habu Textiles with its unique Japanese
yarns, to local artist Dottie Wood with her wonderful enamels,
Helstrom's Gallery and Colores del Pueblo with their textiles and
tribal jewelry from Asia and South America. There will be something for
everyone weavers and non weavers who just love fiber: hand-dyed
yarns, stainless steel silk, fine cottons and linens, mohair, alpaca,
silk and llama. There will be kits for weavers and knitters as well as
tools for weavers, spinners, felters, silk fusion, beaders.
Even if you are not planning to attend the conference, plan to visit
the vendors' hall: you are bound to find some textile or some yarn
you cannot live without. For further details on the conference, please
go to www.contemporary <http://www.contempo raryhandweaverso ftextas.org>
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