KAWS is calling for both more vendors and more class proposals. They still have a few vendor spaces remaining and are extending the application deadline to Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Likewise, they still have class session slots available so they are also extending the class proposal deadline to Wednesday, October 21, 2015.
KAWS 2016 is being held April 15-17, 2016 at the Ramada Inn Downtown in Topeka, Kansas. The conference begins with an opening reception on Friday evening, classes and vendors on Saturday and Sunday, a keynote address by Anita Luvera Mayer at lunch on Saturday, and a sheep to shawl competition Saturday evening. Classes, the keynote and the participation in the Sheep to Shawl are limited to registered participants. The vendor area and opening reception are open to the public. Continuing in the KAWS tradition, vendors and classes are not limited to weaving and spinning. They will include all things fiber related.
Kansas City Weavers Guild member Susan Hoisington and her husband will have 5 pieces in “Visions of the Flint Hills”, a large juried show at the Buttonwood Artspace. The opening reception is Friday, Oct 2 from 6-9 and the exhibit runs through Nov 27 with gallery hours 9-5, Mon-Friday.
Tom and Susan coordinate to combine his photo expressions with her tapestry technique to create unique images of Kansas. The ever-changing beauty of the Flinthills provides inspiration for these works of art.
Sale for Weavers, Spinners Knitters and Braiders
530 W. Country Lane, KCMO
Saturday, September 26th 9:30 to 5
Sunday, September 27th 1 to 5
Gilmore loom, 8 harness, 12 treadles, sectional back beam, includes 12 & 15 dent-40” reeds, 2 lease sticks, extra heddles, adjustable-heighth bench. $850
Other items, individually priced:
Warping board 18” x 36” Sleying hooks
Warping frame – holds 60 spools for sectional warping
Tension Box Stick and boat shuttles
Penguin Quill Spinning Wheel Drop Spindle
One large and one small swift
Ball Winder Carders
Large amount of imported English rug wool & other types of yarn, also dog hair, llama hair, cotton, wool
Rug braiders, how-to book, fabric cutter, wool in strips
Numerous books on spinning, dyeing and weaving
Jan Cohen 816-942-5433
KC Weavers Guild member, Susan Hoisington, will teach Fiber Arts As A Business , September 5th, 2-4:00pm at Manna Meadows, 16842 Metro Ave, Bonner Springs KS 66012. The class will focus on the basic principles of operating a business as it relates to fiber arts. Class is suitable to all levels. Students may bring several items for pricing evaluation at the end of class. Cost is $30
Register by contacting Marta, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon, email@example.com
KANEKO invites you to the grand finale of their FIBER programming with two special events featuring world-famous textile designer, scholar and collector, Jack Lenor Larsen, on Wednesday, April 22 at KANEKO. 1111 Jones St, Omaha. This should not be missed!!! Jack Lenor Larsen is not only an internationally renowned textile designer and author, but also one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts. Becky Stevens and Barrie Mason are going if you’d like to caravan.
More info on their website: