2013 NW Weavers
Sponsored by the Association of Northwest Weavers'
The 2013 NW Weavers Conference, sponsored by Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds, will be June 17-23, 2013. The conference will be held on the campus of Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Twenty-four world class instructors are teaching more than 75 workshops, seminars and classes during the conference!
Registration is now open. Click here to visit our Registration Open webpage and carefully read our on-line registration instructions before you begin. Many workshops, seminars and 1 day classes are full or they are nearing their maximum number, so don't procrastinate! Click here to check which workshops, seminars and one-day classes are still available. Plus a new one-day registration option has been added.
Start your conference shopping list today -- check out our Marketplace Mall!
The primary conference host for 2013 is the Seattle Weavers' Guild. Joining the Seattle Weavers Guild members in planning the conference are ANWG member guilds from throughout northwestern Washington and British Columbia.
ANWG is an association of fiber arts guilds located within the Pacific Northwest US and Western Canada.
Guilds become ANWG members when they pay dues to ANWG. Individuals become a member of a guild by paying dues to the guild. Each individual of a Member Guild is also a member of ANWG. Click here to learn more about ANWG.
Crossing Borders Crossing Threads
The 2013 conference theme is "Crossing Borders, Crossing Threads." It is an appropriate theme for a weaving conference at Western Washington University, so near the Canadian border in Bellingham. It is a theme that honors the influences of the many cultures whose people have crossed borders and brought their weaving traditions with them. The theme also celebrates the influences of woven borders and traditional cultures on design and color in our modern world.
Registration is now open. Click here to visit our Registration Open webpage and carefully read our on-line registration instructions before you begin. Seminars and workshops are open to everyone, with reduced fees for those who belong to ANWG member guilds.
The Registration Booklet is available HERE. If you are using dial-up to access the internet, visit this webpage instead of attempting to download our Registration Booklet.
If you would like to join our e-mailing list, click here and in the subject line type "ANWG NW Weavers Conference E-mailing List." Include your name and e-mail address in the body of your message. We will be sending out newsletters, providing all the latest information about the conference.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the
conference, please email us at
Marketplace Mall will be open to those attending the conference and the
general public. The Marketplace Mall entry is free!
At the Marketplace Mall you will find a wide variety of yarns, fibers, weaving equipment and more. Click here to check out the merchants participating in the Marketplace Mall.
The Marketplace Mall will be in Western Washington University's Carver Gym. The public is invited to shop during all Marketplace open hours.
- Thursday, June 20 - noon—6 p.m.
- Friday, June 21 - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 22 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
conference features more than 75 workshops, seminars, and
one-day classes. The courses include beginner to advanced
instruction in a wide a variety of fiber techniques, including
weaving, spinning, dyeing, papermaking, software, backstrap weaving,
jewelry making, braiding and more!
These workshops and seminars are designed and taught by weaving and textile experts from around the world. The conference workshops will begin June 18, 2013 and the seminars and one-day classes will begin June 21, 2013. Click here to see the daily schedule of workshops, seminars and one-day classes.
To review the materials lists for the workshops, seminars and one day classes, click here.
conference entry forms and the registration form are now available to download from these webpages:
Cross Borders Inspiration Fashion Show
Crossing Juried Show
Open Borders, Woven Communities Open Show
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