Evening programs, lunchtime meetings

Evening programs
Thursday,  July 13
7 – 9:30 pm Gallery and Fashion Show Awards
Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
Address by Tom Knisely:  “What we can learn from Antique Textiles”
Friday, July 14
7 – 9 pm Reception and Shop ’til You Drop
Campus Center, all levels
Saturday, July 15
7 – 9 pm Annual Meeting and keynote speaker
Address by Lynda Teller Pete:  “They Will Know Our Names”
Lunchtime Meetings

Complex Weavers
Cutter/Ziskind Dining Hall
Friday, 12:15pm

Complex Weavers is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of handweaving, to encourage weavers to develop their own creative styles, to inspire through research. All current members of Complex Weavers and all interested weavers are called to attend the meeting, with CW President Lynn Smetko presiding. An introduction to CW, the meeting will include a Question & Answer session. Members are encouraged to bring examples from Study Groups to share. Complex Weavers has been in existence since 1975 with 1,200 members around the world. Eighteen Study Groups are available for members, including several for fewer than 8 shafts. Diana Frost is the New England Area Liaison. Don’t think of Complex Weavers as being too complex – just a little more complex than you’re doing now!

Everyone is welcome!

Cross Country Weavers
Cutter/Ziskind Dining Hall
Saturday, 12:15pm

Cross Country Weavers, which began in 1957, is a group of 30 weavers who weave samples for each other and for two traveling notebooks. At the end of the year, one notebook is sent to the Thousand Island Arts Center, Clayton, NY and the other to the University of Mass-Dartmouth Textile department in New Bedford, MA. One of the notebooks will be at the NEWS meeting for people to see. Assignments are decided at NEWS for the following two years, usually alternating a color assignment with a particular weave structure. For 2015, the subject was “All White.” The theme for 2017 is “Diamonds”, in honor of the group’s 60th year. When there is an open position in the group, a new member is recommended by two current members.

Non-members are welcome to attend the meeting at NEWS to see what it’s all about.

Cutter/Ziskind Dining Hall
Saturday, 12:15pm

TWIST, Tablet Weavers’ International Studies and Techniques, is a volunteer-run organization that promotes and supports tablet weaving around the world. TWIST helps tablet weavers improve and expand their skills through a journal, website, internet discussion group, sample exchanges, and informal gatherings at fiber arts conference. TWIST has more than 350 members in over 25 countries. Initially formed at Convergence 1994 as a study group of Complex Weavers, the group soon struck out on its own. The eagerness of the founding members to communicate resulted in what became the TWIST journal.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in tablet/card weaving.