Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fabulous Fiber 2015

Fabulous Fiber ‘15
Save the dates – September 9-12, 2015! Fabulous Fiber ’15, a mini-conference, will be held at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden, WA on that Wednesday through Saturday.
We are excited that Karen Selk will be providing our keynote address on the evening of Sept. 9.  Karen was the managing director of Treenway Silks for over 30 years, and she has been a textile designer and artist since 1972.  She has traveled extensively throughout Asia, learning and being inspired by all aspects of silk production and traditions.  She’ll be sharing those experiences with us in her keynote address. 
She will also offer a two-day workshop on “Artful Embellishing.” She’ll show how to use stitches, beads, threads, ribbons, cords, tassels, cocoons, feathers, lace and other items for artful finishes on your creative project.
Along with Karen’s workshop, there will be a range of workshops offered on Thursday through Saturday.  Courtney Jensen will be offering a class on Raven’s Tail weaving, Kim McKenna a class on natural dyeing, Marilyn Romatka a class on bow loom weaving, Liz Moncrief a class on double weave, and Donna Hunter a class on felting. There will be more workshops offered as we fill out the schedule. There will be workshops on a range of techniques, suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced.
The conference will also feature exhibits from workshop leaders and attendees, a vendors’ hall, informal study groups, and plenty of space to spend time with your fiber friends. 
The instructors’ exhibits will be on display for the months of August and September, and will be shown in the Fine Arts Gallery and the entryway into the Jansen Art Center.  The attendees’ juried show will be in the Chamber Hall, along with some instructional posters on weaving, dyeing, spinning, and felting.
Stay tuned for more specifics as plans are firmed up.  Please visit the Whatcom Weavers Guild website for details as they become available (
This mini-conference is sponsored in part through a grant from ANWG to the Whatcom Weavers Guild and the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild.  We are grateful to ANWG for providing that support.