Calling all CW members…

To mark the 40th Anniversary of CW in 2018, we will be publishing our first full-color book. Eight Shafts: Beyond the Beginning will provide a modern look at using eight shafts and 8-shaft combinations in inspiring ways through finished pieces.

You can see an outline of the project here. There are links to further details and to the sign-up form. Note that you will need to be logged in to the website to proceed.

Submission is open to all CW members, and we hope that you will feel as excited about this project as we do. You do not need to be a master weaver, published author, award winner, or known teacher to participate. As you consider a piece to enter, focus on what takes the work “beyond the beginning” and into something uniquely yours.

Join us in Milwaukee!

We are hosting a reception in the Jazz Gallery at the Riverwest Artists Association on Friday August 5 from 6 – 8 pm. View Complexity 2016, enjoy refreshments, and chat with weavers – we would love to meet you.

The gallery is at 926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI. Public transportation is available, as is a taxi or Uber. If you are attending HGA’s Convergence, Bus #14 departs from the Convention Center (400 West Wisconsin Avenue) and you can take it to the stop at Humboldt & Center; there is a two-minute walk from the bus stop to Jazz Gallery.

Hope to see you there!

Greatest Hits cover

Greatest Hits

We are delighted to announce that Complex Weavers’ Greatest Hits is back in print!

This book, a compilation of CW members’ favourite drafts, was published in 2000 in honor of the 21st birthday of Complex Weavers. It includes drafts from 2 to ? shafts, drafts for drawlooms, kumihimo, tablet weaving, and passementerie. Each draft includes threading or block profile, tieup, treadling or peg plan (both when possible), and a drawdown if applicable. Suggested uses for the draft are included. The author of each design is given.
The book also includes a CD with all the drafts in .wif format.

It is now available for $34.95 plus shipping from the Complex Weavers Marketplace. (For international shipping estimates contact Amy Norris, Merchandise Chair before ordering)









MAFA 2017:  A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities

A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities”

July 20 to 23, 2017

Millersville University, Millersville, Pa.

Providing inspiration and educational experiences to fiber enthusiasts at all levels of expertise, the MidAtlantic Fiber Association’s (MAFA) 2017 conference features in-depth workshops and a full complement of activities including a fashion show, sample exchange, open studio evening and vendor hall–and more! More information at and follow MAFA on Facebook, Ravelry, or Twitter.

Colorado Springs Colorado Weavers Day Conference

Colorado Springs Colorado Weavers Day Conference, Sat, May 21, 2016 at University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway). Keynote speakers, seminars, lunch and more. For more information and to register (now – May 10th), go to