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The Fort Worth Weavers Guild will host its biennial hand woven textile exhibition, “In The Eye of the Beholder: Inspiration in Fiber,” September 4 through September 28, 2013, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX
A Complex Weavers Award will be given for excellent work in the area of complex interlacements. For more information you may visit www.fortworthweaversguild.org
American Batik Design Competition is a challenge to US-based designers, professional or amateur, to craft batik designs with a distinct American style. Winning designers will travel to cities in Indonesia for a 2-week batik tour and each receive a cash prize of $7,000, plus exhibitions in Indonesia and the U.S. Entry deadline is July 12, 2013. See full announcement on the ITAA website under Opportunities/Special Calls and visit http://ambericanbatik.embassyofindonesia.org for more information.
Francie Alcorn died Wednesday, Nov 7 at her home in Seattle, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. Francie was membership chair for Complex Weavers for more years than we can easily count and spent untold number of hours serving the membership in that capacity. Her contribution to CW was enormous and gratefully acknowedged.
Members in the Southeastern region may be interested in entering the 2013 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles Juried Exhibit, "In The Minds Eye". The exhibit is open to artists in AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, and Washington,DC. All fiber techniques are encouraged. See the Prospectus for eligibility requirements. The entry deadline is February 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.chgweb.com. or contact Christine Stanton, 2013 Exhibit Chair: email@example.com .
Josephine Robins Lippard Earl, 74, formerly of Spartanburg, SC, died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Bozeman, MT. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, after battling breast cancer with courage and dignity.
I was very sorry to hear about Jo. I worked with her on a daily basis for 8 years on the board of Complex Weavers and interacted with her at Seminars and in study groups. Had to laugh when I read an obit for her which said she worked on simple websites - she developed the CW site into a huge resource of zillions of pages, not simple at all. Jo was utterly reliable, quick to reply and implement new ideas, and interested in development of new directions both in the website and in CW in general. While board discussions sometimes got "lively," Jo was serene, unflappable, constructive, and always pleasant. Her deep faith and love of family seemed to be her touchstone and center of peace. She will be missed, but her work and friendships bear testimony to this lovely person. --Laurie Autio
Many of you will have known Jo as the Complex Weavers web mistress for many years, and she was a member of CW for many more. She was an exceptional person, a wonderful and dedicated colleague, and the most giving human being you could imagine. Her passing leaves a huge hole at the heart of Complex Weavers and in the hearts of everyone privileged to know her. --Wendy Morris
Occasionally in life one meets a person whose kindness, wit and love for all around her enriches our own lives. Jo Earl was such a person. She was a private person who found joy in her faith and family. Her curious mind reflected her desire to learn more.
In the many years we worked together she never lost patience with those around her. She would gently nudge me when deadlines approached. We often checked each others work. Here her wonderful humor would bring a smile and a shared laugh. To have a person whose comments were constructive while willingly accepting suggestions about what she was doing made our exchanges productive and rewarding.
The precision in math appealed to Jo. She would apply her math skills whenever possible. The Math and Textiles study group allowed her to combine her interest in math with her new found weaving knowledge. As a member of the Ecclesiastical study group she was once again able to express her joy in two different areas. Jo contributed articles to the Journal and helped compile the index for the Newsletters/Journals.
Jo was always willing to help. She did so with a gracious dignity that left one feeling good about life. Her attitude encouraged one to do their best. Her passing leaves us with wonderful memories and the desire to strive to meet her expectations. --Wanda Shelp
Collingwood DVD's are available again. In the USA, the 2-disk set is available from our Order form. The price is $15 per set, plus shipping. In the UK, the set is available from The Handweavers Studio in London; email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Index to Complex Weavers Journal is now available at cw-index.pdf. It covers newsletters and Journals from number 1 through the October 2011 issue.
Suggestions? If you have suggestions or comments for Complex Weavers, the CW web site, or the CW Board, please go to CW Suggestion Box and tell us about it.