Message to CW Members

Complex Weavers President, Mimi Anderson, has sent the following message to all members.

Dear Complex Weavers members,

These are extraordinary times that we are facing. Our hearts go out to those impacted by COVID-19. This includes not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and families whose jobs, schools and lives have been affected.

Because of the situation we take a “wait and see” directive regarding the scheduled Seminars 2020, and Complexity, both planned for Knoxville, TN in July.

We are not a brick and mortar organization, fortunately, and our primary goal – to further the interest in weaving and related textile arts – can happen without meeting face-to-face. However, cancelling Seminars and Complexity would have significant financial ramifications for our organization, as well as being a huge disappointment.  So, at the moment, we are gathering information, paying close attention to the recommendations of the authorities and grappling with deciding the best course of action.

If you are registered or have considered coming, please hang onto that thought.  There are spaces available. Of course, if we need to cancel the entire event, all registrations will be refunded, less minimal administrative costs incurred.

As we all continue to adjust our daily lives while “hunkering down”, we hope you find a creative refuge in the safety of your home. Tapping into our creativity is one of the best ways to connect with ourselves and our loved ones.

Stay safe and stay tuned.


Mimi Anderson
President, Complex Weavers

Complexity Exhibit Schedule Change

Hi Everyone,


The Complexity exhibition has been very well received and attended at each of its three venues this year. The exhibition started at the Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. It moved to Tacoma, Washington for display at the CW Seminars and then traveled to Providence, Rhode Island during Convergence. In Providence, Complexity is exhibited at the Cohen Gallery within Brown University.


The committees who organized the exhibition and did the installations and removals of the works of art at each venue are to be greatly congratulated and thanked for their outstanding work.


While originally scheduled to be on display until August 14, Brown University informed us Thursday that they must completely close the building and the exhibit a week early to renovate the building before school starts.


The last exhibit day will be August 7, not August 14.

If you know someone in your area who was planning to visit the Complexity exhibit during the last week, please pass the word to them and to your other weaving contacts.


Richard Jeryan