Events


July 19 - 22, 2020
Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park
Knoxville, TN

Complexity

Biennial international juried exhibit featuring works in complex structures including apparel, yardage, and art in 2 and 3-dimensions. Juried by Louise French, Lillian Whipple, and Louise Lemieux-Bérubé. Opening reception Sunday evening.

Fashion Show

A chance to show off your handwoven garments. Very informal – just a walk around the room – so fellow members can appreciate your work close up. Not to mention that all-important weaver’s handshake!

CW Showcase

Not inclined to drape yourself in table linens and strut around the room? No worries, this event is the place to showcase your household textiles, wall hangings, sculptures…

Poster Sessions

Have you been studying a weave structure or technique in depth?  Are you planning to publish a book?  Have ideas you’d like to share?  Doing a Poster Session at CW Seminars 2020 might be the perfect way to connect with other attendees about your interest.

These science fair style sessions use posters to illustrate the work or research with the poster creator standing by. It is an opportunity for others to not only learn about the topic but also share their thoughts on it.

See the forthcoming October 2019 CW Journal for an article by Carla Gladstone on this event.

Silent Auction

Enjoy the Complexity exhibit? This is a fun way to support our biennial exhibit, both by donating an auction item and by making a bid. Find out more and submit details of your donation here.

Marketplace

No conference is complete without at least a little shopping, be it books, yarns, tools or weavings. Vending at Seminars is limited to CW members.

Ephemeral Fabrics from Egypt and the Aegean: Before and After Tutankhamun

An exhibit and talk by Nancy Hoskins

Egyptian pharaohs, gods, goddesses, and Minoan maidens wear garments of extraordinary patterned fabrics found only in Late Bronze Age Aegean frescoes and New Kingdom tomb paintings. Scholars have questioned if the fabrics were imaginary and — if not — what materials and methods were used to form the color-rich cloth?  Art and archaeology merge in my quest to answer that question.

Ephemeral Fabrics is an exhibition of reasonable facsimiles of eighty façonné fabrics from the painted images. The samples, which were part of a research, weaving, writing project, were woven with a technique known to those who created the 14th century B.C. Tutankhamun textiles.