Events


July 10 - 13, 2022
Marriott Knoxville Downtown
Knoxville, TN

Complexity

Biennial international juried exhibit featuring works in complex structures including apparel, yardage, and art in 2 and 3-dimensions. Juried by Robyn Spady, Betty Vera, and Julie Hedges. Opening reception on Sunday, July 10, 2022

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, and enjoy the weavers’ handshake! The entry form will be available here shortly.

Off the Runway

We want to see what you’ve been weaving! This event is the place to showcase anything and everything you have been weaving:  Scarves, household textiles, art pieces, braids, and the list goes on. The entry form will be available here shortly.

Poster Sessions

Have you been studying a weave structure or technique in depth?  Are you planning to publish a book?  Have ideas you would like to share?  Doing a Poster Session at CW Seminars 2022 might be the perfect way to connect with other attendees about your interest.

These science fair style sessions use posters to illustrate 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 the subject matter.

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. Details of how to participate will be made available here soon.

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. Come back soon to download the entry form.

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.