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


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. The exhibition opens at The Emporium Arts Center on Friday, July 1 (more information here). There will be a reception for Seminars attendees 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! Since the Fashion Show MC will read the details of your piece aloud, the organisers kindly request that you type your entry into this form (one form per entry to the show) and bring it with you to Seminars.

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. To help with planning, please email Ivy DeHart by June 1 to let her know what you propose to bring. The entry form with more details is available here.

Poster Sessions

The Poster Session was instituted to allow Complex Weavers members to show/share projects and studies they are working on or have recently completed. Please email Teresa Edmisten to let her know you will be participating in the Poster Session this summer and what size of poster you plan to bring. Download the key information here.

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. If you plan to contribute an item, please use this form and email Angela Schneider to let her know what you will be donating.


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. Email Amy Norris by June 1 to indicate that you would like to participate, and use this entry form to describe the items you will be selling.

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.