Showing posts from July, 2018


We have block booked rooms at the two main hotels on the plaza and where there will be conference events happening as well.

The Coast Inn of the North is where some of the workshops and seminars will be happening, as well as the guild booths, while the Courtyard Marriott will have exhibits and some other events.

The Coast Inn of the North is pet friendly and has a range of rooms available.  The Comfort Double has two double beds and the maximum number of people is four.  Two can stay for the same price as one.

The Courtyard Marriott is the newest addition to the downtown for guest accommodations.  They also have a variety of qualities of rooms available, plus special amenities like the only salt water swimming pool in town.

The Courtyard has just provided us with a link for people wanting to get their rooms organized

Do let the hotels know that you are with the Association of Northwest Weavers Conference.  The Courtyard link will get you to the appropriate place for their hotel.


Fashion Show

One of the highlights of the ANWG conference is the fashion show.  We encourage people to be thinking about our theme of Confluences - how the different textile arts can be combined - and plan on entering a garment (or fashion accessory) into the fashion show.

We are working on the entry forms for this and the other exhibits and will be posting the forms in the next few weeks.

Even if you don't enter the fashion show, we encourage people to create unique clothing and wear it during the conference.

Telling Stories

One of the things most textile teachers have in common is their stories.

With this in mind, we will be scheduling an author signing event and several of the instructors have already committed to participating.

Since books are heavy, we are suggesting that vendors bring in books for purchase, or bring your own copies and have the author sign it.

Textiles are made all over the world by every culture.  Every culture has a story about their textiles, whether they make cordage, felt, spin and weave.  In Europe folk or 'fairy' tales frequently have textiles as part of their plot - Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel (some versions say they left a trail of string to find their way out of the woods),  The Swan Princes, Rapunzel and so on.

Some of the earliest textiles found so far are neolithic - the string skirts depicted in the small goddess figurines.  These skirts were made using spindles or spun on the thigh and were highly prized given the labour it took to make them.

We look fo…