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Down to the Crunch

We are working furiously on getting the details of the conference nailed down as accurately as possible.

We hope to have the 'big reveal' shortly...


We have chosen our instructors from the textile community to share their passion with others.

Several are authors of articles and books.  Some are hosting on line classes.  Some are better known than others.  But each of them has a passion for fibre, yarn, cloth.

They individually come to textiles from various directions but all are eager to share their knowledge with others.

Seminars are tastes of their passion.  We hope that people take the seminars as a way to broaden their knowledge and perhaps find new and intriguing things to discover.

Many of us practice multiple crafts.  Some of us might like to add one or two more.  Or at least learn enough about something to point others in that direction when it is appropriate.

We have 24 instructors.  There are dyers, spinners, knitters, felters, weavers.  Some braid, harvest fibres, grow dye plants.  There is so much to learn, so little time to learn it.

Conferences can bring a wealth of information and help individuals make valuable con…

Textile Technology

drawdown from Fiberworks software
Working with textiles in the 21st century is enhanced by the technology available!

For weavers we have weaving software and Bob Keates has been one of the leading software developers since the 1980s.  Bob will lead a two day workshop plus seminars for Windows and Mac users.

With the rise of the Internet, textile artists can sell their work online.  Yoriko Oki will discuss setting up an Esty shop.

Laurie Steffler will look at modern approaches to felting and how things like a microwave and pool noodles will make it go more smoothly.

Tien Chiu will look at colour in weaving and accessing Internet tools.

Maureen Faulkner will have tools for developing designs for your textile ideas.

Leola McNie will discuss designing with intention.

Seminars are a 'taste' of the topic.  When you don't know how to do something, it's a good idea to find out what is available to help you get the results you desire.

Remember that some seminars are four hours …