Fibers Through Time Conference

 Hi!  has anyone started think about what they will be weaving for the AZ Federation's  Fibers Trhough Time Conference in 2010?  I am thinking of a shawl or runner in a simple structure type weave.  I love old style structured weaves with one or two colors but I do not see them in shows winning ribbons or merit.  I would like to try painted warps if I can find the time in my schedule, but I go back to wondering why I have to go that route or add lots of color to get pieces noticed.

Just a thought that I hope to get feedback about and discuss.


Louisa in Parks AZ


Posted on Thu, 07/30/2009 - 16:05

Hi Louisa

Although color does seem to draw more attention, I think excellent weaving also gets its due at FTT.  Can't remember the year, but Anne Fletcher's beautiful woven lace yardage in natural was a big winner a short time ago.  I think concentrating on quality in your weaving is the most important consideration. 

Lois S

Posted on Sun, 09/27/2009 - 16:21

Fibers Through Time 2010 conference registration is now available online.  It's always a great regional event.

Check out the information at

The dates are April 14-18, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.   The course offerings include twenty-one 2 1/2 day workshops, including (shameless plug!) my class, "Easier Than It Looks: Interleaved Twills on 8 Shafts".  There will also be five one-day classes offered.

Hope to see you all there.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Posted on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 00:43

 The conference looks very good this year.  It will be hard to decide which to sign up for.  Kudo's to the Federation for such a good line up of classes.

Your class looks very interesting.  The crackle looks good as well as that is a course of study I am pursuing at the moment.  Roby Spady's class looks good as well.  This conference has a rich resource of information for the weaving world of AZ.  The idea of different length workshops is terrific as well.  

I have lots of thinking to do!

You will see me there.