HWSDA Conference 2010
June 4, 5 & 6, 2010 – Kings College, Edmonton
9125 50 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
The Edmonton Weavers Guild hosted the HWSDA 2010 Conference. It truly was an event ot Olympic proportions. The following pre-conference and conference workshops were offered.
Pre-Conference ~ June 1-3, 2010
(Workshop times are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
June 1-3 – 3 days
Navajo Weaving with Terry Lynn Carefoot
June 2-3 – 2 days
Russian Lace Spindle Spinning with Caroline Sommerfeld
Bobbin Lace with Sharon Wickstrom
June 3 – 1 day
Viking Knitted Bracelet with Christine Muir
Conference ~ June 5, 2010
1 Day or Full day
Workshop times: Saturday, June 5th 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Dyeing in a Jar – Terry Lynn Carefoot
Painting With Wool – Tracey Kuffner – FULL
Transparency Weaving – Sharon Wickstrom
AM workshop times: 8:30 AM 11:30 AM
PM workshop times: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Out of Control – Michelle Boyd
Putting on the Glitz – Michelle Boyd
Wire Earrings – Christine Muir
Shawl Pin – Christine Muir – FULL
Inkle Weaving – Joan Ruane
Spinning on a Charka – Joan Ruane
Design for Success – Jette Vandermeiden
Noble Napkin – Jette Vandermeiden
King’s College has a contract with a chef who provided wonderful, mouth-watering menus. Chef Michel went the extra kilometer! To read more information on Chef Michel, and how King’s College has gone green, check out this website: www.kingsu.org/alumni-friends/pdf/Kings_Connection(May2009) There is also an article in the Edmonton Journal, February 2009 on Chef Michel.
King’s College has had some major renovations and additions since the Edmonton Weavers last hosted a HWSDA Conference. As well as the tower accommodations, there is now an apartment complex. There is also RV parking available without plug-ins or hook-ups.
The location for the Vendors was in the huge gym, Along side the vendors was the location for the FIBRE OLYMPIC CHALLENGES held on Friday afternoon. .
The Fibre Fair was eliminated this year.
Fashion Show The Fashion Show folowing the banquet was a kaleidoscope of color and fashion. It featured wearable apparel created from weaving, spinning, dyeing, or felting: tops, hats, dresses, vests, scarves, sandals, socks, shawls, capes, robes, mittens, gloves, trousers, jewellry, etc.
Exchanges – Fibre Art Postcards Exchange Fibre postcards were dropped off in a basket and exchanged
Door prizes were plentiful…more door prizes than parrticipants so some attendees got two!
Fibre Olympic Challenges: Light the Torch! Let the Games begin!!!
The three teams introduced (standup comedians, anyone?) and modeled their outrageous fashions made from the materials they were given when the competition started. Watch for pictures later!
Keynote Speaker Joan Ruane
She bubbled! She was funny! She shared a wealth of knowledge about cotton. She informed and entertained us Sunday morning.