The KAWS conference is an annual event hosted by fiber guilds across Kansas.
It typically is a two to three day event and includes fiber classes by local fiber artists and teachers, a key note speaker, fiber vendors and opportunity to network with other fiber enthusiasts. This year the event is being held in Topeka at the downtown Ramada. The keynote speaker is Anita Luvera Mayer, a world renowned weaver. She has been a speaker in the past and donated several of her pieces of work to Kansas State University. These mantels will be on display at the Topeka Public Library - Sabatini Gallery during the time the conference takes place. The conference will be held April 15-17 but registration is open now and classes are filling up quickly!
The Topeka Handweavers and Spinners Guild has existed for 60 years to promote and encourage the art of handspinning and weaving fiber. More recently the guild has expanded into all forms of fiber arts such as felting, dyeing, knitting and basketry. We have approximately thirty members from the northeast and east central Kansas area. We meet monthly with programs highlighting all areas of the fiber arts.
Questions? Contact Diane Hooper
Topeka Handweavers and Spinners president firstname.lastname@example.org
https://topekahandweaversandspinners.wordpress.com/ (Topeka Handweavers
and Spinners Website)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/topekahandweavers/ (Topeka Handweavers
and Spinners Facebook page)