Everyone came away a winner from the recent KAWS (Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners) 2017 conference in Lawrence! There was plenty of good camaraderie, great vendor booths and a wide variety of classes and activities.
Our guild brought home a couple of extra bragging rights… we won the prize for the guild table display, and our representative Gail Kliewer won the spinning-with-a-spindle-wearing-rubber-gloves contest!
Several members went to the Landers farm for the Statewide Dye Day as well, and obviously didn’t spend all their time dyeing.
Enjoy the eye candy!
Gail Kliewer wins the spindle spinning competition!
You think spinning is tricky? Try it wearing rubber gloves!
From the tapestry weaving session
Wichita guild’s table display
Paula Smith’s rug
Paula Smith’s felt hat
Nancy Squire’s weaving
Mary Sue Foster’s dyed yarn and dip-dyed purse
Lavonna Morgan and Paula Smith’s dyed ‘cupcakes’ and Susan de Wit’s bracelet
Mary Sue Foster’s polychrome crackle weave
Janet Hamous’ felt hat
Fiber Fusion project
Cindy Finnessy’s waffle weave towels
Barb Griffith’s Happy Towels
Prize basket for the guild table display
Karen Bridgewater & Gail Kliewer
Dye pots at Dye Day
Ready to hand paint!
April Nilsen loves on a baby goat