The KAWS That Was

The 2021 Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners (KAWS) annual conference is in the books now – and what a ride it was! Planning and hosting the event was especially interesting with the possibility of another COVID uptick always hovering in the background. But it was a success!

Sit back and enjoy browsing through some scenes of the lovely venue, some classes, the keynote speaker, and vendors! If you participated, this will be a reminder of the fun time, the good people, and the fiber that brings us all together.

We owe a debt of thanks to event photographer Kathy Fisher, who took almost 200 pictures, including the majority of photos shown here!

KAWS is Coming!

After cancelling the Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners annual conference in 2020, the Wichita Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Guild is happy to be hosting in 2021!

The conference will be held on November 5th – 8th in Augusta, Kansas, just a few miles east of Wichita. In addition to three workshops led by nationally-known weavers Molly Elkind and Chiaki O’Brien, we are planning some great activities for conference attendees:

  • Friday night open house and exhibit at the Guild’s home weaving studio and Fiber Arts Center of Wichita, located in Studio|School at 751 George Sashington Blvd. in Wichita
  • Breakout sessions on Friday afternoon and Saturday for a wide variety of hands-on learning experiences
  • Vendor hall with 14 fiber vendors from Kansas, Oklahoma & Nebraska OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday evening Destash sale and open spin/weave/knit/whatever social time
  • Sunday morning tour of HLA Fiber Mill
  • And much more!

Get all the details, starting at our Schedule page, then register online and start planning!

  • Weaving Studio