KAWS 2021

First United Methodist Church
2420 Ohio St., Augusta, Kansas

Highlights include:

  • Preconference instructor and keynote speaker Molly Elkind
  • Postconference instructor Chiaki O’Brien
  • Breakout sessions (1 & 2 hour hands-on)
  • Vendor hall open to the public
  • Fashion show & displays
  • Wichita Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Guild open house and reception
  • Mill tour
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (click a date to expand)

Friday, Nov. 5 – Preconference Workshop, Sessions, Open House

  • 9 am – 4 pm : Preconference workshop with Molly Elkind
  • 1 pm – 4 pm: Breakout sessions (1 & 2 hour hands-on classes)
  • Open House, Reception & Exhibit at Wichita Weavers, Spinners & Dyers studio in Wichita
Saturday, Nov. 6 – Vendors, Sessions, Keynote, Lunch, Destash

  • 7:30 am: Vendor setup begins
  • 8 am: Check-in opens
  • 9 am – 5 pm: Vendors open (public welcome – no registration needed!)
  • 9 am – 11 am: Breakout sessions (1 & 2 hour hands-on classes)
  • 11 am: Keynote (vendor booths closed)
  • 11:30 am – 1 pm: Lunch, fashion show, voting, (door prizes?)
  • 1 pm – 3 pm: Breakout sessions (1 & 2 hour hands-on classes)
  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Breakout sessions (1 hour hands-on classes)
  • 4:15 pm – 5 pm: Final shopping, voting results
  • 5 pm: Vendor breakdown, Destash setup
  • 5:30 pm: Casual supper (paid in advance)
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Destash shopping, social time (bring a project!)
Sunday, Nov. 7 – Mill tour, Postconference Workshop I

  • 9:30 am: Gather at hotel to tour HLA Fiber Mill (mill open for drop-ins all morning)
  • 9:30 am: Destash continues (?)
  • 1 pm: Postconference workshop I with Chiaki O’Brien: Beginners Saori Weaving
Monday, Nov. 8 – Postconference Workshop II

  • (time?): Postconference workshop II with Chiaki O’Brien: Saori Weaving for Practiced Weavers

Vendor application form (deadline April 30)

Breakout session proposal form (deadline April 30)

More details coming soon!