KAWS 2021

KAWS conference November 5 - 8, 2021

Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners (KAWS) Conference
will be held at
First United Methodist Church
2420 Ohio St., Augusta, Kansas

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GENERAL SCHEDULE (click a date to expand)

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

  • 8:30 am: Check-in opens
  • 9 am – 4 pm: Preconference workshop with Molly Elkind: Improv Weaving: Break the Rules!
  • 1 pm – 4 pm: Breakout sessions (1 & 2 hour hands-on classes)
  • 1 pm – 4 pm: Vendor & guild table setup opens
  • 4:30 pm: Building locked
  • 6 – 8 pm: Open House, Reception & Exhibit at Wichita Weavers, Spinners & Dyers studio in Wichita @ 751 George Washington Blvd.
Saturday, Nov. 6 – Vendors, Breakout sessions, Lunch & Keynote, Destash Sale

  • 7:30 am: Vendor & guild table setup begins
  • 8 am: Check-in opens, KAWS Board Meeting
  • 9 am – 5 pm: Vendors open (public welcome – no registration needed!)
  • 9 am – 5 pm: Virtual fashion show, Guild table & individual displays. Voting open until 2 pm
  • 9 am – 11 am: Breakout sessions (2 hour hands-on classes)
  • 11:15 am – noon: Keynote address by Molly Elkind: Finding My Voice in Fiber
  • Noon – 1 pm: Box lunch, Door prize drawings, Voting continues until 2 pm
  • 1 – 3 pm: Breakout sessions (2 hour hands-on classes)
  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Breakout sessions (1 hour hands-on classes)
  • 4:15 pm – 5 pm: Closing & Awards, KAWS General Meeting
  • 5 pm: Vendor breakdown, Destash setup
  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Destash shopping, Social time (bring a project or spinning wheel!)
Sunday, Nov. 7 – Mill tour, Postconference Workshop I

  • 9:30 am: Gather at hotel for first shuttle to HLA Fiber Mill (mill open for drop-in tours all morning)
  • 1 – 4 pm: Postconference workshop I with Chiaki O’Brien: SAORI Weaving-Enjoy Being in a Moment
Monday, Nov. 8 – Postconference Workshop II

  • 9 am – 4 pm: Postconference workshop II with Chiaki O’Brien: SAORI Weaving-Enjoy Being in a Moment