Saturday, January 24, 2009

Good Company

Two fun things in my mail today!!

I've been practically waiting by the mailbox to get the course catalog for New England Weavers Seminar or NEWS.

Every other year, the weaving guilds of New England host a regional weaving conference. I was lucky enough to attend my first NEWS in 2007, and I loved it. I plan to attend this year as well and I'm sure I'll love it just as much!

This year, as in 2007, NEWS will be held on the beautiful Smith College campus, in Northampton, MA.

As far as I know, the various regional weaving conferences are open to anyone, guild member or not, from the hosting region, or visiting. All levels of weavers are welcome, and the mixture of courses seems to have something for nearly everyone.

Definitely worth checking out if you get the chance!!

My other fun piece of mail was a catalog from Company C, which shows their fun and surprising combinations of colors and patterns in lots of home textiles, especially rugs, pillows, bedding and curtains. Definitely an inspiration!!

The store is even more fun in person if you're ever in Concord, NH and have a bit of time.


Lynnette said...

I know exacly how you feel..I'm going to my very first big weaving conference in May. I stayed up past midnight on January 1, to register online, only to find that the sight didn't open until 8am. Well I was there at 8 and got into all the seminars I wanted....yippee. I will be going to ANWG in Spokane Washington at Gonzaga University.....exciting...

Gwen said...

I'll have to look into this! It was Convergence 2008 that got me interested in weaving - believe it or not, I attended for some sewing classes... ;)
Now that I've actually got a loom and am working on my first piece (a sampler), I would love to attend a conference for the weaving!!!

Leigh said...

Sue, thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. The conference sounds like a great opportunity. I love your Newfoundland souvenir socks. Great colors.