It's been awhile, but I just spent an inspirational weekend at IWC, the InterMountain Weaver's Conference in Durango. Besides that the college is way up high, and the dorm overlooks the city, and looks across at the mountains it is just plain beautiful there. There were 170 attendees, and the class offerings were wonderful
Yoshiko Wada, whose class Nancy Ullman took, gave a very interesting talk on the trends in Japanese textiles, along with a fashion show on Friday night. Jason Collingwood was teaching a rug weaving class which at least one member of our guild took, Nadine Sanders was teaching Theo Moorman, and I think Alene took that, Helen Finney and I were in Barbara Herbster's differential shrinkage class, with a bunch of fun people, I saw Melodie and met her friend from Abiqui but I don't know what class they took. Evelyn and Joni might have been taking Rebecca's color blending class and Ann was either in Judy Dominic's mudcloth dying class, or the other manipulating fabric class. I looked in on Sharon Alderman's class and everyone was weaving clear crisp stripes right up to the end of Sunday.
The only disappointment was the food...and my car battery! But everyone should think seriously about attending the summer after next. If I can just figure out how, I will post pictures of my samples.-Su