My Convergence 2018

View from Peppermill Hotel room of mountains, just try to ignore the aircondioning units on roof. This was as close as I got to these mountains.

Of the 3 seminars I took my favorite was by Inge Dam; “Borders and Selvages Inspired by Ancient Techniques”. This was not a hands on class, but tables were set-up so she could demonstrate how tablet weaving can be done on edges and within a woven piece. She was very sharing of the knowledge she has attained.

Fashion show garment. Second place in Fashion show.
By Inge Dam
Close-up of tablet weaving done within the fabric.

Collapse Deflected Double weave was another seminar I took. Denise Kovnat shared a wealth of DDW samples and drafts. The collapse occurs by using an active and non-active yarn or a yarn that shrinks and one that doesn’t.

A fun activity was the Fabulous MGM Costumes. A historical look at MGM shows and costumes.

We were able to see many different costumes, including shoes and headgear. Some costumes were more revealing than others. All the crystals were Swarovski, making them heavy as well as expensive. In today’s world these costumes would have been to costly to make.

Convergence was a whirlwind of classes, art exhibits, and special events. The keynote speaker: Jason Collingwood gave a humorous look at his weaving life story. Attendees were very open and sharing. After viewing all that creativity during the conference the question is how will it be applied to my own work.

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  1. Sounds great! I haven’t been to a Convergence since whatever year Denver was. I went from 1976- onward for many years. I went with my mother and met a dear high school friend. I’m off to a similar (but much smaller) rug hooking event next week. Can’t wait!

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    1. I’ve been to 5, but have skipped some years. If you have regional or state conferences they can be great to go to and maybe a little less expensive than Convergence. In 2020 it will be in Knoxville, TN

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  2. When I attended UWS, my weaving instructor taught us how to card weave…have’t seen that done in ages. They do make some neat patterns, however I preferred the inkle loom, it was easier to warp. Also just to let you know, Quincy passed away yesterday….he was a good old soul, & now he is with Larry, Cooper and Hershey in heaven. Take care, Terri

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