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Expanding and Exploring the Future World of our Fiber Traditions

August 1-4, 2024

Billings Hotel and Convention Center

          

Inspirational Instructors, Shows and Vendors

We are just one year away from 150+ spinners, weavers and other fiber artists descending on the Billings Hotel and Convention Center to start a weekend of immersion learning and sharing.

Classes Include: Basketmaking, Spindles Around the World, Needle Felting a felted frog and Lilypad, Spinning Cabled Yarns, Fiber Preparation for Spinning, Weaving Hand Manipulated Lace Weaves, Creating a Resin spindle or crochet hook, Crocheting, knitting, Rigid Heddle weaving, Cordage from Foraged Fibers, Flax cultivation, processing and spinning, nuno felting, ecodyeing and much more.

Our instructors include Denise Kovnat a master colorist and weaver and author from Rochester, NY, and Kate Larson, sheep breeder from Indiana and editor of Spinoff Magazine and author. We will also feature Montana and Wyoming Fiber Artists teaching basics and more advanced techniques.

Vendors

Please see the documents below for more information.

Vendor Information

Vendor Application

Open Show

Please see the documents below for more information on the open show.  It is never too early to begin your items.

Open Show Information

Living Treasure Application
 

The Montana Association of Weaver and Spinners’ (MAWS) Living Treasure Award is designed to recognize and honor MAWS members who have made outstanding contributions in the field of fiber arts. The award is bestowed biennially on a fiber artist who has demonstrated excellence in craftsmanship, provided leadership or has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to others, or who has contributed to the betterment and development of the fiber arts at the local, state, regional or national level. It is these Montana “treasures” to whom we wish to pay tribute.

Living Treasure 2024 Application (Word Document)

Living Treasure 2024 Application (Fillable PDF)

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