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Save the Date: Friday evening, May 6, 2022 & Saturday, May 7, 2022

The 2022 Colorado Weavers Day will be held via Zoom, on Friday evening, May 6, from 6:30 to 8:30pm Mountain Time, and Saturday, May 7, from 9:30am to 7:30pm Mountain Time. Don't worry - there are lots of breaks planned! We'll be listening to Steven Frost (stevenfrost.com) on Friday, and on Saturday we'll enjoy talks by Robyn Spady (spadystudios.com), Elizabeth Williamson (HGA Executive Director), and Mary Zicafoose (maryzicafoose.com). Read more about the speakers below

We are contacting the Colorado guilds to get participants lined up for a panel discussion. We also are planning to have short presentations about each guild, presented by a guild member, in lieu of display tables. If either of these things sound interesting to you, contact your guild. This part of the day is about our guilds, and we need  participation from the guilds to make it work. 

Registration: Online registration will be available starting February 1, 2022. If you want to register now, or prefer to send a check, you can print out the form and mail it to us.

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Colorado Weavers Day Speakers

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Steven Frost (pronouns: they/them) is an instructor in the Department of Media Studies, an interdisciplinary fiber artist, and the Faculty Director of the B2 Center for Media, Arts, and Performance at the Roser Atlas Institute. Their research focuses on textiles, memes, queer history, pop culture, and community development in DIY spaces and libraries. Using weaving, Steven combines traditional materials like yarn and cotton with non-traditional materials from a range of sources, exploring the ways history and time are embedded in materials. They hold an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics & Design at Alfred University.  stevenfrost.com

Robyn Spady was introduced to handweaving as a baby with her handwoven baby blanket woven by her great-grandmother. Inspired by her blankie, she learned to weave at a young age and has been weaving for over 50 years. She completed HGA's Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving (COE-W) in 2004 with the specialized study Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth. Robyn is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something new and exciting. She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four-shaft weaves, uncommon and advanced weave structures, and passementerie techniques. Robyn is also the founder and editor of Heddlecraft® magazine.  spadystudios.com

Elizabeth Williamson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She began her career as a Publicist for the Hara Complex and then as a Talent Representative for Kismet Productions. In 2006 Elizabeth joined Columbus Children’s Theatre as Managing Director where she oversaw a turnaround in the theatre’s finances and set new records for program participation. Since 2015 Elizabeth has served as Executive Director of the Handweavers Guild of America in Suwanee, Georgia. As Executive Director, Elizabeth has been responsible for leading the board through the development of a strategic plan, consolidating technology platforms for a better customer experience, and nearly doubling the organization’s Convergence conference attendance.

Mary Zicafoose was born in Michigan and received her BFA from St. Mary’s College. Graduate studies included the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Nebraska. Seeking to make her work in cloth more painterly, Mary was drawn to ikat, an obscure resist-dyed textile process. Mary notes that she is a “devotee of its characteristic feathered bleeding edge, a willing partner in its demand for detail, and obediently submits to its time-consuming appetite in order to create remarkable cloth.” In addition to her personal work, Mary strives to be an inspirational presence in the textile world, with involvements in the American Tapestry Alliance and GoodWeave. Mary’s tapestries and rugs span the globe from large-scale public installations to private collections of the United States Embassies on four continents. Mary has worked, traveled, and taught throughout the Americas. Her book Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth was published in 2020.  maryzicafoose.com

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