Friday, September 21, 2007

The Day Job

Did you know that I have a day job? I work at the offices of the Handweavers Guild of America in Suwanee, Georgia. When I first took the job I thought "who knew there were so many weavers out there?" Now I know. Here's my first attempt at weaving. At HGA I answer the phone, do computer stuff and try to make myself useful. They publish a magazine called "Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot" and every other year put on a gigantic fiber art conference called Convergence. The next one is going to be in Tampa, FL hosted by the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and promises to be the Lollapalooza of fiber art gatherings. The next issue of the magazine comes out in October and contains the registration information for CO'08. This is when we tighten our chinstraps and hunker down.

2 comments:

Karoda said...

the yarn is gorgeous! i use to work in an adult day program and they had lots of floor looms that they wove on but I never could grasp the set-up process in the 7 years I was there.

Wild Thread Studio said...

This is cool, Deb....how about hand dyes or painted cloth strips woven like this? Oh NO! Now, I want to try this....oh NO! too much inspiration - not enough time...because...oh NO! I have a day job too (boo).