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Event: Fabulous Fiber brings weaving workshops to Lynden

Whatcom Weavers Guild and the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild present a “Fabulous Fiber” conference Sept. 9-12 at Jansen Art Center in Lynden.
Whatcom Weavers Guild and the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild present a “Fabulous Fiber” conference Sept. 9-12 at Jansen Art Center in Lynden. The Bellingham Herald

Fabulous Fiber ’15, a mini-conference, will be held Sept. 9-12 at Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. in Lynden.

Karen Selk provides the keynote address at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. Silk was managing director of Treenway Silks in Lakewood, Colo., for more than 30 years, and has been a textile designer and artist since 1972. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia, learning and being inspired by all aspects of silk production and traditions.

There will be a range of workshops offered Thursday through Saturday featuring many techniques. Workshops will be suitable for everyone, from beginner to advanced.

The event also features exhibits from workshop leaders and participants, plus vendors, informal study groups, and opportunities to visit with other fiber enthusiasts.

Conference registration is $170, and includes two days of workshops and a ticket to the keynote address. Admission to the exhibits and vendors’ area is free.

The conference is presented by Whatcom Weavers Guild and by Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild, with a grant from the Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds.

Event details: www.facebook.com/FabulousFiber15, http://www.whatcomweaversguild.org, and 360-961-4956.

Jansen details: 360-354-3600, jansenartcenter.org.

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