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New England Weavers' Seminar:  2023 Events

2023 Thursday Tour

Tour of Old Sturbridge Village:


Textiles, Dye and Herb Garden


with Lunch –


Thursday, July 20, 2023

2023 Evening Programs

Thursday      Fashion Show and Gallery Show awards 

                       Speaker:  Rosalie Neilson

                       Wellness Center Multipurpose Gym

Friday           Wool, Wine, and Chocolate!

                       Dessert Reception and Shop Til You Drop

                       Student Center floors 1-3

Saturday       Annual Meeting

                       Keynote Speaker:  Kathrin Weber

                       Wellness Center Multipurpose Gym

Shows & Exhibits

NEWS offers four different weaving exhibits for your enjoyment.  All are open to the public during the conference.

Open Studios

Classrooms for some multi-day workshops will be open and the teachers available to answer questions or just chat on Friday afternoon.

Group Meetings

Complex Weavers, Cross Country Weavers, and TWIST will hold  meetings during NEWS.

Other Events

WEBS will be hosting six authors for a special book signing event Friday night during Wool, Wine and Chocolate. See below for the list of authors and titles that will be available for purchase during the book signing event and throughout the Conference (while supplies last).


Book Signings I (7-7:45PM)

Deborah Silver (The Technique of Split-Shed Weaving)

Laurie Autio (Eight Shafts: Beyond the Beginning)

Micala Sidore (The Art is the Cloth: How to Look at and Understand Tapestries)


Book Signings II (8-8:45PM)

Annie McHale (Three-Color Pickup for Inkle Weavers and In Celebration of Plain Weave)

Deb Essen (Weaving with Supplemental Warps)

Lucienne Coifman (Rep, Rips, Reps Weave) 

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