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Our annual conference at University of Puget Sound this year brings NwRSA members and associate members together from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Activities include classes, a keynote speaker, competitions, fashion show, door prizes, camaraderie, and a chance to shop for what is new in fibers from a wide range of vendors.
Want to attend conference, receive the monthly newsletter and be eligible to participate in regional workshops? Join NwRSA at least one month prior to conference.
Want to just stop by to spin and shop? On Friday and Saturday the Tennis Pavilion is open to the public, free of charge, between 9am and 5pm. No pre-registration is needed. You must stop by the registration desk in the Pavilion to receive a visitor's badge. The member's gallery will be available for viewing in the Pavilion as well.


2015 NwRSA Conference: From Baa to Bast, Camelid, Cotton and Beyond....

Start 4 PM Thursday, May 28
End 2 PM Sunday, May 31
Address 1100 N. Warner St.
Tacoma, WA   98416

Conference Material

Sign-Up Form

Keynote Speaker
Joan Ruane

Class List

DateTimeCostTitleInstructor
FridayAll Day$80.00A Fabulous Day of Felting FunLauralee Deluca
FridayAll Day$90.00Beginning Cotton SpinningJoan Ruane
FridayAll Day$85.00Color HappensJudie Overbeek
FridayAll Day$80.00Dyeing Techniques for the Fiber ArtistLiz Moncrief
FridayAll Day$90.00Having a Blast with BastGayle Vallance
FridayAll Day$80.00Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving BeginningDiane McKinnon
FridayAll Day$70.00Temari - Japanese Thread BallsMarilyn Romatka
FridayMorning$50.00Basket WeavingJudy Rice
FridayMorning$80.00Fabulous and Fancy Locker HookingRosanne Anderson
FridayMorning$45.00Fleece to YarnAmelia Garripoli
FridayMorning$60.00Somewhere Over the RainbowLaurie Weinsoft
FridayMorning$50.00The Art of Spinning SilkJudith MacKenzie
FridayAfternoon$50.00Blending Boards: Stripes to MonetAmelia Garripoli
FridayAfternoon$50.00Camels and CompanyJudith MacKenzie
FridayAfternoon$45.00Introduction To FlaxBarbara Quinn
FridayAfternoon$40.00OOPs Find Your Knitting Mistakes and Fix ThemAnne Barry
FridayAfternoon$45.00Wool Combing FunLaurie Weinsoft
SaturdayAll Day$70.007 Drafting TechniquesBarbara Quinn
SaturdayAll Day$70.00Beginning Kumihimo - Japanese Braiding on the MarudaiMarilyn Romatka
SaturdayAll Day$80.00Dyeing Techniques for the Fiber ArtistLiz Moncrief
SaturdayAll Day$85.00Let's Learn to Bunny Hop: Spinning Fibers that HaloLaurie Weinsoft
SaturdayAll Day$95.00Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Intermediate/AdvancedDiane McKinnon
SaturdayAll Day$90.00Spinning Cotton off the PointJoan Ruane
SaturdayAll Day$90.00Spinning Rare FibersJudith MacKenzie
SaturdayMorning$50.003 D Free Form WeavingJudy Rice
SaturdayMorning$50.00Hand Carding and Woolen SpinningGayle Vallance
SaturdayMorning$40.00Introduction to Needle FeltingLauralee Deluca
SaturdayMorning$40.00OOPs Find Your Knitting Mistakes and Fix ThemAnne Barry
SaturdayMorning$50.00The Everything Spindle: Turkish SpindlesAmelia Garripoli
SaturdayMorning$50.00Unusual Fiber BlendsJudie Overbeek
SaturdayAfternoon$50.00Bast on SpindlesAmelia Garripoli
SaturdayAfternoon$80.00Fabulous and Fancy Locker HookingRosanne Anderson
SaturdayAfternoon$40.00Introduction to Wet Felting TechniquesLauralee Deluca
SaturdayAfternoon$50.00Spinning BouclesJudie Overbeek
SaturdayAfternoon$50.00Super Designer Mo...Gayle Vallance

2015 Camp Burton Alert for all NwRSA spinners March 12-15

Mark your calendars for THURSDAY, MARCH 12th to SUNDAY MARCH 15th. For those who haven't attended we have our choice of a cabin or a 3-person room in the Retreat Center. We have excellent food, lots of visiting and learning from each other. At everyone's request we do not hold classes. This beautiful Vashon Island location in conducive to hiking, walking, sleeping and lots of time for wonderful spinning. Vashon Island is a short ferry ride from West Seattle or Tacoma and a pleasant ride down the island. The camp overlooks Quartermaster Harbor. Plan on attending for all three days or just one day but whichever, be sure and sign-up using the registration form.

Camp Burton Registration Form pdf format

Camp Burton Registration Form docx format

Are you a current member of NwRSA? If so, click on the Login tab and you will find directions on how to view the Members Only web page. Benefits to members are: library, events, activities, newsletters.

Not a member? Consider joining NwRSA. You will find a membership application on the membership webpage.

Check the monthly calendar for an event near you. Monthly Calendar.


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