Professional and avocational weavers from throughout the midwest are expected to attend "Urban Fiber with a Minnesota Twist," a conference of the Midwest Weavers' Association which runs Thursday, June 18 through Sunday, June 21, in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Events include a fashion show, exhibits of handwoven textiles, art by weaving instructors, and a mini-mart of vendors selling everything from looms and hand-spun yarns to rag rugs, kimono scarves and paper garments. Pre-conference workshops (June 15 - 17) will offer instruction in various weaving techniques and topics ranging from old looms to rag rugs.
Classes and seminars are restricted to conference registrants, but the vendor hall, fashion show and exhibits are open to the public. Most events are scheduled on the campus of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul or at the Textile Center, in Minneapolis.