HGA Convergence Long Beach

Arrived in Long Beach to attend the 2012 Handweavers Guild of America Convergence.

Lest I get bored on the long plane rides I brought along something to keep my hands busy. Fingerweaving is well adapted to airplane travel. The fold-down table clip is a great place to attach my weaving.

weaving on the plane

Finger weaving on the airplane

It is being held at the Conference Center here in Long Beach.

harbor view Long Beach

From my hotel room I can see the Performing Arts Center, the Conference Center and the harbor in the background.

Yesterday I went on a tour organized by HGA. First stop Cameron Taylor-Brown and her tree house.

Cameron and her shark

Cameron’s car had recently been ‘yarn bombed’ and transformed into a shark.

Cameron does her part to integrate the arts into schools and other aspects of daily life. What an inspiration!
Next stop was the Craft in America Study Center and the Freehand Gallery.

the Craft in America Study Center

Some of the artists were on hand to talk about their work in the current exhibit ‘looming election’.
The afternoon was spent at the LACMA.

LACMA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

What an amazing collection they have. We also were given an hour’s ‘backroom’ tour a close up inspection of some ancient textiles from the Andes. Absolutely stunning.
Today I’m setting up for my classes.
I’m teaching sprang tomorrow, and fingerweaving Thursday through Saturday.

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