Weaving, and So Much More!

Convergence® has more than just weaving classes. Participate in a wide array of fiber art seminars and workshops, including spinning, dyeing and basketry. Classes are available for all skill levels. Make plans to join us July 15-21, 2022 in Knoxville, Tennessee. See our full list of sessions and register online: WeaveSpinDye.org
For Spinners
with Angela Schneider
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Discover the rhythm of spinning on a driven spindle. Learn to draft from the tip of the spindle and to alternate drafting and winding on with a quick reversal of the wheel. A spindle wheel is well-suited to delicate fibers and single-handed spinning — useful on a charkha or great wheel. Learn More
with Melissa Weaver Dunning
Monday, July 18, 2022
Hand spindles are easy to learn to use (with practice) and very portable. Join Melissa for this 3-hour class that will begin your journey as a spinner or improve your wheel spinning skills! Learn More
For Dyers
with Linda Hartshorn
Monday, July 18, 2022

What dye is more fascinating than indigo?  Linda will discuss the plant, pigment, and dye as well as demonstrate how to make organic indigo vat using all-natural ingredients. She will even share her recipe! Learn More
with Erin Miller
Tuesday – Thursday, July 19-21, 2022

Learn the basics of using fiber reactive dyes in this workshop by Berea College’s Erin Miller. You will use dye patterns, relief printing applique, and hand stitching to create your own unique cloth for home or garment. Learn More
For Basket Weavers
Saturday, July 16, 2022
If you always wanted to try basket making, this class is a wonderful introduction. Judy will cover basketweaving basics as well as how to prepare willow bark. You will learn the fundamental skills for working on a mold form to complete a glowing table piece. Learn More
with Judy Zugish
Tuesday – Thursday, July 19-21, 2022
Explore progressive twill and twining rhythms to produce this beautiful purse basket. Topics such as the intrinsic beauty and character of cultivated willow will be discussed. Judy will also share how to grow your own willow plants. Learn More
Convergence® is a biennial meeting of fiber artists from all over the world, offering lectures, workshops, seminars, tours, exhibits, a fashion show, a keynote, and a marketplace.