I flew out to Milwaukee last Wednesday and had my first book signing at Convergence on Thursday! It went well – we sold a lot of books, and I got to meet/reconnect with many of you blog readers. I also got to meet my marketing manager at Schiffer Publishing, which was a delight since I’ve been working with her for months now.
Here are a few pictures from the signing:
The last photo also features Joe Langman, the Schiffer sales rep, and Martha Reeves, who (weavers take note!) has written a fabulous book on leno weaves.
I spent the rest of the day in the exhibits – which were amazing, as usual – and in the Marketplace, talking with vendors and meeting with friends both old and new.
Here’s a pic of my favorite piece of clothing in the exhibit (photography was encouraged!):
I love the use of line – diagonal and horizontal – in this dress. Simple and elegant. Well done!
There were so many wonderful pieces in the Mixed Bag exhibit that it was hard to pick out a favorite, but I’m very fond of this one:
I initially thought the grey areas were an optical illusion, but they’re not! The piece was woven with slit tapestry techniques, and then framed with the slits pulled open, so it’s actually waves of cloth punctuated by open spaces. Very well done!
Finally, here is a sight that might look familiar: