This year WARP’s annual meeting was held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We were extremely fortunate to be staying just down the road from the International Folk Art Festival! The two recipients of the Alice Brown Memorial Scholarship that attended the meeting this year were Bridget Thompson […]
Welcome to Weave a Real Peace (WARP)
We are an international networking membership organization based in the United States. Founded in 1992, WARP offers a forum for those who strive to support long-standing textile traditions as a means for cultural preservation and economic development by fostering a global network of textile enthusiasts, artisans, academics, wholesalers, retailers, tour operators, designers, teachers, and other interested supporters.
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We publish a quarterly newsletter to highlight members’ projects from around the world. Once a year we come together for our annual meeting in an area rich in regional textile resources or history. WARP members are invited to share information in our members-only Google Group. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. We invite you to join us in our work!
WARP’s 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico July 8 – 12, to coincide with the International Folk Art Market. Registration for the meeting is open, and we hope to see you in Santa Fe! FYI – tickets for IFAM went on sale on May 1. They sold out last year, so don’t delay.
WARP is on YouTube! You can learn more about WARP by viewing our two NEW wonderful YouTube videos. One is a two minute version of WARP’s fascinating work, background on our mission, and how we network together, What is WARP? The second is a longer 9 minute version suitable for sharing at gatherings, called “The World of WARP”. Both feature beautiful imagery, and may be used to educate your friends and family.
Work on these new presentations has been ongoing for a few years. First, Judy Newland created a PowerPoint presentation that was viewed by the WARP board and members who attended the annual meeting in 2013. That presentation was successfully shared with guilds in England by member Helen Brotherton.
Most recently, Liz Gipson just completed work to add audio and to move our presentation to a very attractive video format. Please check out our new videos and share them with your friends and family! Later, we will also have some DVDs available, so that we can share the videos without relying on an internet connection. Thank you to Liz Gipson for these two new terrific videos!