Libbie Crawford Award for 
(loom-controlled) Handweaving​

This elegant “Black & White Fit-n-Flare Coat created by Liz Spear of Waynesville, NC received the Libbie Crawford Award for Loom-controlled Handweaving in the Fashion Show at the 2019 Midwest Weavers’ Conference held in Grinnell, Iowa.

This award-winning creation, designed and sewn by Liz, incorporates hand-woven fabrics made by three weavers: 1) Liz’s own solid black and natural fabrics woven in 2/2 twill on 8 shafts using cotton and rayon yarns; 2) Kathleen Weir-West’s black and white space-dyed fabrics woven in 4 and 8 shaft rosepath patterns; and 3) Rebecca Owen’s black and white cotton fabric woven in a 16 shaft plaited shadow weave pattern.

Liz, a former Midwesterner, enjoys connecting with her roots at Midwest Weavers’ Conferences where everyone sounds like her. She is also happy to be part of the Libbie Crawford world.

LIZ SPEAR
2019 recipient of the
LIBBIE CRAWFORD AWARD
for LOOM-CONTROLLED HANDWEAVING