TuftCon is March 24-26, 2023

Friday, March 24, 2023

Location: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Main Space- 3rd Floor

9:30 am-10:30 am: TuftCon Check-in, Refreshments, and Networking

10:30 am-11:00 am: Welcome Remarks by Tim Eads and Tiernan Alexander

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Demo: Above, Below and Beyond:  Display options for your tufted works with Trish Andersen

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm- 2:30 pm: Demo: Build Your Own Large Scale Tufting Frame (66”x44”)

2:30 pm- 3:30 pm: Demo: Gluing and binding: Finishing your Rug

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm: Lecture: Tonya D. Lee on Color Theory

5:00 pm- 6:00 pm: Lecture: Tim Eads and Tiernan Alexander on Tuft the World: Past, Present and Future

6:00 pm- 8:30 pm: TuftCon Reception

Repair Booth will be open 11:30 am- 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm 

Studio B- 2nd Floor

11:00 am- 4:00 pm: Advance Tufting Workshop

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm: AMA with Tufting Instructor

Studio D- 2nd Floor

11:00 am- 4:00 pm: Beginner Workshop 

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm: AMA with Tufting Instructor

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Location: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Main Space- 3rd Floor

9:30 am-10:30 am: TuftCon Check-in, Refreshments, and Networking

10:30 am-11:30 am: Demo:Clean & Crisp: Carving & Sculpting Techniques with AJ Peterson

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Demo: Mastering your AK-III by Tim Eads

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm- 3:00 pm: Demo: To Dye For: How to dye your Ecru Wool Yarn

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm: Lecture: Tiernan Alexander on Tying the Knot and Living on the Fringe: a Short History of Making Rugs

4:30 pm- 6:00 pm: Lecture: Tonya D. Lee on Color Theory

5:00 pm- 6:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Punching Through the Limits of Entrepreneurship: a Discussion between Tim Eads (Tuft the World), Trish Andersen (Trish Andersen Studio) and AJ Peterson (Magic Carpets)

6:00 pm- 7:00 pm: Networking

Repair Booth will be open 4:00 am- 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm 

Studio B- 2nd Floor

11:00 am- 4:00 pm: Advance Tufting Workshop

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm: AMA with Tufting Instructor

Studio D- 2nd Floor

11:00 am- 4:00 pm: Beginner Workshop

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm: AMA with Tufting Instructor