L. S. Designs: Handwovens by Lynn Smetko
SHOW AWARDS
2012  Dallas Handweavers & Spinners Guild.  Complex Weavers Award.
2011  Contemporary Handweavers of Texas. Complex Weavers Award; 1st Place, Fashion Accessories.
         Denton Handweavers Guild Juried Show. Complex Weavers Award; 1st Place, Wearable Accessories.
         Fort Worth Weavers Guild Biennial Juried Show. Best of Show.
2010  Dallas Handweavers & Spinners Guild. Complex Weavers Award; Functional Award of Merit.
         Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Juried Show, "Material Matrix," Award of Merit.
2009  Contemporary Handweavers of Texas. 1st  and 3rd Place, Fashion Accessories.
         Texas Museum of Fiber Art's Exhibit, "BIG as Texas Fiber Arts." 3rd Place, Big Ideas.
2008  Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild Biennial. Best of Show; Kudlicki Award.
2007  Contemporary Handweavers of Texas. 1st Place, Fashion Accessories; Best Use Dye Technique.
2006  Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Best of Show.
         Blue Ridge Handweaving Guild, NC. 2nd Place, Fashion Accessories Professional.
2005  Contemporary Handweavers of Texas. 1st Place, Decorative.
2000  Texas State Fair. 1st Place, Designer Craftsman.
1999  Woodstock Weavers Guild. Judge's Choice; 1st Place for Scarves.
1997  Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, NC. 1st Place, Accessories Novice.

PROGRAMS AND PUBLICATIONS
Complex Weavers Journal
: "CW Awards," Issue 101, February 2013, p. 14.
Complex Weavers Journal
: "Park by Presets," Issue 99, June 2012, pp. 13-14.
Program: "Weaving Software and Computer-Assisted Loom Weaving" presented with Barbara Nelson to the Forth Worth Weavers Guild, 2012.
Complex Weavers Journal
: "CW Awards," Issue 98, February 2012, pp. 10-11.
Complex Weavers Journal
: "CW Awards," Issue 95, February 2011, p. 13.
Program: "Rep Weave" presented to the Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth weaving guilds, 2008-2009.
Complex Weavers Journal
: "Biltmore Rep Weave," Issue 87, June 2008, p. 30.
Complex Weavers Journal
: "2007 Award Streamers," Issue 85, February 2007, p. 46.
The Best of Weaver's Twill Thrills
:  "Glacier Scarf," XRX Inc. Publications, 2004. 
Weavers Magazine
:  "Glacier Scarf," Issue 44, 1999.
Weavers Magazine
: "Calypso and Lauren's Dream," Issue 42, 1998.

AFFILIATIONS
Complex Weavers: Secretary, 2014 to present; Editor, Complex Weavers Journal, 2010-2014; Seminars 2010 Program Committee; Award Ribbons, 2007.
Contemporary Handweavers of Texas: Biennial Convention Workshop Co-Chair, 2002-2003.
Dallas Handweavers & Spinning Guild:Show Chair, 2006; wove Award Ribbons, 2010.
Denton Handweavers Guild: Program Co-Chair, 2012-2013.
Fort Worth Weavers Guild: Nominating Chair, 2009-present; Publisher, Heddle Herald, 2009-2011; Web Chair, 2005-2008; President, 2003-2005.
Handweavers Guild of America.

EDUCATION AND TRAININGI credit Denise Kavanagh with being my weaving mentor.  It was at her legacy, the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL, that I studied weaving and received exposure to many avenues of expressing woven art.  My education in weaving and dyeing has not been formal, but  I have learned from many experts in the field.  A special thank you to Alice Schlein and Bhakti Ziek for writing The Woven Pixel: Designing for Jacquard and Dobby Looms Using Photoshop; using their technique has transformed how I approach weave design.

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