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Contemporary Handweavers of Texas Biennial Conference
Austin, TX – June 24-28, 2015
‘Warp Speed Ahead!’
The production and use of textiles is changing dramatically in the 21st century.  Google and other corporations and industries are hiring weavers to explore new concepts in fiber incorporating and embedding technology.  It is a very exciting time to be involved in the future of fibers, fabric and textiles. Continue reading

Program Night July 9, 2015

Doubleweave Study Group Presentation

SquaresYou’d have to be nuts to miss the July 9th meeting at NorthWest Recreation Center.

Its an event that won’t happen again for a very long time. The asylum administrators have acquiesced and are opening the gates to visitors. Yes, the inmates of the double weave study group have spent this past year insanely pressing forward in a maddening effort to understand the intricacies of this weave structure. And now you will have the opportunity to mingle with them! (sharp objects and loud noises prohibited). For some, the therapy sessions have produced  surprising results which they invite you to see and discuss with them.

Please do come as they are excited to show you amazing examples of double weave. AND you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about this weave structure so you too can become a crazy person.  Whoo! Hoo! Whee!

Be aware you’re responsible for their emotional health on Thursday night. You wouldn’t want them to break down if you’re not there to mingle with them, now would you?

The meeting starts at 6:30 with social time, our programs usually start around 7 and we pack up to leave around 8:45.

Picture: Eileen Thompson’s  Silk Squared scarf,  1st place for Wearable Accessories, Contemporary Handweaver’s of Texas 2015 conference

Time for Lift-off! CHT conference June 24 – 28, 2015

CHTconferencePATCH_smallerWe’re delighted to be hosting the biennial Contemporary Handweavers of Texas conference — Warp Speed Ahead!  And we’re almost there — we are on the launch pad!

Our keynote on Friday is going to be phenomenal — Joanna Berzowska will be speaking on “Weaving Textiles that Think: electronic textiles and biometric garments”. We still have tickets available,

We have some fun door prizes and the goodie bags are stuffed! Some wonderful raffle baskets are coming in. We are going to have several spectacular guild exhibits. The Members Exhibit is also coming together nicely.

Looms are being warped for the Public Weave-In on Saturday, we’re really looking forward this.. in the morning we will be introducing art teachers to our wonderful craft and the afternoon is dedicated to the public. If you have a small, portable project and want to participate, bring it!

The fashion show is going to be lovely and lively, with a special treat for you by WSSA, the host guild.

DoubleTree Hilton
@ 6505 IH 35 N
Austin, TX 78752

Because of the conference there will be no Hands-on Meeting in June.

 

 

June 11th is the Annual Spring Picnic!

Picnic1Our annual spring picnic will be hosted by one of our members on June 11th from 6:30-9 PM.

We will provide plates, cups and utensils. Bring a dish and drink to share. Members will receive an email invitation with address information.

We hope you’ll join us for our annual meeting and presentation of the slate of officers for the next year.  Also bring your show and tell!

Meetings in May, 2015

keep-calm-and-get-ready-for-chtMay 14th Program night
This month’s program night is devoted to helping with preparations for the CHT conference.  Boring? No!  We will have door prizes and snacks for all the participants – also, great chance to enjoy uninterrupted social time!  Please join us for this fun and productive evening.

May 28th Hands-on Project night  – No agenda, just getting together to spin, weave or work on any personal fiber project; great opportunity to peruse the library and share our skills.  Will feature a demo from an interesting spinning item available through our lending library.

West Austin Studio Tour 2015- May 9,10 and 16,17

5x7 WSSA WEST CARD FRONTPlease join us for our 3rd West Austin Studio Tour

Stop #2  2802 Benbrook, 78751
11-6 both weekends

  • weaving & spinning
  • hand-spun yarns & wearables
  • hand-dyed fibers
  • felted & knitted items
  • shop & learn

Featuring local artists
Mickey Stam
Aimee Kandl
Pam James
Mary Macaulay
Linda Yeattswest_logo_dates
Sidne Tiemann
Sarah Monger
and the members of WSSA

This is  a free family event: stop by to see weaving and spinning in progress and experience the wonders of indigo dyeing.

Thanks to Heather Wykrent for our beautiful flyer.