WSSA welcomes all fiber enthusiasts, be they weavers, spinners, felters, dyers, or basketmakers.
Enjoy your summer break. Stay cool!
Regular meeting schedule resumes in September.
Doubleweave Study Group Presentation
You’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
We’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!
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.
Because of the conference there will be no Hands-on Meeting in June.
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!
The Austin Recreation Center parking lot and House Park were flooded in this weekend’s storms, but has been cleaned up and is open. We will hold our 4th Thursday, Hands-on Night, as usual from 7-9.
May 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.