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Andean Pebble Weave & Backstrap Weaving

Andean Pebble WeaveWe’re delighted that Laverne Waddington is making a return visit to teach Andean Pebble Weave.  Here is the schedule:

February 28, 2013 Backstrap weaving ‘refresher’ session at Project Night with Eileen Thompson leading. Open to all and particularly recommended if you’re taking the workshop.

March 14, 2013 Program Night,  Laverne Waddington will present a slide show and discussion about backstrap weaving at our regular Program Night.

Weekend March 16-17, 2013 Pebble Weave Workshop
Register  here

Tuesday February 5th, 2013 Monthly Spin-In

The next Spin-in will be Tuesday February 5th  from noon to 3 pm at a south central branch of the Austin Public Library.

Twin Oaks Branch
1800 S. Fifth St.
(512) 974-9980

Parking is free and plentiful, and the event is free and open to the public.

Thursday February 14, 2013 Program Night

Where’s the POP?  Study Group

The ‘Where’s the Pop?’ study group will present what they learned about using basic design elements to make our work stand out on the runway, in a gallery, and in our homes. They will also be sharing what they made with the James A. Webb yarns.

Japanese balloon artist Rie Hosokai uses latex balloons to create unique dresses that can only be worn 24 hours before they deflate and change color in hot weather. from

January 10, 2013 Program Night

Twill Plaid Sample by Irene Smith

Join us as we kick off the New Year.  Irene Smith will demonstrate pattern design for continuous-weave triangle weaving, covering color planning and weave structures.  Her samples of triangle-woven pieces will show plaid, twills, and huck lace.  We’re so looking forward to this presentation by one of our talented teen members!

Our meeting will be from 7-9 Pm at the Northwest Rec. Center.


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WSSA Members’ Exhibit at Laura’s Library










Art at Laura’s presents
an Exhibit of Members’ Works
the Weavers & Spinners Society of Austin

December 4, 2012- January 5, 2012

Laura’s Library
9411 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX 78733

Thursday, Dec.13, 2012, WSSA Holiday Shindig

Join us for our annual WSSA Holiday Potluck

Thursday, December 13, 2012
7 PM

Meg ‘s house, see newsletter for address
or email for details


Bring a dish to share –
(We’re not doing the the alphabet system we have used in the past)

Also if you’d like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a modest handmade or inexpensive ($10-20) fiber-related gift (fibers, weaving, yarns, instruction books, etc). Rules this year will be that the item can be ‘stolen’ or traded twice.

Don’t forget your show and tell!

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