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.
Please 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
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.
West Austin Studio Tour is a ton of fun. We take over a member’s house and turn it into a pop-up gallery and working studio with demos and vendors.
Sign up to help HERE!
WEST tour May 9-10 and May 16-17
Here is the description from the WEST website:
“WEST is a free, self-guided tour that champions the abundance of talent within Austin’s large and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques, and inspirations, and support the arts community by building their collections and supporting local artisans.”
Saturday January 17th, 10am to 4pm, Sunday 18th, 1pm to 6:00pm
Westbank Public Library
1309 Westbank Dr
Austin, TX 78746
We are doing a repeat performance of the very popular Weaving Winter Workshop or www.SHARE workshop. Participants in the workshop are asked to bring a loom warped and ready to weave in a pattern of your choice. Not to worry if you can’t come with a prepared loom, we will also have a few extra looms warped and ready to weave.
WSSA is proud to host the biennial Contemporary Handweavers of Texas conference
June 24 – 28, 2015
@ 6505 IH 35 N
Austin, TX 78752
This regional weaving and fiber event will feature a vendor area, exhibits, demonstrations and weave-in that are free and open to the public.
Saturdays and Sundays • May 10-11 and 17-18, 2014 • 11am – 6pm
2802 Benbrook Drive • Austin • Texas • 78757
First stop on the tour!
Weaving, spinning, dyeing and felting demonstrations.
Exhibit of works by guildmembers including:
Patricia Day Woven Designs –
Sidne Tiemann –
Ceramics, woven rugs and wall hangings
Meg Wilson, Nunoweavings –
Felted scarves and woven towels
Colleen Launer Yarbrough, Heartwoven Designs –
Woven wearable art, nuno felted art
Mary Macaulay, Woolyfiori –
Felted hats, accessories, scarves, flowers and art objects
Members of the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin
Full tour info, maps and more on Big Medium’s website
The Austin Maker Faire will be returning this year to the Travis County Expo Center. This will be our 5th Maker Faire, and our second big event of the year– and it promises to be an exciting one. Weaving will be demonstrated on a floor loom as well as a Cricket with both handspun warp and weft. The Ashford Traditional wheel will once again be on hand for spinning demonstrations.
MakerFaire is vibrant and diverse, with wide appeal to all ages and interests. Exhibits range from pottery to aerial dance, robots, screen printing, dyeing with beets, a tour of the solar system in a Planetarium… the list goes on!