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West Austin Studio Tour 2015

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
Times:  11-6

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.”

 

SHARE Workshop- January 17-18, 2015

Saturday January 17th, 10am to 4pm,  Sunday 18th, 1pm to 6:00pm

Location:
Westbank Public Library
1309 Westbank Dr
Austin, TX 78746
Directions:  http://www.westbanklibrary.com/directions

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.

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WEST Austin Studio Tour

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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 –
Handwoven wearables

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

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Come meet us at the Faire!

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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!

Renegade, Maker Faire, WEST, Oh my!

RenegadeWe’re delighted to be invited to participate in Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition. We will be demoing and you can sign up to weave on our black rock ‘n’ roll warp!

Thurs. – Sat, March 13 – 15
noon-8PM
Palmer Events Center
http://www.renegadecraft.com/austin-march-market-details

 

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Maker Faire is always a good time and a celebration of the DIY spirit.  This will be our 5th, come by and learn to weave or spin.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00am – 6:00pm
The Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724.
http://austinmakerfaire.com/

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Our pop-up gallery is back as part of the 3rd West Austin Studio Tour!  WEST is a free, self-guided tour.  We will have vendors and demos. Stay tuned for more details and a list of vendors.

www.share January 24-26, 2014

Lemons into Lemonade

Warping Clinic
Friday, Jan. 24th, from 10 – 4

Round Robin weaving workshop
Sat., Jan. 25th, from 10 – 4
Sunday Jan. 26th from 1 – 5

Location:
Laura’s Library
9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78733
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We are asking for a suggested donation of $20 cash for the use of the Laura’s Library space, which is a beautiful setting for us to weave and share in.

This is one for the making lemons into lemonade category. Our workshop leader for Jan 23-26 has had to cancel so we are taking matters into own hands.

We bring you Weaving Winter Workshop. Share.. or www.share for short.  This will be a a round robin workshop.  Pick a weave pattern, structure, or fiber  that you want to share with everyone and warp your loom  8-10 inches  wide  and about 3  yards long (depending of course on what works with your pattern, fiber, etc.) of whatever warp you choose.   You will take home  about 4-6 samples that you have woven.  That amounts to an hour to a  couple of hours of weaving on each loom, although if we have a lot of people you will probably not weave on EVERY loom.  It will be an outstanding opportunity to learn about different weave structures, and to weave on many different looms.

If you are planning to come we would like to know what pattern you are planning to dress your loom with. Some suggestions are: Crackle (!), Summer and Winter, Overshot, various Lace weaves, M’s & O’s, Rep weave, Monk’s Belt, Rosepath and Color and Weave effects.  You can find an online sign up sheet HERE.  Please email us at wssaustin.org@gmail.com if you want help deciding what to do or if you have any questions.