Category Archives: Project Night

September Meetings and a New Study Group

DSC03908Program Night — Back to Guild Night
September  8, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:45pm
Northwest Recreation Center

September marks the beginning of our guild year and a fresh slate for our learning together. Like a back to school event, we’ll take some time to go over some of the basics of WSSA plans and policies for the 2016-17 year, including a refresher on our website and social media, going over frequently asked questions, and a special presentation by Mickey Stam with photos from the 2016 Convergence and from fashion exhibits in New York. If you are a new member who has never yet attended a WSSA meeting or a long-time friend who may have fallen out of touch, this is a great opportunity to find out what you may have been missing and also get your questions answered. Bring friends who may be interested in joining so they can hear all about our exciting plans!

Hands on Night — bring a project to work on, or join the Weaving 101 study group
September 22, 2016
7 – 9 PM
Austin Recreation Center

This is the night of the month where we come together to visit while working on our personal spinning, weaving and other fiber projects. Hands-on-Night is the perfect time to get help and advice from other members of the guild.  The library is also available that night.

We’re starting something new on Hands-on nights, the Weaving 101 study group.  You can still bring your spinning or other projects, this will be alongside our normal Hands-on activities.  Our first meeting will be September 22nd and we’ll be mostly planning what we want to cover. Continue reading

July 2016 Meetings

Program Meeting
July 14, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:45pm
Northwest Recreation Center

collingwoodJoin us learning about one of the legends in the weaving world. We will watch the film: Peter Collingwood Weaver.  Peter Collingwood spent a lifetime involved in weaving and fiber experimentation.  He is one of the leading British artist weavers.  His works have hung in many museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe. Most of his books are considered to be definitive resources in the field of weaving, with topics ranging from sprang, tablet weaving and rug weaving.

 Picture source: VADS

Hands-on-Night
July 21, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Austin Recreation Center

Come join the gang! This is the night of the month where we come together to visit while working on our personal spinning, weaving and other fiber projects. Hands-on-Night is the perfect time to get help and advice from other members of the guild.

WSSA also has a wonderful library and it is open for business during the Hands-on-Night meeting.

June 2016 Meetings

vintage-picnic-snapshot-28Annual Summer Picnic
June 9, 2016
6:30 to 9:00 PM
See email for location

Yahoo! It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again. Our annual summer picnic is on June 9th from 6:30-9 pm.

Bring a dish and drink to share. We will provide plates, cups and utensils. Members will receive location information via email. In addition to our usual good eats, great show and tell, we will have our annual business meeting and presentation of the slate of officers for the next year.

Photo: WGSN Insider

spinning-wheel-art1Hands-on-Night
June 23rd, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Austin Recreation Center

Come join the gang! This is the night of the month where we come together to visit while working on our personal spinning, weaving and other fiber projects. Hands-on-Night is the perfect time to get help and advice from other members of the guild.

WSSA also has a wonderful library and it is open for business during the Hands-on-Night meeting.

Photo Credit: anythingwithastring

May 2016 Meetings — Boundweave

Krokbragd Cricket

Program Night
May 12, 2016
6:30-8:45
NorthWest Rec Center

Boundweave is a wonderfully versatile and fun way to weave. It’s weft faced and loom controlled, forming a thick, sturdy fabric that’s great for everything from rugs to bags. We’ll be looking at Bound Rosepath, Krokbragd and some 3 and 4 shaft variations.

We will continue the explorations during Hands-on Night  on May 26th and there will be a loom warped for bound Rosepath at WEST for you to weave on

Our program nights run from 6:30-8:45 at NorthWest Recreation Center.

Photo Credit Barbara Larson

 

April 28, 2016 Hands-on Night– Spinning with Locks

CricketThicket_tailspun7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Austin Recreation Center

Bring your spinning and weaving projects for our Hands-on-Night.  Also, if you would like to learn how to make a beautiful curly yarn, Jayne Black will be on hand to teach is the technique for making tailspun or lockspun yarn from wool locks. Bring your spinning wheel, wool locks and learn this very cool technique.  We will also have some wool locks and an extra wheel or two on hand.

The library will be open for book returns and check-out  or just for browsing our wonderful collection.

Picture credit: CricketThicket

February 25, 2016 Hands-on Night – Exploring Pin Looms

heartloom_jupiterschildHands-on-Night
February 25, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Austin Recreation Center

In addition to our usual Spin/Weave-In, we will be playing with pin looms. If you have a pin loom bring it to the meeting.  Supplies and instruction for making your own heart pin loom will also be available.

The Library is always open on Hands-on Night.

Picture credit: Jupiter’s Child

 

January 28, 2016 Hands-on Night

camp-logos-051Hands-on-Night
January 28, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Austin Recreation Center

This month we’re just gathering to socialize and work on our personal fiber projects.  Bring your spinning, weaving and other fiber projects. Great opportunity to get help and advice from other members!  WSSA has a wonderful library and it is open for business during the Hands-on-Night meeting.