2012-2013 Program Schedule

September 6, 2012 Program Night, ‘What is your Perfect Guild’, and Convergence Fashion Show, Mickey Stam

September 27, 2012 Project Night

October 11, 2012 Program Night, Braids 2012, Eileen Thompson

October 25, 2012 Project Night, Eileen will demo snagging, a tablet weaving technique for making braid and an inkle woven beaded necklace.

November 6, 2012 Spin-in at Central Market 1:30-3:30 details

November 8, 2012 Program Night, “Combing Fibres” video by Robin Russo, lead by C.J. Creamer. Bring combs or hackles if you have them. details

There is no project night in November due to Thanksgiving.

December 13, 2012 Holiday Party, see newsletter for time and place.

January 10, 2013 Program Night 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.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 Project Night A second look at the triangle loom with Irene and tri-loom weaving with continuous warp. If you have a tri-loom, please bring it.

Tuesday February 5, 2013 Spin In, 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? What the Pop study group learned about using basic design elements to make our work stand out on the runway, in a gallery, and in our homes. Also sharing what we all have made with the James A. Webb yarns.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 Project Night, Backstrap Loom refresher with Eileen Thompson. An opportunity to make our own backstrap looms and a review of last year’s workshop with Laverne.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 Program Night, Backstrap Weaving, Laverne Waddington

Weekend March 16-17, 2013 Pebble Weave Workshop
We are looking forward to a return visit from Laverne Waddington. This year she will be teaching us Pebble Weave. Register here

Thursday, March 28, 2013 Project Night, we will be pricing our work and getting organized for the WEST tour and Maker Faire.

Tuesday April 2, 2013 Monthly Spin-and-Weave In. We’ll be meeting at Central Market on North Lamar. Bring a portable project, your wheel or small loom and let’s enjoy a beautiful spring day on the deck together. If it’s not a beautiful spring day, come find us inside!

Thursday, April 11, 2013 Program Night, Aimee Kandl – Fine garment construction techniques and clothing finishes for handwoven fabrics.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Project Night- Fine garment construction hands on.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 Project night – Deborah Robertson—Cusco, Peru. Deborah will be doing a program sharing her recent trip to Cusco, Peru. She will be bringing lots of photos for us to drool over, including Chinchero and Taquile (an island in Lake Titicaca).

Thursday, May 23, 2013 Project Night

Thursday, June 13, 2013 Picnic

Thursday, June 27, 2013 Project Night

Thursday, July 11, 2013 Program Night and Annual Officer Election – – Sandra Doak, Warping a Rigid Heddle Loom Without a Warping Board.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Project Night-  Rigid Heddle Loom Warping.  WSSA members will be doing a follow-up with us on how to warp a rigid heddle loom.