We have our programs set for 2014, and they look something like this, as always check the 2013-2014 Programs and Workshops page , we’ve had some changes to our programs:
January: We welcome Jette Vandermeiden as she presents a talk on sett at our 4th Thursday Project Night on the 23rd. as well as 2 (count ’em) workshops: a one day on sett and a two day on Crackle the following weekend the 24-26th. Our Program Night in January on the 9th will be Tips and Tricks. Registration for the workshops is here.
February: We are again switching Project Night and Program Night to have Susan Fricke from Yarnorama come and do a presentation on spinning. She is a very versatile spinner and fiber artist and will inspire us with her experiences as a spinner. This will take place on the 27th at the rec. center on Shoal Creek. Then, as we move backwards on the calendar, we will have a fun project night on the 13th at the rec. center on 2222 making woven and felted valentines. The locations and dates are the same as every other meeting.
March: Meg Wilson will do a program on twills on the 13th. We are looking forward to seeing how she has more than stretched the boundaries of twill in her stunning weavings. On the 27th we will do something twill related for project night. Anytime you want to bring your wheel and spin on project night you are welcome to do that.
April: Last spring our guild bought a DVD on Ravenstail in memory of Pam Pate. We will view this unique Chilkat weaving style with Sharon Bramblett on the 10th of April. At the Project Night on the 24th Sharon will get us started on the creation of our own weavings. Google the history of Ravenstail if you have time. It’s very interesting. Sharon will need a count of how many weavers to prepare for.
May: Band weaving is too much fun to overlook this year. There are probably enough examples to stretch all the way around the room. On May 8th bring your examples and small looms and we will share inspiration, history and some instruction too….all the way around the room. Bandweaving will continue on to the 22nd for project night. Lavernne Waddington will be here in May for her workshop on complementary warp pickup. Registration for that is here.
June: The meeting on the 12th will be a summer pot luck. We will have the new slate of officers to vote on and time to share summer plans.
July: Our guild has several members that are working on their Certificate of Excellence with the Handweavers Guild of America. On July 10th we will have an opportunity to hear how they are progressing. If you ever wondered how this process works this is a good time to come and see. HGA offers the COE in handweaving, spinning, basketmaking and dyeing. The final project night of the summer will be free time to work on projects and see what everyone is working on.
August: No meetings.