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Thursday December 12, WSSA Holiday Shin-Dig

Yarn Ball WreathOur annual potluck holiday party is coming up, here are the details:

Thursday, December 12, 2013
6:30 PM

Meg ‘s house, see newsletter and yahoo group for address
or email wssaustin.org@gmail.com for details

Bring a dish to share –
(We’re not doing the the alphabet system we have used in the past)

Also if you’d like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a modest handmade or inexpensive ($10-20) fiber-related gift (fibers, weaving, yarns, instruction books, etc). Rules this year will be that the item can be ‘stolen’ or traded twice.

Don’t forget your show and tell!

Please note: There are no Thursday night Project Nights in November or December, our regular schedule resumes in January with a full plate —  Tips and Tricks on January 9th, and on the 23rd join us for a talk on sett with Jette Vandermeiden, followed by workshops over the weekend.  It promises to be a great month!

(image from http://www.recapturedcharm.com/2010/11/holiday-yarn-wreath.html)


Workshops Galore! (edited)

Workshops are a great way to learn, and lots of fun. We’re fortunate to have some great ones coming up this Guild year.  You can find details and registration for them all HERE.

Here is what we have so far for 2013-2014:

Wednesdays, November 6 and 13 Evening Workshop “Market Basket Workshop”, MaryLou Harkins
Weekend May 17- 18 2 Day Workshop “Complementary Warp Pick-up”, Laverne Waddington

We have scholarships available.  Contact vicepresident@wssaustin.org for details.

Thursday October 10, 2013 Program Night

mangleTool Time!

October’s meeting will be all hands on as we examine everyone’s tools for weaving, spinning and whatever other handwork you do. Have you collected some interesting pieces, or maybe inherited tools that work as well now as they did generations ago.  I have hard time resisting my urge to buy old tools.  I am sure everyone will have something to contribute to “tool time”. Old books on our craft are welcome too, along with sharing those precious memories.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite tools with a story.  These might be unusual, or antique, handmade, or repurposed.

Thursday, October 24  Project Night,  Simple woodworking to create tools for weaving and spinning inspired by “Tool Time”,  for example, making a rigid heddle for band weaving or stick shuttles.


Raby tool

Spinning and Weaving Week at City Hall Plaza

WSSA will be bringing spinning wheels and looms to the lunchtime crowd  in downtown Austin from 11-2 on October 7th during Spinning and Weaving week.  SWWEEK

Gallery Show at ArtSpace in Round Rock

WSSA is having a gallery show during the month of September!

231 East Main
Round Rock

Featuring the work of twenty-three members of the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin and ranging from handwoven housewares and clothing to felted rocks.


Opening night : Thursday, September 5th, 2013
5:30pm to 7pm
There will be wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music.

Gallery hours:
11am – 3pm, Tuesday- Saturday  (‘til 8 on Thursday)
Admission is free to the gallery and the opening!

Thursday September 12, 2013 Program Night

What I did on my summer vacation:  Travel to Japan and Italy


We’re kicking off the Guild year with the travel experiences of three of our members last summer:  to Japan for Saori weaving and to Italy  for a fashion tour. 

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Thursday July 11, Program Night

 Direct Warping the Rigid Heddle Loom with Sandra Doak

Direct Warping Doak RHIf you have a rigid heddle loom and you’ve wondered how to warp it without using a warping board this Program Night is for you. Sandra Doak will demonstrate how to warp your loom using the loop method.

We will also elect the new officers for the 2013-2014 Guild year, see our newsletter for the slate.

Our Program Nights meet  7 PM at Northwest Recreation Center on Northland Drive