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October Meetings — Felting & Color Theory

Program Night — Felting with Marie Spaulding of Living Felt
October 13, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:45pm

Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland
Austin, TX 78731


Marie Spaulding, proprietor of Austin’s dedicated felt supply store, Living Felt, will be talking to us about the mechanics of felting. Why do some fibers felt faster than others? How do you choose materials for your felting projects? Marie will address these items and more. Not interested in felting? Much of this information can also be used to plan spinning or weaving projects where you either want to full your end product or want to ensure that the project does not full. Join us to learn more about this fantastic art form and meet one of Austin’s top experts.

6:30-7 is social time with the meeting starting at 7. For October only, there will be small group demonstrations of how to set up and transport the newly refurbished Macomber loom.

Hands on Night — Color Theory/Color planning for a project
October 27, 2016
7 – 9 PM

Austin Recreation Center
1301 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78701-1790

As part of the Weaving 101 series we will be exploring basic color theory for weavers, including looking at how adjacent color can change the way your warp & weft changes, plus several hands-on opportunities to try out warp plans and samples of color interactions. Feel free to bring any potential project materials with you if you are seeking advice on planning the colorway of your next project. Although this is part of the Weaving 101 class the techniques apply to all fiber arts and can be adjusted in the class to suit your particular crafts.

As always there is room for the communal spin-in, access to the latest magazines and other library materials, and social time.

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!

WEST Austin Studio Tour


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April 27-28 and May 5-6
11 am -6 pm

2802 Benbrook Drive
Austin, TX

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 26, 6:30-9:00 pm
Wine and light refreshments.


The Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin will have a gallery and studio in this year’s WEST Austin Studio Tour on April 27-28 and May 5-6 weekends, from 11 am- 6 pm, at a private home, 2802 Benbrook Drive, in Austin.  An Opening on Friday, April 26, from 6:30-9:00 pm will include wine and light refreshments.

Guild members will demonstrate Theo Moorman, ikat weaving, felting, dyeing, spinning, and weaving design software.   The gallery will include paintings by Shannon Hamann as guest artist, as well as wearable art, home décor items, and some purely fantastical pieces created by the weavers, spinners, dyers, and felters in the guild.


Heartwoven Designs (Colleen Launer Yarbrough), handwoven apparel and accessories
Moonbeam Weaving (Linda Yeatts), handwoven wearable art
Sidne Tiemann, rugs, wall hangings, scarves
Zanna James, handwoven fiber and wire jewelry
Jean Shannon Hamann (Guest Artist), paintings and collage

Members of The Weavers & Spinners Society of Austin

WEST Austin Studio Tour website



We’re thrilled to be part of WEST this year, and we’re taking over a whole house! Come check out our exhibits, demonstrations and vendors.