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West Austin Studio Tour 2015- May 9,10 and 16,17

5x7 WSSA WEST CARD FRONTPlease join us for our 3rd West Austin Studio Tour

Stop #2  2802 Benbrook, 78751
11-6 both weekends

  • weaving & spinning
  • hand-spun yarns & wearables
  • hand-dyed fibers
  • felted & knitted items
  • shop & learn

Featuring local artists
Mickey Stam
Aimee Kandl
Pam James
Mary Macaulay
Linda Yeattswest_logo_dates
Sidne Tiemann
Sarah Monger
and the members of WSSA

This is  a free family event: stop by to see weaving and spinning in progress and experience the wonders of indigo dyeing.

Thanks to Heather Wykrent for our beautiful flyer. 

 

West Austin Studio Tour 2015

West Austin Studio Tour is a ton of fun. We take over a member’s house and turn it into a pop-up gallery and working studio with demos and vendors.

Sign up to help HERE!

WEST tour  May 9-10 and May 16-17
Times:  11-6

Here is the description from the WEST website:
“WEST is a free, self-guided tour that champions the abundance of talent within Austin’s large and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques, and inspirations, and support the arts community by building their collections and supporting local artisans.”

 

Project Night is now Hands-on Night!

blue hands heartWe got tired of confusing Program Nights (2nd Thursdays at NorthWest Rec Center) and Project Night (4th Thursdays at Austin Rec Center) so we decided to re-name it to Hands-on Night.

Stay tuned, the Fall line up is being finalized. Our September meeting will be a wrap up of all the wonderful conferences our members went to this summer– Convergence, Complex Weavers and Saori, as well as an overview of the upcoming Contemporary Handweavers of Texas conference to be hosted by… us!

WEST Austin Studio Tour

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Saturdays and Sundays • May 10-11 and 17-18, 2014 • 11am – 6pm
2802 Benbrook Drive • Austin • Texas • 78757

First stop on the tour!
Weaving, spinning, dyeing and felting demonstrations.

Exhibit of works by guildmembers including:

Patricia Day Woven Designs –
Handwoven wearables

Sidne Tiemann –
Ceramics, woven rugs and wall hangings

Meg Wilson, Nunoweavings –
Felted scarves and woven towels

Colleen Launer Yarbrough, Heartwoven Designs –
Woven wearable art, nuno felted art

Mary Macaulay, Woolyfiori –
Felted hats, accessories, scarves, flowers and art objects

Members of the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin

Full tour info, maps and more on  Big Medium’s  website

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Renegade, Maker Faire, WEST, Oh my!

RenegadeWe’re delighted to be invited to participate in Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition. We will be demoing and you can sign up to weave on our black rock ‘n’ roll warp!

Thurs. – Sat, March 13 – 15
noon-8PM
Palmer Events Center
http://www.renegadecraft.com/austin-march-market-details

 

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Maker Faire is always a good time and a celebration of the DIY spirit.  This will be our 5th, come by and learn to weave or spin.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00am – 6:00pm
The Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724.
http://austinmakerfaire.com/

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Our pop-up gallery is back as part of the 3rd West Austin Studio Tour!  WEST is a free, self-guided tour.  We will have vendors and demos. Stay tuned for more details and a list of vendors.