Elizabeth Shoeman is a tapestry artist. For as long as she can remember, she has been attracted to textiles. As a young girl, she taught herself to sew on an old treadle sewing macine. As a teenager and young woman, she sewed most of her wardrobe. She was addicted to Vogue Pattern magazine and followed the latest styles, often creating her own from a combination of several patterns.
Children and a career eventually took her away from dressmaking. Her interest in textiles appeared again in the late 1990s when she discovered weaving. At that time, she was employed in the high-tech industry and found this very tactile, ancient art form provided a wonderful respite from her work life. Yarn gave her a new textile to create with and retirement gave her the time to immerse herself more fully in this craft and create her portfolio of work. Take a look at www.eshoeman.weebly.com.
An Artist’s Journey – How Knitting Came to be Part of my Creative Life
Roxana Bartlett’s life has been a journey with many adventures. Printmaker, painter, artist quilt maker all have been intertwined with knitting, first as a relaxing outlet and finally as a genuine aspect of my creative life. Designing is fun, writing the patterns not so much, and putting them on Ravelry impossible without a great technical editor! Roxana is both an artist-quilt maker and a knitwear designer. Leading a double life isn’t as difficult as it sounds, she says, since both reflect an aspect of her creativity and both are exciting. Her book Slip Stitch Knitting is an Interweave Press best seller.
Writing Knitting Patterns and Selling on Ravelry (Evening Guild only)
Ellen Veneski will join Roxana at the Evening Guild meeting. Ellen spent her career working in high-tech marketing, advertising, and public relations. Now retired, she spends time with her family, as well as meeting up with friends to knit and play duplicate bridge.
Rigid Heddle Weavers Meet Up 2nd Friday of the month, 11am - 1pm, Flagstaff Room, Boulder Main Library. Bring your loom and enjoy weaving with the group!
Complexity 2018: Innovations in Weaving is the Complex Weaver's members exhibition at Convergence in Reno next year. Information on deadlines and how to enter is on the Complex Weavers website.
HGB has looms for sale that were donated to the guild. These are:
1. Leclerc Nilus loom jack type loom
4 shaft; 45" weaving width
2. Unbranded 8 shaft jack type loom
60" weaving width
For details and photos contact Priscilla Wagener firstname.lastname@example.org
Textile Conservator Needs Experienced Wool Dyer - see the PDF for details
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