2013 - 2014 Programs & Workshops

September | October | November | December | January | February | March | April | May

Interested in attending a workshop at a reduced cost? Considering being a Workshop Coordinator and Hostess for a presenter. Contact the Program Director for more information.

September - Judith MacKenzie McCuin

Day and Night Guild: Stories about Textile Objects

October - David Johnson

The Evolution of an Artist I have always thought that making art is like taking a journey. As we go down the road we experience new things in life and those things change who we are as people. For me, the art that I create is a reflection of those experiences. Art is a form of communication not unlike the spoken or written word. Color and imagery come together like words to tell a story. The story I tell is the story of my experience and speaks to my belief systems and experiences. We are always changing and as we change our art should change too. Let’s take a journey.

David Johnson holds a BFA in fiber from Colorado State University and a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. David has held teaching positions at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, the Appalachian Center for Craft, and Front Range Community College. He has also taught workshops over the years most recently at the Muskegon Museum of Art in conjunction with the opening of the “Innovators and Legends in Textiles and Fibers”, which will be opening in Fort Collins this January. David has work in multiple corporate collections including the Opry Land Hotel in Nashville, TN.

November - Sharon Alderman

The Swatch Collections: How They Were Designed Sharon will speak about the process of coming up with and refining the designs for “Handwoven” magazine's Swatch Collections. The fabrics themselves will illustrate the presentation.

Workshop: Understanding Structure

The heart of this workshop is how to translate your idea about a fabric with drape and hand into a draft. The workshop will be presented by Shuttles and you may register through the shop

December - Potluck

Day Guild: Best of the Study Groups Show / Potluck

Night Guild: Ornament Exchange / Potluck

January - Nancy Mason

Card Weaving

February - Stephanie Flynn-Sokolov

Rigid Heddle Weaving: Not Just For Kids

March - Cheryl Oberle

A Year of Shawls: Knitting a Simple Life

April - Pat Sparks

Day Guild April 14, 2014 10:30am New Trends in Felt Making
Night Guild April 15, 2014 8:30pm Kyrghistan Land of Felt


3 Day Workshop: Watercolor Felt Technique

2 Day Workshop: Felt Making Motif Control Through Inlaid Methods

1 Day Workshop: Textured Surfaces: Ruffles, Ripples and Roses, Oh My!

May - Sally Kuhn

Day Guild May 12, 2014 10:30am Ply Split Braiding: From Camel Girth to Basket to Jewelry
Night Guild May 13, 2014 8:30pm Ornament Exchange


Workshop: Ply Split Braiding

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