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January Program: Robbie LaFleur
January 16, 2023 - Day Presentation: From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Voyage through Norwegian Tapestry
January 17, 2023 - Evening Presentation: Frida Hansen - A Norwegian Art Nouveau Artist in Wool


Robbie LaFleur, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been following a thread of Scandinavian textiles since she studied weaving at Valdres Husflidsskole in Fagernes, Norway in 1977. She continued her study with Scandinavian instructors at workshops in Norway and the U.S.

Robbie coordinates the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Scandinavian Weavers Study Group and is the editor and publisher of the quarterly Norwegian Textile Letter

For more information about Robbie and the presentations - click here

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12-16-2022

February Program: Laura Nelkin
February 13, 2023 Day Presentation: Meet the Maker


Laura Nelkin is a prolific and innovative knitwear designer and pattern maker. She is known for her complex but accessible designs that challenge knitters to think about their stitches in a new way.

Taking inspiration from her home in the gorges Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, Laura loves incorporating elements into her designs that reference the landscape around her.  She is an expert on knitting with beads and has taught many how to use beads in their knitting. 

For more information about Laura and the presentation - click here

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12-16-2022


February Program: Denise Perreault
February 14, 2023 Evening Presentation: Tools & Techniques for Creating Two and Three Dimensional Beaded Fabric


Denise will share images of her dimensional beadwork along with those of other artists she admires. Tips and tricks she's learned in her 25 years creating large-scale beaded window valances, as well as the best materials, tools, and bead stitches for sculptural beadwork will also be covered. An overview of glass seed beads will be included, as these offer the greatest variety of sizes, colors, and finishes for dimensional beadwork. Members are invited to bring beaded work to the Show & Tell portion of the presentation.

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12-16-2022


February Workshop: Laura Nelkin
February 15, 2023 Workshop: Knitting with Beads Made Easy

Knitting with Beads Made Easy - Beading 101
Zoom workshop with Laura Nelkin 
February 15, 2023 • 6:00-8:00 pm

Want to add beads to your knitting, but not sure where to start
Then this is the workshop for you!

Join February Program Presenter knitwear designer Laura Nelkin as she walks you through the basics of knitting with beads and introduces you to the joy of adding bling to your knitting.

Along the way, we’ll learn multiple techniques for working with both placed and pre-strung beads.

Laura Nelkin is a prolific and innovative knitwear designer and pattern maker. She is known for her complex yet accessible designs that challenge knitters to think about their stitches in a new way. She is an expert on knitting with beads and has taught many how to use beads in their knitting.

For more information and registration - click here

12-16-2022



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Membership in the Handweavers Guild of Boulder is open to anyone who has an interest in or is actively engaged in textile and fiber arts.

HGB Members Represent a Variety of Textile and Fiber Techniques

• Weaving and Interlacement • Felting—Wet, Needle & Nuno • Knitting & Crochet • Lace, Macramé & Knotting • Bead & Wire Weaving • Basketry • Rug Hooking • Spinning • Sprang • Embroidery, Stitching & Surface Design • Quilting, Piecing & Appliqué • Fabric Painting, Dyeing & Surface Design • Handmade Paper • Fiber Preparation & Dyeing

Membership in the Handweavers Guild of Boulder is open to anyone who has an interest in or is actively engaged in textile and fiber arts.

Whether you are new to fiber arts and textiles, or an accomplished artist, we are confident that you will find an enjoyable, creative, and inspirational place within the Handweavers Guild of Boulder.

10-02-2022


Upcoming Events

Guild Programs - Day & Evening Meetings  View 2022-2023 Program Listing Here

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HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale - November 1-5, 2023 - visit hgbsale.org

  • 2023 Details Coming Soon!

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Announcements

The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) - Textiles & Tea - Each week HGA hosts a conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. Textiles & Tea takes place every Tuesday at 4:00 PM (EST) and is broadcast via Zoom. These broadcasts are free to view and open to all. Click on the link for additional information.

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Colorado Gives Day
The Handweavers Guild of Boulder has been participating in ColoradoGives.org since 2019, providing a safe and secure platform to non-profits in the State of Colorado to receive charitable donations.  Please join us on December 6, 2022 for Colorado Gives Day.  Link here for the Handweavers Guild of Boulder profile page and thank you for your ongoing support!

HGB COVID POLICY (adopted by the HGB Board June 9, 2021)The Board will continue to closely follow local public health guidelines and to make plans with the health and safety of our community in mind as we move forward. Handweavers Guild of Boulder small groups, such as Study Groups, workshops, or committees, may meet in-person.  The HGB Board recommends that each group use a democratic process to ask its members to decide whether to meet in-person or to continue with virtual meetings.  (The HGB Zoom account will remain available for member group use.)  The HGB Board recommends that masks and social distancing are used if an in-person option is taken.

(Addendum adopted by the HGB Board June 28, 2022): Face coverings will be required on the first day of the HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale Check-in for all members in the building on that day (Monday, October 31, 2022) to protect each other and particularly members with health conditions.   Face coverings will also be required on the morning of additional Check-in  (Friday, November 4, 2022) and during Check-out beginning at 3pm Sunday, November 6, 2022.  The HGB Board continues to encourage face coverings be worn indoors during other times of the event.  

HGB Non-discrimination Clause

Update to the HGB By-Laws, Article IV, Section 1 Approved 10/10/22 by HGB Membership

Membership of the Guild shall be open to persons in sympathy with, interested in, or actively engaged in the art of handweaving and related arts/crafts. There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex, age, ability, race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, native language, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Updated 05.13.2022

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