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February Program - Woolpunk 

Zoom Meetings

Monday, Feb. 12, 2024

9:50am Social Time
10:00am Meeting
10:30am Program

Day Meeting Presentation:

Get a Little Closer to Woolpunk

Say what? Say woolpunk. Trademarked as the artist, Woolpunk will share her work, art shenanigans, and discuss all things fiber related. She will show us her work and describe her inspirations and techniques.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024

6:50pm Social Time

7:00pm Meeting 

7:30pm Program - Show & Tell

Evening Meeting Presentation: 
I'd Like to Teach the World to Stitch/Community Outreach and Activism

Woolpunk has long focused on community to highlight the invisible work needed to better our planet. Getting a little closer will deep dive into inspiration and communal outcomes with fiber focused initiatives.

Woolpunk has the hands of a gifted artisan, the soul of a social activist, and the passion of an environmentalist.

--Hildreth York, Curator, Writer, Emeritus

For more information, visit the Programs page.


March Program - Charan Sachar

In-Person Meetings
March 11, 2024
Day Meeting Presentation: 
From Engineering to Clay to Fiber to...

Charan will share his journey starting as a software engineer, then textile artist and potter, and into all of his creative fields.

March 12, 2024
Evening Meeting Presentation: 
Color and Texture in Art Yarns

Charan will share how he creates art yarns as well as samples of his color and texture.

For more information, visit the Programs page.


Colorado Grasslands Challenge 

Inspired by our 2023 March and April guest speakers, both of whom talked about how fiber artists respond to their surroundings in their work, and art can be activism, Handweavers Guild of Boulder challenges you to let your imagination run wild this year as you knit, crochet, felt, bead, quilt, weave, embroider, etc, inspired by the topic of our Colorado prairie and grassland.

Completion date for projects is extended to August 31, 2024 to enable us to locate the perfect gallery space, to allow you to complete projects and to consider our opening event. PLEASE REGISTER to make something so we have an idea of the space we need! 

We've compiled many great resources to inspire you, which can be found here or here as a pdf.

Register here and for information contact - Jane McAtee - programs@handweaversofboulder.org


Robert Linn Photography


HGB Membership - Join or Renew Today 

Join or Renew Today!

Click here to join/renew online
or for printable membership form

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.



Upcoming Events 

Guild Programs - Day & Evening Meetings  
View 2023-2024 Program Listing Here


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Workshops
Events
HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale - October 30 - November 3, 2024 - visit hgbsale.org

Announcements 

  2024 WARP (Weave A Real Peace) Annual Conference

Welcome Circle: May 15, 7pm

Main Events: May 16 & 17, 9am - 4pm

Event Venues:

Denver Marriott West Hotel, 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd.

and Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave.

Golden, CO

Includes Welcome Circle, Fashion Show, International Marketplace, and a wide range of speakers, including Navajo tapestry weaver Lynda Teller Pete, former Interweave Media President Marilyn Murphy, NM Colcha embroidery artist Julia Gomez, natural dyer Donna Brown, museum curator Jill D'Alessandro, and more.

Register for the WARP Conference before March 22, 2024 for discounted $345 fee, which includes speaker and facility fees, transportation to venues from Marriott, plus meals. $380 after March 22.


Register at: https://weavearealpeace.org/featuredcontent/2024-annual-meeting.


Colorado Weavers Day 2024

Saturday, May 18

Green Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO

Keynote Speaker: Bethany Chaney, Director, John C. Campbell Folk School

Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild

Register at: https://www.rmwg.org/cwd.

Mark Your Calendars

The next Community Engagement meeting is Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.

via Zoom: email communityengagement@handweaversofboulder.org for link.

Cathy Regan, Community Engagement Coordinator

IWC is seeking proposals for the 2025 Conference

IWC is seeking proposals for the 2025 Conference at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque June 17-21, 2025, for 3-hour seminars, 1-day workshops & 3-day workshops.

View 2025 IWC Call for Proposals here: intermountainweavers.org/resources/Documents/IWC2025CallForProposals.pdf

Tied and Untied Weaves on 8 Shafts, Marcy Petrini

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10 am to 1 pm Mountain Standard Time.

Tied unit weaves have some interesting characteristics that allow flexibility in designing. We will explore and contrast these structures with other block weaves. Drawdowns and photos of samples will be shared. We will also discuss the suitability of these weaving structures for various uses.

BONUS: Everyone who signs up for the class will receive a 100-page eBook on tied weaves!

Cost: $50

Contemporary Tapestry Scene: Trends and Traditions, Molly Elkind

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 6 pm to 8 pm Mountain Standard Time.

Tapestry today is incredibly diverse. Whether you weave tapestry or just enjoy looking at it, it's good to be aware of what is being done, here in the U.S. and around the world. Join me for a slide tour of tapestry today that will make you a more informed viewer and/or designer of tapestry art. Focusing on solo artist-weavers from traditionalists to experimentalists and everyone in between, we'll look at it all. You'll leave with a deeper appreciation of this wide, deep, and still-evolving art form.

Cost: $35

How to Sign Up for the Classes

Go to the IWC web site: https://www.intermountainweavers.org/

You must have a current paid membership in IWC to sign up for the classes. Click on the “Sign In” button on the right of the top bar of any page on the web site. Since this is a new system, if you have not logged in before, click on “Request Password”. A password will be emailed to you. Once you log in, you can change your password or any of your information, and you can renew your membership, if needed. You can also upgrade your membership from a free membership to a paid membership. If you are not a member of IWC, click the “Join Us” menu item.

Once you are logged into the site, go to the “Register” page. You can sign up for any of the classes on that page.

Everyone that registers for a class will be emailed the Zoom information and any handouts a few days before the class starts.

If you have any questions, or suggestions about what you would like to see in future classes, please email us at registration@intermountainweavers.org

Maker Festivals Colorado (presented by Interweave) featuring the event formally known as Yarn Fest returns to Loveland April 10-13, 2024, but this time they are bringing bead and jewelry artists the Embassy Suites Loveland. The festival lineup will have thousands of fiber artists, and jewelry makers!

Maker Festivals were created to answer the need of the cross crafter, which includes the ability to take classes of all interests and a robust and diverse Marketplace.

https://www.makerfestivals.com/co

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 PM (EST) and is broadcast via Zoom. These broadcasts are free to view and open to all. Click on the link for additional information.

Website Announcements - Submission Guidelines
Contact president@handweaversofboulder.org if you have an item for this website announcements section pertaining to fiber events of interest to Guild members. 

The Beat - HGB Newsletter - Submission Guidelines
Click here for information on announcements/advertising in the HGB newsletter. 
Click here to access announcement request form.
Please note, HGB members may place a free personal 30 word or less advertisement in the newsletter.

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 5, 2023 for Colorado Gives Day. Link here for the Handweavers Guild of Boulder profile page and thank you for your ongoing support!

HGB Non-discrimination Clause

Update to the HGB Bylaws, 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.

The Handweavers Guild of Boulder is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on textile and fiber arts education.

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