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May Program - Deborah Silver

In-Person Meetings
May 13, 2024
Day Meeting Presentation: My Creative Journey
Deborah will discuss her creative journey: how she came to be a weaver, created textiles for interiors, and incorporated split-shed weaving into her work. She will present the creative process and philosophy that she employs in her weavings. She will also explain the split-shed weaving technique
May 14, 2024
Evening Meeting Presentation: The Split Shed Rabbit Hole

Deborah will discuss her research into weave structures and how she modified dozens of 4- and 8-shaft patterns so that one can weave curves on only 4-shafts using a split-shed. She will explain the split-shed weaving process and how she has integrated various split-shed structures into her art and craftwork.

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


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HGB Membership - Join or Renew Today 

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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.



Upcoming Events 

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


Workshops
  • Details Coming Soon!
Events
HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale - October 30 - November 3, 2024 - visit hgbsale.org

Announcements 

Navajo Weaving Class in Taos, New Mexico

Pearl Sunrise is an esteemed Tribal Elder offering her culturally authentic experience this summer in cool northern New Mexico. Visit Taos Art School for more information.

Fiber Art at Denver Botanic Gardens

Fiber artist Tali Weinberg (and May 2025 presenter/workshop instructor) starts with data from NOAA about various aspects of our changing climate, and interprets them in natural-dyed thread by weaving, wrapping, and other creative techniques. This exhibit is at the Denver Botanical Gardens through June 9. 

Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum is now accepting proposals for the 29th Annual Virtual Weaving History Conference (WHC).

The WHC will be held on Zoom, October 21–23. They welcome proposals on any topics related to the history of weaving and related fiber crafts. Need help coming up with a topic? In the survey last year, attendees responded that they’d be interested in learning about:

  • The history of rag rug weaving from around the world
  • Cross-cultural techniques and tools
  • Everything to do with weaving instructor Osma Gallinger Tod, who ran the Weaving Teachers Association
  • Well-known weavers who have recently passed such as Ingrid Boesel, Nell Znamierowski, Ruth Holroyd, or Ute Bargmann.
  • Fiber prep for weaving - sources and spinning
  • Barn looms through history
  • History of linen or a look at regional flax/linen projects that are creating local resources for flax to spin
  • Florence Feldman-Wood and The Spinning Wheel Sleuth
  • Weaving in America
  • Guild histories
  • Tablet weaving

Both individual and group proposals are welcome! For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit their website.

  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.

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

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 10, 2024 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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