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Programs & Workshops 2019-2020

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Interested in attending a workshop at low or no cost? Consider being the Workshop Coordinator and Host for the presenter. Contact the program chair for more information.

Meeting Schedules

Day Guild: 9am social time; 9:30am business meeting; 10:30am program

Evening Guild: 7pm social time/show & tell; 8pm program


Updated 11.12.2019

September - Welcome Back to HGB

 Day Guild September 9, 2019 Business Meeting, Social Time, Show & Tell, Refreshments
 Evening Guild September 10, 2019 Social Time, Show & Tell, Refreshments

Updated 11.12.2019

October - David Johnson


 Day Guild October 14, 2019Color as Energy: Emotional, Physical & Spiritual
 Evening Guild October 15, 2019Color as Energy: Emotional, Physical & Spiritual


Updated 11.12.2019

November - Catherine Ellis / Deane Bowers

 Day Guild November 11, 2019Catherine Ellis - Woven Shibori: From Plain Weave to Jacquard
 Evening Guild November 12, 2019Deane Bowers - Insects to Dye For (and other adventures in natural dyeing)

Updated 11.12.2019

December - Potluck

 Day Guild

 December 9, 2019  Holiday Potluck Luncheon
 Evening Guild  December 10, 2019  Holiday Potluck Dinner & Ornament Exchange

Day Guild will meet at the usual location. Please bring your own utensils, plate, etc., and a dish to share.

Evening Guild will meet at Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, at 6:30pm. Please bring your dinner service, a dish to share, and a handmade, wrapped ornament to exchange.

Updated 11.12.2019

January - Dawn Edwards

 Day Guild  January 13, 2020 Felt: An Ancient Material for Modern Creations
 Evening Guild  January 14, 2020 Felt: An Ancient Material for Modern Creations

Bio: Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan. She sells her work under the label "Felt So Right" and teaches extensively within the USA and internationally. Dawn also is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit group, Felt United, which currently has over 6,000 members world-wide. Dawn’s felt works have appeared in exhibitions, art shows, magazines and books most recently in the Fiber Art Now magazine’s Felt: Fiber Transformed 2019. Her work is shown in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 issues of the Australian magazine FELT which included her felt pinecone hat on the cover. Numerous images of Dawn’s hats, as well as an interview, are featured in Issue 127, June 2017 of the International Feltmakers Association Felt Matters journal.

Workshop: January 11-12: Vessels Insired by Nature

Workshop: January 15-16: Fantastic Felt & Nuno-Felt Hats

Registration Form: PDF | Word

Updated 11.12.2019

February - Jennifer Guyor

 Day Guild  February 10, 2020  How the West Was Spun
 Evening Guild  February 11, 2020  How the West Was Spun

Bio: Jennifer is the creative heart behind Wild Lily Artisan Fibers. She lives in the west where the sky is big and the wind is fierce. Walking across arid, scrubby sheep country you are sometimes lucky to come across a wild lily. No one plants them - they just show up - doing their thing for the joy of doing it. Being creative is like a wild lily. She seeks out the very best fleece and fiber she can find - and is delighted to share it - along with the stories of the animals and people she meets along the way.

Updated 11.12.2019

March - Pat Wier

 Day Guild March 9, 2020Strickler Presentation: Linen Cloth from Scratch
 Evening Guild March 10, 2020Strickler Presentation: Linen Cloth from Scratch

Bio: Pat has been a long-term member of the Handweaver's Guild and has been weaving for over 20 years. She has 3 looms and weaves a variety of fibers and household items. Pat and her husband, Stuart, became interested in historical reenactment when living on the east coast during the bicentennial. Pat's primary interest was learning the skills and crafts used during the American Colonial period. That led to weaving and using linen yarns. A Strickler scholarship allowed her to take a class at Vavstuga in Massachusetts that taught how to process flax plants to produce linen yarn. She has grown flax at her home for the past two summers.

Updated 11.12.2019

April - Steven Frost  / Laura Devendorf -- CANCELLED

 Day Guild April 13, 2020 Steven Frost
 Evening Guild April 14, 2020 Laura Devendorf

Updated 04.29.2020

May - Bobbie Irwin -- CANCELLED

 Day Guild  May 11, 2020 Shimmering Colors: The Magic of Iridescence
 Evening Guild  May 12, 2020 Shimmering Colors: The Magic of Iridescence

Bio: Bobbie Irwin has been weaving since 1973 and teaching for guilds, conferences, shops and craft schools since 1986. She's taught in 40 states plus Canada and Australia. A former Contributing Editor to Handwoven and Spin-Off magazines, she was a longtime columnist and editorial assistant at Interweave. She's the author of four textile books and has had many dozens of articles published in craft and textile journals in three countries. She is a former member of Handweavers Guild of Boulder. Bobbie lives in Montrose, Colorado, and is a current member of the San Juan Weavers Guild. Research has always been one of her passions, and periodically she spends years studying some obscure aspect of weaving or spinning until she feels confident to write about it and teach it. Her most recent study, on iridescence in fabrics, has captured her interest since 2002, and is the topic of her latest book, Weaving Iridescence: Color Play for the Handweaver (Stackpole Books, 2017). Bobbie's workshops on iridescence have been her most popular since she started offering them in 2004.

Workshop: May 8-9: Shimmering Iridescent Scarf -- CANCELLED

Updated 04.29.2020

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