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Programs & Workshops 2024-2025

For more information on when and where the meetings will be held, please see Meetings page.
  • In-person Meetings are held at Mountain View Methodist Church in Boulder, Colorado. 
    • Members will receive a Zoom Meeting invite e-mail from the Guild on the Friday before the Day and Evening Guild meetings. 
    • The invite will provide you with a link to view the HGB programs.
    • The Zoom meeting will also be posted on the HGB website under Members/Announcements.

Guest Request - The Handweaver’s Guild of Boulder welcomes non members to attend Zoom Program meetings. We require registration for non members by Friday prior to the Monday meeting.  We can not accept any requests after this deadline.  We will send you an email with the Zoom link before the meetings. Please fill out this form.

Video recordings from past HGB Presentations are available on the HGB YouTube Channel

September Program - Celebrating 60 Years

 Day Meeting September 9, 2024
 Evening Meeting September 10, 2024
In-Person Meetings
Day & Evening Meeting Presentations

At the September meetings we will celebrate our 60 years as a Guild. We'll share the history of the Guild and honor those who have been in the Guild for its entire time! (Plus we'll enjoy some treats!) We'll have exhibits from our study groups so members can gain familiarity and see if they want to join any of the specialized groups that meet monthly. We invite you to bring items you have made for a super show and tell called "look what I made this summer!"

Also at September Meetings
In-Person HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale Assistance
Standards Review – Sale Tech – When To Work – Publicity


October Program - Rhiannon Alpers

 Day MeetingOctober 14, 2024
 Evening Meeting October 15, 2024

In-Person Meetings

Day Meeting Presentation: Fiber Arts: Explorations in Handmade Paper with Native Plants
Rhiannon Alpers has been working with native plants in her handmade paper and paper sculptures for over twenty years. Join us as she takes us on a captivating journey, delving into the experiments, collaborations, exhibitions, artist books, and community projects that have fueled her passion for fiber arts. Learn about the process and the element of discovery that each batch and site location brings to the finished paper. This is an exploration not just of art, but of the connection between humans and the natural world, where each sheet of paper tells a story of transformation and the ever-changing world around us.
Evening Meeting Presentation: Fieldwork: Artist Books and Early Women Naturalists
Join Rhiannon Alpers as she takes you on a journey into the enchanting world of natural curiosities and early women naturalists through her recent artist book editions. Through her artistic process and personal experiences, Rhiannon sheds light on the perspectives of these remarkable women, blending historical and personal narratives with scientific documentation. This approach allows Rhiannon to create artist books that not only tell a story but also immerse the audience in a world of found, curated, and constructed curiosities. It is in this process of unfolding, unearthing, and untangling that we discover the connections between science and art, and what propels Rhiannon to create artist books.


Rhiannon Alpers
Artist

Rhiannon Alpers, is a Denver-based papermaker, letterpress printer, and book artist. Rhiannon's passion for the fiber arts started at a young age, thanks to her creative mother who introduced her to sewing, quilting, basket weaving, natural dyes, and more.

Rhiannon holds both a BA and an MFA in book and paper arts. Her limited edition and one-of-a-kind artwork have been showcased in exhibitions around the world. She shares her expertise nationally, teaching academic courses and adult workshops, and works from her letterpress and papermaking studio, Gazelle and Goat Press in Denver.

Rhiannon's work delves into the wonders of the natural world and early women naturalists. Through narrative, imagery, fiber art, and book art, she invites us to explore the curiosities and remnants of nature.

RhiannonAlpers.com

October Workshop - Books, Textiles and Bookmaking Fusion

 Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 3, 2024


Books, Textiles and Bookmaking Fusion with Rhiannon Alpers

Discover the fusion of artist books, textiles, and boxmaking in this unique workshop! Explore the art of creating an untraditional book structure that combines the interactive elements of books with the tactile beauty of textiles and fabrics of all sorts.

Over two engaging days, both book artists and weavers will have the opportunity to integrate their existing pieces into a new, cohesive structure. Participants will create a sculptural accordion book complete with pockets and openings, housed in a custom-made lidded box. Using templates, pre-cut pieces, and their own fabric and textile materials, students will bring their individual themes and color palettes to life, resulting in a stunning array of unified boxes.

This course welcomes participants of all levels, from weavers and textile artists to book artists and makers. Basic sewing and gluing skills are required, including knowledge of folding, sewing, gluing, measuring, and cutting.

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 3, 2024
  • Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Location: Goodhue Farmhouse

    Boulder County Carolyn Holmberg Preserve

    2240 S. 104th St., Broomfield

  • Class size: 10
  • Prerequisites/Experience: Beginning and intermediate sewing skills. Students will bring their own woven or printed or otherwise handmade fabric

    Equipment/Materials Provided by Participants

    • Old, worn, or loved fibers in the form of an old t-shirt, silk handkerchief or thin scarf, cotton blouse or button down shirt. After registering for the workshop, you will be emailed a handout on how to prepare these fibers for the workshop.
    Workshop fee: $110 for members, $120 for non-members. $18 materials fee. 

    Registration now open
    To register online, click here

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    November Program - Hanna Rose Shell

     Day Meeting

     November 11, 2024

     Evening Meeting  November 12, 2024


    In-Person Meetings
    Day Meeting Presentation: Tales of Textile Intrigue I: The Secret History and Creative Possibility of Wool Waste

    This is a presentation based on Shell’s book Shoddy: From Devil’s Dust to the Renaissance of Rags The history of modern-day old clothes recycling begins with a thing called shoddy. Starting in the early 1800s, shoddy was the name given to a new material made from reclaimed wool, and to one of the earliest forms of industrial recycling. Old rags and leftover fabric clippings were ground to bits by a machine known as “the devil” and then re-used. Usually undisclosed, shoddy-also known as reworked wool-became suit jackets, army blankets, mattress stuffing, and much more. Shoddy is the afterlife of rags. And Shoddy, the book, reveals hidden worlds of textile intrigue.


    Evening Meeting Presentation: Tales of Textile Intrigue II: A Community Workshop

    Participants will bring an article of clothing (either acquired secondhand, handmade, or that has had a “long life” in relation to the participant) to the event. Stories will be told, new relationships and ways of talking about textiles created. Possibility for creative community darning a possibility.

    Hanna Rose Shell

    Author, Artist, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

    Hanna Rose Shell studies aesthetics, textiles, and the interface of art and science; her scholarship takes the form of text and film. Shell’s 2020 book, SHODDY: From Devil's Dust to the Renaissance of Rags (University of Chicago Press), examines recycled textiles as transformative media forms through the lenses of aesthetics, material culture, history, and critical theory. It dovetails with a series of experimental documentary shorts and a textile installation in the Czech Republic on the subject of waste, recycling and old clothes.

    Shell’s book on camouflage, Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance, published by Zone Books in 2012, has since been translated into French (Zones Sensibles) and inspired her own and others’ multimedia works.

    Shell has published widely in scholarly and popular journals on subjects including taxidermy, waste processing, and the history of chronophotography. She served as co-editor for a volume on science studies published Princeton University Press and previously released an edited reprint of The Extermination of the American BisonTechnology and Culture, her scholarship has appeared in the publications Journal of Visual Culture, Configurations, History and Technology, Bidoun, Technology and Culture, Natural History and Cabinet among others.

    Her films and media works have appeared worldwide, at art and film venues including The Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, the ZKM Center for Art and Media, Machine Project, Slamdance, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Machine Project, the Zimmerli Art Museum. Prior to her arrival in Colorado in 2018, she was Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before which she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Shell also taught previously at the Rhode Island School of Design. Jointly appointed in the Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts and the Department of Art & Art History, she teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses.

    HannaRoseShell.org

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    December - Holiday Celebration Buffet and Ornament Exchange

     Day Meeting

     December 9, 2024
     Evening Meeting  December 10, 2024

    In-Person Meetings
    Holiday Celebration Buffet and Ornament Exchange

    The celebration starts with food - of course!

    • Bring-A-Dish Buffet - All are invited to contribute a ready to serve and easily shared food item to the buffet - along with any utensils required for serving
    • Tote along your own dinnerware, utensils and napkins to reduce waste

    Day Meeting: 9 a.m. Set-Up

    Evening Meeting: 6 p.m. Set-Up

    The HGB Holiday Celebration includes a handmade fiber-art-related ornament exchange, each participant brings one wrapped handmade fiber related ornament.

    The ornament exchange is a long-standing tradition leading to many laughs and a few quick steals! Come join in the fun - or watch the commotion! The choice is yours!


    Ornament Exchange
    • The HGB Holiday Celebration highlight is a handmade fiber-art-related ornament exchange, each participant brings one wrapped handmade fiber related ornament.
    • Once everyone is assembled, each person will draw a number. The person with number "1" chooses an ornament to unwrap. The person with number "2" has a choice: They may choose a new, wrapped ornament, or they may take the unwrapped ornament from the first person. If they take the ornament from the first person, that person chooses another ornament to unwrap. The person with the number "3" may choose any previously unwrapped ornament or a new, still wrapped ornament. The game continues until all ornaments have been unwrapped and everyone has a gift.
    • The handmade fiber-art-related ornament may be created by the member or acquired by other means.

    Do I need to participate in the Ornament Exchange?

    • The Ornament Exchange is optional. 
    • You may participate in both Day & Evening Ornament Exchanges, one or neither. 
    • If you don't want to participate in the Ornament Exchange, come for the Buffet, Library, Social and Meeting time!
    I'm new to the Guild. Can I still come to the December meeting holiday celebration? 
    • Yes! Even if you just joined this month, the December meetings are for all members and you are very welcome.
    • Don't know who to sit with for the Holiday Celebration Buffet? Look for the Guild President's table or join any table and introduce yourself (psst, we all have a love of fiber in common!).
    What should I bring? 
    • A food item to share (both Holiday Celebration Buffets will be the first thing we do together - so bring hot items already heated), a serving utensil if your food needs it.
    • Tableware for yourself (plate, fork, cup, napkin, etc.)
    • A handmade ornament (made by you or someone else) if you'd like to participate in the Ornament Exchange.

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    January Program - Peeta Tinay

    Day Meeting January 13, 2025Zoom   
    Evening Meeting

    January 14, 2025

    Zoom   
    Zoom Meetings
    Day Meeting Presentation: Peeta Tinay’s Journey From Antique and Contemporary Woven Furniture Restoration to Contemporary Basketry Forms

    Peeta will present her journey from being a restorer of woven furniture to making the baskets she creates today. She will show how her work has changed and evolved over the past 5 years and where things are headed.

    Evening Meeting Presentation: The Nuts and Bolts of Peeta’s Basketry Weaving Techniques and Woven Furniture Restoration

    Peeta will discuss the weaving materials, dyes and finishing process she uses for basketry and restoration work. She will also cover her weaving and construction techniques.

    Peeta Tinay
    Basket Weaving Artist

    Peeta Tinay grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 1990 to 2000 Peeta worked at The Caning Shop in Berkeley, CA. mastering the techniques involved in the restoration of antique and contemporary wicker furniture. Since 2008 Peeta has focused on constructing large scale, intricate baskets. She exhibits at juried fine art shows around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She teaches beginning and intermediate level basketry workshops both nationally and internationally. 

    TinayStudio.com, Instagram @tinaystudio

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    January Workshop - Pine Needle Basket Weaving with HGB member Rachel Courtney

    WorkshopJanuary 25, 2025 Pine Needle Basket Weaving


    In-Person Workshop: Pine Needle Basket Weaving with HGB member Rachel Courtney
    • Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2025
    • Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Location: Mountain View Methodist Church, Boulder, Room 207
    • Class size: 20

    Prerequisites/Experience: None

    Workshop fee: $55 payable on registration

    Please email Rachel Courtney if you have any questions.

    To register online, click here

    February Program - Julia Halperin 


    Day Meeting
    February 10, 2025 Zoom
    Evening Meeting
    February 11, 2025
     Zoom

    Zoom Meetings
    Day Meeting Presentation: A History of Fiber and Textile Art and Its Relationship to the Art World

    From the early 1960s to the late ’70s, in a chapter of art history known as the fiber art movement, artists — predominantly women — across Europe and the United States began experimenting with thread and fabric, often pushing them into three dimensions and away from the wall. This program will examine key figures in this movement, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Lenore Tawney, and Sheila Hicks. It will also explore how their work has been received in the art world and how mainstream institutions today are re-evaluating fiber art after decades of dismissal.

    Evening Meeting Presentation: Textile and Fiber Art: A Survey of Contemporary Practitioners

    In an age when we spend much of our time touching the flat surfaces of screens, fiber art feels newly seductive to makers and viewers alike as both a contrast with and a culmination of modern sensory experience. Today, a new generation of ambitious and experimental artists are embracing fiber and textiles for themselves. This program will explore the work of a number of exciting contemporary practitioners in the fiber art space, including Tao Lewis, Marie Watt, Kira Dominguez Hultgren, and Melissa Cody.

    Julia Halperin

    Writer/Journalist

    Julia Halperin is an arts and culture journalist, editor, and co-founder of the Burns Halperin Report, the largest report of its kind tracking equity and representation in the art world. She is a contributor to the New York Times, W magazine, and the Financial Times, among other publications. She also serves as editor at large of CULTURED magazine and a contributing editor to The Art Newspaper, where she writes a monthly column about changes and challenges in American art museums. 

    In September 2023, she wrote Fiber Art Is Finally Being Taken Seriously.

    Long caught in the liminal space between craft and something more prestigious, works of thread and fabric are reaching newfound institutional recognition.

    She will share with us the history of fiber art and highlight several artists she covered in her article.

    X.com/JuliaHalperin

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    February Workshop - English Cut Paper Piecing with HGB member Isabel Suhr

    WorkshopFebruary 8, 2025 English Cut Paper Piecing


    In-Person Workshop : English Cut Paper Piecing with HGB member Isabel Suhr 

    English Paper Piecers, Isabel and Amanda, will guide you and give hands-on assistance to create an English paper piece star as a decor piece or to give as a gift. All supplies are included in your registration to complete the star. A Moravian star takes 6-7 hours to complete. After learning the skills from this workshop, you will be able to complete your project at home.

    • Date: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2025
    • Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Location: Mountain View Methodist Church, Boulder, Room 207
    • Class size: 20

    Prerequisites/Experience: None

    Workshop fee: TBA payable on registration.

    Please email Isabel Suhr with any questions about the workshop.


    March Program - Jake March

    Day MeetingMarch 10, 2025
    Evening Meeting March 11, 2025

    In-Person Meetings
    Day Meeting Presentation: The World of Beads Part 1
    Evening Meeting Presentation: The World of Beads Part 2

    Jake will take us on a journey around the world of the places he sources beads, how he chooses them and he will teach us about the beauty of the materials he sources, works with and sells. Bringing an exceptional collection of historical beads from the Roman period, Islamic period, the European expansion (1490’s-1700’s) as well as some extraordinary tribal beads, members will be able to examine and touch the beads. Conversation on the use of beads in textile arts. Bring for show and tell any projects in which you have used beads.

    Evening meeting: if time allows, Jake will demonstrate for us how to make a tassel with thread and beads.


    Jake March, Nomad Beads

    Jewelry Designer, Owner of Nomad Beads, and Expert on all things beads

    Nomad Beads has been a Boulder institution for more than 30 years. Known as the best bead supplier in Boulder County, the company was started by Jake and his mother, a former HGB member. All of the staff are avid jewelry designers and the store is stocked with the highest quality gemstone beads because the staff wants to use the best for their work as well! Everyone on staff at Nomad has a passion for the jewelry arts and are available to assist you.

    An owner of Nomad Beads, Jake is a spiritual and bohemian soul who infuses his kind, care-free energy into everything he creates. He was born in Sante Fe in 1968, the time of the "authentic hippy" (as he calls it) and was constantly surrounded by art and color. Jake attributes this part of his upbringing to his aesthetic, but was also influenced by summers spent on his grandmother's 350-acre farm and commune, The Rochester Folk Art Guild. These early days were steeped in craft, arts, theater, philosophy and spirituality. His interests lie in art, textiles, masks, jewelry and spirit.

    He makes this clear in how he describes his role: I am one of the owners of two beautiful stores here in Boulder - Nomad Bead Merchants and Adorned by Nomad. These stores would not be possible without my indispensable business partners and the unbelievable family that makes up our team.

    NomadBeads.com

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    April Program - Lesley Anne Robinson

    Day Meeting April 14, 2025
    Evening Meeting April 15, 2025
    WorkshopApril 12, 2025 
    In-Person Meetings

    Day Meeting Presentation: Adventures in Brioche Knitting

    In this talk, Lesley will focus on her background and design story. She will then go into specifics about her designs. This program will include time to get a close up look at her designs and samples as well as ask all those questions you may have about brioche knitting.

    Evening Meeting Presentation: Designing in a Sea of Designers

    This program dives into a bit of Lesley’s background and how she started designing. She will also offer some advice on anyone who wants to design.

    Lesley Anne Robinson

    Brioche Knitter

    Lesley Anne Robinson is the knitting pattern designer behind Knit Graffiti Designs. She loves to create knitting patterns that focus on modern style with a flair for something different. After graduating from the College for Creative Studies (located in Detroit, Michigan) with a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Fiber Design in 2006, she moved to New York City, where she spent several years there working as a commercial Interior Designer for Spin Design. She started knitting in college, but in 2015 began self-publishing knitting designs. Brioche knitting is her main passion. She fell in love with the technique and just hasn’t gotten sick of it yet. Lesley loves to teach others how to knit those beautiful brioche stitches, and spends her days swatching out new brioche stitch patterns. Lesley is currently living in South Texas with her husband and two boys, designing in her small home studio, where she also films her online classes. You can find Lesley on Ravelry as @knitgraffiti and Instagram as @knitgraffiti.

    KnitGraffiti.com

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    April Workshops - Brioche 


    Workshop 1

    April 12, 2025 Beginner Bulky Brioche
    Workshop 2April 12, 2025 (or 13)Fixing and Finishing Brioche
    Workshop 3April 13, 2025Elegant Brioche

    Register here
    Workshop fee discounts if you register for two or more workshops!

    • $75 for one workshop
    • $135 for two workshops ($15 savings)
    • $190 for three workshops ($30 savings)
    In-Person Workshop 1: Beginner Bulky Brioche

    Brioche is meant to be a fun and engaging stitch pattern! I want to take away all the fear and uncertainty surrounding brioche knitting. Grab some bulky yarn and circular needles to knit my super popular Funfetti hat pattern! Two-color brioche is very fun, and it can be easier to see the anatomy of brioche stitches, so we will be focusing on this during the class. Yarn choices and color will be briefly discussed. You will learn my favorite cast-on and bind-off techniques to use with brioche knitting, the basic brioche setup, and work on something you could take home to keep practicing!

    • Date: Saturday, April 12, 2025
    • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Location: Mountain View Methodist Church, Boulder, Room 207
    • Class size: 20

      Prerequisites: Knowledge of knitting and purling, knitting in the round

      Materials the attendee must bring: 

      • Homework:
        • Purchase pattern before class, on Ravelry or knitgraffiti.com (also offered for free). Cast on stitches for desired size and work the ribbing for brim.
      • Supplies:
        • Funfetti hat pattern (available for free from KnitGraffiti.com/shop/funfetti-knitting-pattern-pdf/)
        • 2 balls of Super Bulky yarn in high contrasting colors. See pattern for more material info. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick
        • 16” / 40.5 cm long US 10 / 6 mm circular needles or DPN’s, whatever you prefer using for working in the round

      Workshop fee: $75

      In-Person Workshop 2: Fixing and Finishing Brioche

      Gain confidence with your brioche knitting by learning how to fix mistakes, pick up dropped stitches, place lifelines, and add those finishing touches to your brioche projects! Feel free to bring any of your brioche projects you might want to fix or finish, or you can sit back and treat this as a lecture!

      • Date: Saturday, April 12, 2025
      • Time: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
      • Location: Mountain View Methodist Church, Boulder, Room 207
      • Class size: 20

        Prerequisites: Knowledge of brioche knitting in any form

        Materials the attendee must bring: 

        • Homework: 
          • Bring in a brioche project or swatch, preferably with mistakes or unfinished (optional).
        • Supplies:
          • tapestry needle for weaving ends
          • crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches
          • locking stitch markers
          • 20” length (or longer depending on project) of smooth yarn for adding lifelines

        Workshop fee: $75

        In-Person Workshop 3: Elegant Brioche

        Take your brioche knitting to the next level with Elegant Brioche! In this class, you will learn the most commonly used two-color brioche increases and decreases needed to create gorgeous brioche fabric with twists and turns that will delight and inspire! We will briefly go over basic two-color brioche for a refresher, as well as how to choose the right yarn for your projects! Together we will be knitting a swatch to learn the 5 most commonly used brioche increases and decreases. This will prepare you to knit almost any brioche project of your dreams!

        • Date: Sunday, April 13, 2025
        • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
        • Location: Mountain View Methodist Church, Boulder, Room 207
        • Class size: 20

          Prerequisites: Knowledge of even brioche knitting

          Materials the attendee must bring: 

          • 2 balls of DK or Worsted weight yarn in high contrasting colors; solid or semi-solid / tonal yarns recommended.
          • 24” / 61 cm or longer US 5 / 3.57 mm circular needles. Interchangeables are fine.

          Workshop fee: $75

          Registration opens Aug. 1

          To register online, click here.

          May Program - Tali Weinberg

          Day Meeting
          May 12, 2025
          Evening Meeting
          May 13, 2025
          In-Person Meetings
          Day Meeting Presentation: Woven Climate Datascapes

          Tali will share her decade-long project transforming climate data into woven and coiled abstract landscapes. The talk will include insights into her process, materials, and research. Those registering for the 2-day workshop are strongly encouraged (but not required) to attend this talk. 

          Evening Meeting Presentation: Text/ile: The materiality of language and the language of material

          Tali will share multiple bodies of work that draw on weaving’s manifold connections to language, from etymology and computing to materiality and myth.

          Tali Weinberg (she/they)

          Multi-Disciplinary Artist

          Talli Weinberg creates weaving, sculpture, and drawing in response to worsening climate crisis, tracing relationships between extraction and illness; personal and communal loss; and corporeal and ecological bodies. She combines plant-derived fibers and dyes, petrochemical-derived medical materials, climate data, and abstracted landscape imagery to explore the inextricability of ecological and human health. Weinberg’s work is in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum and the Georgia Museum of Art.

          She has participated in exhibitions at the Griffith Art Museum (Australia), Zhejiang Art Museum (China), 21C Museum in Oklahoma City, University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (PA), Center for Craft (NC), Dreamsong (MN), and Form & Concept (NM), among others.

          Her artwork has been featured in the New York Times, National Resource Defense Council’s on Earth Magazine, Surface Design Journal, Ecotone, and The Journal of Data Visualization and will be included in the upcoming Fifth National Climate Assessment.

          Honors include an Illinois Artist Fellowship, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Serenbe Fellowship, Windgate Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, SciArt Bridge Residency for cross-disciplinary collaboration, a residency at New York’s Museum of Art and Design, and grants from the Puffin Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, and Oklahoma Arts Council. She has taught at California College of the Arts and Penland School of Craft. Weinberg received her MFA from California College of the Arts and an interdisciplinary MA (Textiles & Social Theory) and BA (Peace Studies) from New York University. She currently lives and works in Champaign-Urbana, IL.

          TaliWeinberg.com

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          May Workshop - Weaving Data into Landscapes

           Workshop  May 12-13, 2025 


          In-Person Workshop: Weaving Data into Landscapes

          Artist Tali Weinberg will guide participants through the process of materializing climate data as small unique weavings. Together, we will reflect on weaving as a practice of interpreting and archiving data and processing our relationships to the places we love in the context of climate crisis. The workshop starts with a discussion as everyone shares images and reflections on places that are important to them. Participants then select from one of the provided climate datasets and design unique color-codes before creating a personal weaving on a small hand-held loom. 

          No prior experience with weaving or data is necessary. All levels, including advanced weavers, are welcome. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Tali’s Monday morning lecture before the workshop.

          • Date: Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13
          • Time: noon to 5 p.m.
          • Location: Mountain View Methodist Church, Boulder, Room 207
          • Class size: 18

            Prerequisites: Beginning and intermediate sewing and cutting skills are expected.

            Each attendee will need:

            • A frame or cardboard loom
            • pickup stick
            • tapestry beater
            • two tapestry needles

            If you do not have access to these materials, please contact programs@handweaversofboulder.org

            Workshop fee: $200 for 2-day workshop. The instructor will provide a wide variety of yarn colors to choose from for the weft. Handouts will be emailed prior to the workshop.

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            Past Programs

            Past programs can be found on the Programs Archive page.

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