|Day Guild||October 13, 2008||Color and Design for Textile Artists
|Evening Guild||October 14, 2008||
Color and Design for Textile Artists
Carol Shinn is a studio artist who lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is known internationally for photo-realistic machine-stitched images. Her pieces are in numerous public and private collections. Her work has been featured in such publications as American Craft, Embroidery, Fiberarts, Georgia Review, and Surface Design Journal and in books such as The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience, Discovery: 50 Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mtn. School of Craft, Celebrating the Stitch by Barbara Lee Smith, Fiberarts Design Book Six, and Fiberarts Design Book Seven. Visit her website for more information.
|Day Guild||November 10, 2008||Life with Summer/Winter, a Weaver's Biography
|Evening Guild||November 11, 2008||Adena Woman, The Mound Builders Culture
Workshop: Friday-Sunday, 11/7-9
Margaret Roach Wheeler -- Designing the Mahotan Way
The workshop will present slides and demonstrations explaining the process of the adaptation of Native American costumes for contemporary wear. The participants, using summer/winter threading and nontraditional treadling will simulate Native American quill work, beadwork, ribbon work and feather designs. The seminar will present ideas to help the participants to develop their own unique style using 4 or 8-shaft looms.
Author Lecture and Reception
Dr. Elizabeth Wayland Barber -- The Mummies of Chinese Turkestan
Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 7:00 p.m.--9:00 p.m.
Unity Church, 2855 Folsom, Boulder (SW corner Folsom & Valmont)
Local archaeologists working in Chinese Turkestan uncovered numerous naturally mummified and spectacularly clothed bodies of Caucasians dating to the Bronze Age, 3000-4000 years ago. Since little besides clothing was put into the graves, Dr. Elizabeth Barber, an expert on prehistoric textiles, was invited to accompany an expedition from the University of Pennsylvania to Western China to help determine facts about these displaced Westerners.
Why, when, and from where did these folk enter the Tarim Basin with their flocks of woolly sheep to become the area's first permanent inhabitants, more than 1500 years before the Chinese established the famed Silk Road from the east?
Dr. Barber's talk is richly illustrated with her photographs of the often-magnificent textiles and other artifacts discovered in this remote desert region.
Dr. Barber is Professor of Archaeology and Linguistics at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She is also co-chair of the Classics Program. Her research includes the Neolithic and Bronze Ages in the Aegean and southeast European regions, where she has been particularly interested in early cloth and clothing. She is author of several articles and books including Women's Work, the First 20,000 Years, The Mummies of Urumchi, and Prehistoric Textiles.
This lecture and reception is co-sponsored by the HGB Library and the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.
December - Potluck
|December 8, 2008||Fashion Show & Luncheon|
|Evening Guild||December 9, 2008||Holiday Potluck Dinner & Ornament Exchange|
Day Meeting: This event starts at 11:00 am at the HGB Annual Sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. You can bring your lunch or pre-order a lunch (by Bay Window Catering). The pre-order form for lunch is available in the November newsletter. Deadline for pre-ordering lunch is November 17th. Coffee and Tea will be provided.Evening Meeting: Our holiday party will start at 6:30 pm at Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins. Bring a treat to share, and a wrapped, homemade ornament. Drinks, plates, utensils, etc. will be provided.