|Day Guild||September 10, 2012||Yarn Characteristics|
|Evening Guild||September 11, 2012||Yarn Characteristics
Why do some of our projects exceed our expectations and others leave us flat? Of course amazing design skills account for the successes, but what about the others? And what happens when a garment looks incredible the first few times we wear it and then loses its appeal? It might be your choice of fiber or the way the yarn was spun and plied. We all know that wool felts, cotton is soft and silk is smooth and lustrous but that is only a small part of the picture. Some yarns drape beautifully, some stretch, some pill and some itch. Often we can adapt our design to compensate for a yarn's shortcomings. Whether you are a spinner, knitter or weaver, knowing a little about a yarn's properties will increase your chances of success.
Maggie Casey is the co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins in Boulder, Colorado. She has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years. Some people have wine cellars, she has a fleece basement. She holds Part 1 of HGA's COE in Handspinning. Maggie teaches spinning at Shuttles, SOAR, the Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep and Wool and guild programs around the country. She has been a Skein judge at the Taos Wool Festival, Estes Park Wool Market, Colorado State Fair and Convergence 2004. She is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You need to Know to Make Great Yarn, an Interweave Press book. Her DVDs include: Start Spinning, Getting Started on a Drop Spindle, and Big and Lofty Yarns. She is also featured on How to Card -- Four Spinners, Four Techniques.
|Day Guild||October 8, 2012||Paper: The History of an Ancient Craft|
|Evening Guild||October 9, 2012||
Evening Guild - Paper as Artistic Medium
Ray Tomasso is from Denver and a founding board member of the International Association of Hand Papermaking. He is nationally and internationally recognized as a paper artist and papermaker with work in multiple corporate and museum collections. Ray's commissions include handmade paper for the Pope and the King of Spain. Ray holds an MFA in fine art from CU Boulder. You can see his work on his website.
|Day Guild||November 12, 2012||Nimble Fingered Maidens: Medieval Embroidery
|Evening Guild||November 13, 2012||Nimble Fingered Maidens: Medieval Embroidery
This illustrated lecture will look at women's roles in medieval embroidery and trace the development of embroidery from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the Middle ages. We will also look at the Bayeux Tapestry, the Creation Tapestry from Gerona, and a number of examples of the marvelous Opus Anglicanum. Jane will also show examples of her work in embroidery adapted from medieval designs.
Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg (PhD History) is a Professor of History in the Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts, Women's Studies, and Medieval Studies at the university of Wisconsin-Madison. Jane is the author of Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society. She is also published in a number of topics including medieval women and monasticism, sacred space, and medieval women as builders and decorators of churches. Over the years Jane has led thirty-five UW medieval studies tours to Europe. In addition to her teaching and research she is a studio artist working in the tradition of Opus Anglicanum and shows her work in embroidery.
|December 10, 2012||Holiday Potluck Luncheon|
|Evening Guild||December 11, 2012||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.