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.
Day Guild: 9am social time; 9:30am business meeting; 10:30am program
Evening Guild: 7pm social time/show & tell; 8pm program
|Day Guild||September 12, 2016||The Process|
|Evening Guild||September 13, 2016||The Process|
Long time weaver and dyer, and owner of Neota Designs in Estes Park, CO, Deb Coombs specializes in Shibori dyeing. Visit her Facebook page to see examples of her work.
|Day Guild||October 10, 2016||Fab Four|
|Evening Guild||October 11, 2016||
Meeting at CU Museum of Natural History
Robyn Spady completed HGA's Certificate of Excellence (COE) in 2004 with the specialized study Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth. Robyn is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something new and exciting. She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four-shaft weaves, uncommon and advanced weave structures, and passementerie techniques. Robyn is also the founder and editor of Heddlecraft magazine. She will be speaking on the "Fab Four”, and no, not the Beatles!
Workshop: The Thrill of a Twill
October 7-9, 2016, 9am-4pm with an hour lunch
If you know how to weave and would love to create original patterns and then weave them into a variety of designs, then this workshop is for you! This class is for the weaver looking to further their knowledge about twills with an emphasis on advancing and networking twills, but will also cover corkscrew twills and echo weaves. Students will understand how to draft and weave advancing, networked and integrated twills. They will explore how versatile a single threading can be and weave a sampler with a variety of patterns and designs. Four shaft loom minimum; eight shafts recommended.
|Day Guild||November 14, 2016||Angella Dirks/Sondra Finch|
|Evening Guild||November 15, 2016||Angella Dirks/Sondra Finch|
Angella will be presenting “Quilt Story” about a quilt she has been working on as an illustration of family history. She has combined research, screen-printing, textile design, painting on textiles, and embroidery in her piece, which is a functional quilt.
Sondra will be talking about a trip she made to Los Ojos, NM, where she participated in a weaving class at Tierra Wools. She will show the 2 pieces she made while in the class.
|December 12, 2016||Holiday Potluck Luncheon|
|Evening Guild||December 13, 2016||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.