|Day Guild||September 11, 2017||The Process|
|Evening Guild||September 12, 2017||The Process|
Maggie Casey “Spinning – Going from Spindle to Spinning Wheel”
Jill Graham “Dyeing – Plant to Extract”
Ben Krudwig “Weaving: Taking the Leap – Going from Rigid Heddle to Multi-Harness”
Helen McKee “Cutting the Cloth – Sewing Garments from Handwoven Cloth”
Maggie Casey is the author of Start Spinning – Everything you Need to Know to Make Great Yarn. A spinner since 1973, she holds the Handweavers Guild of America Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning. Look for her workshops at Estes Park, Maryland Sheep and Wool, and Yarn Fest. Don’t miss her DVDs: Start Spinning, Big and Lofty Yarns, and Getting Started on a Drop Spindle.
Jill Graham is an alchemist at heart and loves to create yarn starting with animal and plant fibers and dyeing them with flowers, mushrooms, insects, and plant extracts. She dyes using a scientific inquiry approach that results in many colors from the same dye. She is excited to share her experiments with you.
Benjamin Krudwig lives in Colorado with his opera singer wife and two cats, taking full advantage of the beautiful Rocky Mountain weather. He is an all-around fiber-art fanatic with skills ranging from knitting and crochet to spinning and weaving. He picked up knitting as a kid for fun, and later he taught himself crochet to combat test-anxiety in college while receiving his B.A.s in Evolutionary and Ecological Biology and Studio Arts. Little did he know that he was going to fall head first down the yarny rabbit hole. Benjamin’s designs and patterns can be seen in publications of Spin-Off, Handwoven, The Twist Collective, and other industry magazines. You can follow along with his other design ventures on his blog at BenjaminKrudwig.com.
Helen McKee and Yvonne Stahl have collaborated in making hand woven garments for more than 20 years. Yvonne weaves gorgeous fabric and then hands it over to Helen who designs and constructs garments to sell at the winter sale. A highlight of their collaboration was when their jacket won first place at Convergence in Denver in 2004. Helen will talk about the steps she takes in making a garment from Yvonne's hand woven fabric.
|Day Guild||October 9, 2017||Mastering Your Craft|
|Evening Guild||October 10, 2017||Mastering Your Craft|
Tien Chiu is an award-winning weaver with a deep interest in the creative process Her work has been featured on the cover of Handwoven magazine, and her hand woven, couture-sewn wedding dress is part of the permanent collection at the American Textile History Museum. Her book Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work distills her experience and that of 22 other master artisans to help intermediate artisans make the leap to mastery. When not catering to the whims of her cats Tigress and Fritz, or her wife Jamie, Tien blogs, coaches, and teaches at creatingcraft.com. Her artistic work and blog can be found at tienchiu.com.
Tien will be conducting a 1-day workshop, “Master Your Craft – Discussion/Critique” prior to the meetings where you will learn how to critique your work and get the best feedback from others. You’ll also develop an understanding of your skills and an action plan for developing yourself as an artist.
Note: The previously-scheduled workshop has been cancelled.
|Day Guild||November 13, 2017||From Mundane to Magnificent: The Found Object in Contemporary Textile Art|
|Evening Guild||November 14, 2017||From Mundane to Magnificent: The Found Object in Contemporary Textile Art|
Bio: Denise Perreault is a weaver, antique beadwork restorer, mixed media textile artist, and the founder and Executive Director of Art Parts Creative Reuse Center in Boulder. Art Parts' Bricolage Gallery is one of just three galleries in the U.S. to exclusively feature assemblage, mixed media, and bricolage artworks, which Denise researches and curates from across the U.S. Her presentation will highlight contemporary textile artists working with reclaimed materials from around the world.
|December 11, 2017||Holiday Potluck Luncheon|
|Evening Guild||December 12, 2017||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.