|Day Guild||November 9, 2020||Hand Knitting Design in Japan|
|Evening Guild||November 10, 2020||Behind the Scenes: Translated Japanese Knitting Books|
Gayle Roehm is a former management consultant who now devotes herself to knitting and other fiber arts. She teaches nationally for knitting events, guilds and yarn shops. Her designs have been featured in Knitter’s, Interweave Knits, A Gathering of Lace, and other publications. She also sells her work at a fiber arts gallery. Gayle has traveled throughout the world, lived in Japan, speaks Japanese and has knitted with Japanese designs for many years. She is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches by Hitomi Shida, Japanese Knitting by michiyo, and other Japanese knitting and crochet books. She published the first information in English about Japanese patterns in 1997, she prepared the Japanese section for the book Knitting Languages, and she has translated patterns for Diakeito Yarns/Sunrise Fibers. Gayle is a member of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in Alexandria, VA, where she sells her original handknits.
|December 14, 2020||Uzbek Ikat: The Personal Saga of an Exceptional Cloth|
|Evening Guild||December 15, 2020||The Handicrafts of Gujarat
Marilyn Romatka has a passion for Folk Art. She has been teaching spinning, weaving, and many other ethnic crafts to both children and adults throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as national Crafting Conferences, for many years. Her passion is to kindle the love for the beauty that we can create with just our hands and a few simple tools.
Uzbek Ikat: The Personal Saga of an Exceptional Cloth
Experience the exotic in your own hometown; travel to Central Asia in this multi-media presentation. We have all seen Uzbek Ikat on the runway in New York and London, now travel back to Uzbekistan with Marilyn to watch the process of its production. Each thread manipulated, dyed, and woven into exquisite cloth –truly hand-crafted.
The Handicrafts of Gujarat
Travel to India in this multi-media presentation. We weavers and crafters delight in items created by the human hand and the traditional crafts found in the state of Gujarat are a wealthy inheritance all makers can enjoy. Weaving techniques, pit looms, silk, and camel throughout!