Swedish Art Weaves - Saturday, February 6th

Joanne Hall, nationally known weaver, will present a program on Swedish weaving, equipment, warping, and weaves at the February 6th guild meeting.  Prior to her program presentation, Joanne will teach a two-day Swedish Art Weaves workshop on Thursday & Friday, February 4th - 5th.  

For more information, see the following link for the workshop flier or the February Volksweaver.  Space is limited but there are a few spots still left.  To register, contact our Vice President at the following link. 

Swedish Art Weaves workshop flier

Contact Vice President to register for workshop

 

Holiday Potluck - Saturday, January 2nd

Come one, come all to our January Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange! Join us during our monthly meeting to share holiday goodies, scholarship presentations, holiday show-and-tell, and gift exchange. Bring a place setting and a dish to share.  We expect to have lots of laughter, good food, and sharing as a way to end 2015 and being 2016. 

The gift exchange is voluntary. If you want to participate, bring a wrapped gift and the limit is $10. Please label your gift if it is for a specific type of fiber craft, such as weaver, spinner, knitter, etc.  

Weave! Pattern, Texture, and Pick-Up on a Rigid Heddle Loom: December 5, 2015

Join us on Saturday, December 5 as Stephanie Flynn Sokolov take us on a weaving adventure to discover our ability to weave pattern and texture into any cloth. We will weave and explore color and finger control techniques, discuss and try many hand manipulated and pick up stick techniques that can be used on any loom with raging success, and dabble with different techniques to create beautiful cloth and expand your weaving repertoire. Weaving is so much fun.  Come spend some time with us. 

For more information, see the following link for the program flier.

Weave! Pattern, Texture, and Pick-Up on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Global Artisans' Weaving Cooperatives & their Future Sustainability: November 7, 2015

Join us for the Global Artisans' Weaving Cooperatives and their Future Sustainability program presented by Marilyn Murphy of ClothRoads. At the November 7th Guild meeting, Marilyn will take us behind the scenes to a number of non-governmental organizations that she works with through ClothRoads, to look at what they are currently weaving and their inspiration, and how they are preparing for the future.

For more information, see the following link for the program flier.

Global Artisans' Weaving Cooperatives and their Future Sustainability

Through the Magnifying Glass and Beaded Felt Flowers: October 3, 2015

Boulder textile artist, Denise Perreault, will present Through the Magnifying Glass:  The Beadwork of Denise Perreault at the October 3rd Guild meeting. Following the program presentation, Denise will teach a Beaded Felt Flowers workshop, from 1-3 pm, also on October 3rd. These felt flowers are easy to make and provide a nice, lightweight fabric base for learning bead embroidery that can be adapted to embellishing other fabrics including handwovens.

For more information and to register, see the following link for the workshop flier.

Beaded Felt Flowers information flier

Bound for Glory - Shibori Techniques on Handwovens

Sandra Clark will be returning on September 5th to present ‘Bound for Glory’, showing us applications for Shibori techniques on handwovens.  This program will be accompanied by a workshop with Sandra on Saturday, September 19th from 10 am to 4 pm in the fiber studio at CSU Fort Collins.

Registration deadline is August 24th 

For more information and to register, see the following link for the workshop flier.

Bound for Glory information flier