Member-to-Member Sale: Saturday, November 4th

It's early this year!  The Annual Member-to-Member sale is Saturday, November 4th, after the general meeting. Bring your finished items, roving, magazines and books, equipment and other items you’d like to sell to your fellow guild members. All sales are between the buyer and seller – the Guild does not have a financial stake in this activity.

If you want to participate, please contact our Vice Presidents, Linda Sanden and/or Judy Plows. Tell us whether you want a full or a half-table to display your wares.

Vice President Contact form - or you can contact them via personal emails listed in the directory.

See you on Saturday!

Jill Graham's coming in October!

October Guild Meeting - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jill Graham, Master Spinner with the Handweaver's Guild of America, is coming to Northern Colorado this October. She will present a program on “Controlling Color while Spinning Roving.”   Jill is an alchemist at heart who loves to design and create yarn using animal and plant fiber while dying with flowers, mushrooms and insects.  She writes for Spinoff, PLY Magazine, and Handwoven Magazine.  

On Sunday, October 8th, Jill is teaching a full-day Spinning for Roving Color Control workshop. Check out the flier and sign up soon! 

Location: Laughing Lamb Fibers, 546 8th Ave, SE, Unit A5, Loveland

Workshop Registration

 

Fiber Celebration 2017

Welcome to the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild's 43rd annual juried fiber art exhibit.  This show features fiber art  from near and far with pieces representing fiber media of all types, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, quilting, knitting, crocheting and embroidery.   Exhibit opens May 12 and runs through June 17, 2017.  The Art Center of Estes Park Gallery located at 517 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park,CO will host this years exhibit, and  is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  The opening reception is Saturday May 13, from 2:00 - 5:00pm.  There will be a gallery talk by the juror Lynn Cornelius and the Awards presentation at 2:30pm.

Please come and see the creations of 31 artists from Colorado and states beyond.  You will be awed by the talent and creativity.

Creating Without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists, Rebecca Mezoff - Saturday, February 4th

Does your back hurt? Are your fingers cramped? Do you have an annoying injury resulting from what should be a sedentary hobby? Rebecca Mezoff is our presenter this month and she will share ergonomics wisdom from her occupational therapist days where she learned a great deal about health and body mechanics. This lecture reviews some basic anatomy and talks about body positioning, common injuries, and pain mechanisms for all kinds of fiber arts.

So join us this weekend and learn how to avoid those repetitive motion injuries. 

After the presentation, we will have an open crafting session so bring your works in progress, spinning wheels, and looms and be ready to enjoy an afternoon with fellow crafters.

 

 

Evolution of a Fiber Artist, Elaine Sipes - Saturday, December 3rd

Elaine Sipes, of Your Daily Fiber in Fort Collins, CO, will be our speaker this December. Elaine will share her journey from student to designer and fiber artist. Be prepared for a discussion of way stations, bumps in the road, laughter and disappointments, but always progressing in learning what happens when fiber is joined to create a new entity.  Elaine attended CSU and received her Fine arts degree in 1977 with an emphasis on Fibers.

Stick around after Elaine's program for our first Member Craft-along of the year. Need to work on that special holiday gift away from the family? This afternoon is the perfect time to get some secret crafting done. Bring whatever you are working on (weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, tatting, sewing, etc) and craft with your fellow members for the afternoon. 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!