Guests are welcome. Meetings include announcements, "show and tell", and programs related to fiber arts. Mini workshops or half day workshops are often held the afternoon following the meeting.

Where: First Baptist Church of Loveland, 1003 W 6th St, in Loveland - see map

When: First Saturday of the month, from September through June, 9:00 am to noon

Schedule:

  • 9:00 — Set up and mingle
  • 9:30 — Business meeting, show-and-tell
  • 10:30 — Refreshment break
  • 11:00 — Program
  • 12:00 — Clean up
  • Time and place of afternoon workshops to be announced

NCWG programs and workshops for 2017-2018

Workshop fees must be paid at time of registration prior to the workshop. Payments can be made by cash, check, or through PayPal. If a workshop is not filled one month prior to being held, the workshop will be opened to non-members for an additional fee of $31, the cost of an annual membership dues.

Workshop Registration Form

September 2, 2017 - Saturday

Welcome back potluck and slide show of guild members' summer activities

October 7, 2017 - Saturday

Program – Controlling Color while Spinning Roving, Jill Graham

Jill Graham 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.  Jill writes for Spinoff, PLY Magazine, and Handwoven Magazine.  She is a Master Spinner with the Handweaver’s Guild of America.

October 8, 2017 - Sunday

Workshop – Spinning for Roving Color Control, Jill Graham
Full-Day Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Member fee: $125.00 plus materials fee of $15.00 paid directly to Jill

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

November 4, 2017 - Saturday

Member to member sale

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.

December 2, 2017 - Saturday

Holiday potluck, scholarship presentations, and gift exchange

January 6, 2018 - Saturday

Program - Color Demystified: A study of color and how you can apply it, Jonathan Berner

Join colorist and yarn dyer, Jonathan Berner of MJ Yarns on an in depth tour through the color wheel.  Learn how to choose colors for your projects that will make them sing.

Jonathan started knitting in 2008 and discovered a passion for the history, engineering and processes around all things yarn. He decided to turn his passion into a career in 2013, and founded MJ Yarns.  Since then, he has designed hundreds of colors for his wholesale brand, added a retail line and dyed for such companies as Bijou Basin Ranch and Skau.

Workshop – Spiral Hat Class:  A Continuation of Color Theory
Half-Day Saturday, 1-4:00 p.m. 
Member fee: $65.00

February 3, 2018 - Saturday

Program – Needle Felted Sculptures with Armatures, Lori Welch

Lori Welch moved to Colorado from Iowa in 1981.  She became interested in needle felting after seeing felted birds in an English magazine.  I learned how to needle felt on Youtube, and then studied with Sara Renzulli of Sarafina Fiber Arts.

Lori will take us through the stages of creating needle-felted animals with armatures. We will learn the various materials used in the process and how to apply this knowledge to our own projects.  A sheet will be passed at the end of the presentation for interest in a workshop, as an afternoon workshop just does not present enough time to complete a project.

March 3, 2018 - Saturday

Program – Details coming soon, Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore holds an MFA in Fibers and specializes in exploring mathematical patterns and musical structures in doubleweave wall hangings. She has exhibited throughout the world, receiving numerous awards for her work, and has been featured in many weaving publications. Jennifer lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and travels extensively to teach workshops in doubleweave, color and geometric design. She is the author of "The weaver's Studio:  Doubleweave", and several doubleweave videos.

Workshop – Double Rainbow, Jennifer Moore
2 and 1/2 day workshop: 
Saturday March 3rd 1:00-4:00 pm
Sunday March 4th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday March 4th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Member fee: $250 plus materials fee of $10.00 paid directly to Jennifer

Location:
The Ranch Events Complex
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO
McKee Center building

April 7, 2018 - Saturday

Program - Making it Up As I Go:  Improvisation and Weaving a Creative Life, Lynn Cornelius

Lynn Cornelius earned a B.V. in Art History and an M.F.A. in Fibers from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  Since 2007, she's been teaching Fiber Design, Weaving, Drawing, and Collaborative and Arts Entrepreneurship classes at the University of Northern Colorado's School of Art and Design.  Internationally exhibited, she weaves in her home studio in Greeley, Colorado.  While passionate about working in fibers, she's also passionate about sharing what she's learned about leading a creative life, whether she is at her loom or dye bath, with students in a classroom, or facilitating others in opening up to their creative potential.

Lynn will discuss her evolution as an artist, her creative process, and how she's learned to allow creativity to be an inside/out experience.  Weaving, teaching, gardening, cooking, and going with "what wants to happen" are her techniques, and she'll share how she's creating her life, and facilitating others to create theirs as an in-progress work of art.

Workshop – Jump Start Your Artistic Practice:  Strategies for Weaving a Creative Life
Half-Day Saturday, 1-4:00 p.m. 
Member fee: $65.00

May 5, 2018 - Saturday

Annual Member Fashion Show, Scholarship Presentations, and Potluck