I’ve just received word that due to such a good response, the people at the Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster (May 24 & 25, 2014) are extending a second workshop of “Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom”. The class offering is on Sunday afternoon, May 25th from 1-4PM. Deadline for registration is May 1. You may learn more at www.greatlakesfibershow.com. If you have been thinking about learning to weave, this is a wonderful and relatively inexpensive way to gain an entre into the wonderful world of weaving. And if you spin and don’t weave – what a great way to actually use all the yarn that you’ve been making! Check it out!
Our 2014 Retreat with the North Coast Knitting Guild is June 13-15, at River’s Edge in Rocky River.
It is a very relaxing weekend that includes room and meals. The rooms are individual and share a bathroom with only one other person. The parlors where we work on our projects are like sitting in someone’s living room. There is a pool, a screened in porch and lovely grounds. Massages and yoga classes are available for an extra charge. There are no classes or agenda (other than meal times), you work on whatever project(s) you bring.
The cost is $140 for the weekend (Friday supper through Sunday lunch) or $40 for the Saturday only option (lunch and supper).
Click on this link for the brochure.
From member Debbie Henry:
The next Gathering to make the heart pillows for the Lake County Breast Cancer Support group will be Sunday, April 13, from 1-3 pm, at the Kirtland Public Library on Route 306, next to the police department and city hall.
All are welcome, WRSW member or not. You needn’t bring a thing. We need cutters, turners, stuffers and sewers. I look forward to the camaraderie and help.
The minutes for the February and March meetings are now up on the Members website.
Hey spinners, do you love color… or are you color-challenged? What about textured yarns? Do snarl yarns, cabled yarns or knot yarns call to you from the pages of your magazines? The mysteries of color blending and plying for texture will be explored with noted spinner and color enthusiast Amy Tyler on April 26th and 27th. Check out her work at http://stonesockblog.blogspot.
From Medina Weavers Guild:
Got Cabin Fever?
Looking for new ways to play with yarn and color?
Take the Tapestry Weaving Workshop, March 8 and 9, from 9 am to 4 pm. at Richmond’s Fellowship Hall, 3909 Broadview Rd, Richfield, OH 44286
Vicariously visit the walled oasis cities of Uzbekistan. These fabled cities formed links in the Silk Road and are still beautiful. Explore the traditional textiles – ikat, suzani (decorative embroidery), chiy, shyrdaks & alakiizes (felted carpets). Construct a model yurt (created during a class taken in Kyrgyzstan). The yurt is about 24” in diameter and includes all the traditional components. If there is time, try a bit of stitching on a mosaic shyrdak.
Katherine Dunlevey will present a program on her recent trip to Uzbekistan.