Next meeting is on Tuesday, November 15th!

“My tapestries are not paintings. They unfold on the loom within the possibilities and limitations of weaving. Once on the wall, my tapestries express their own identity in a woven composition.”  – Silvia Heyden

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th – one week earlier than usual! This is to accommodate Farmpark in their staging and set up of their annual Holiday Lights event, as well as to move our meeting off of Thanksgiving week this year.

Please make it a point to join us at 7PM in the Theater to view a documentary on the life and creativity of tapestry artist, Silvia Heyden!  There had been a question raised in our October meeting as to the location, and I can confirm that we’ll be in the Theater.  See you then!

Nancy – 2016 Program Committee chair

Guild Meeting tomorrow! (Tues, 10/25)


Hope you will  be coming out to Farmpark for our WRSW Guild meeting tomorrow. It’s a beautiful drive this time of year and we have a wonderful program on hats. This meeting also marks the time for our annual election of nominated positions!  See you there!!




2017 SIG Newsletter

The 2017 Special Interest Groups (SIG) newsletter is now available here.

Remember, the SIG’s are for members only, so get your dues to Nora at the November meeting! After December 31, the dues go up to $20 for individuals and $25 for families.


Helena Hernmarck Lecture – November 2nd





Lecture:   The Process of Weaving a Commissioned Tapestry Helena Hernmarck

Date/Time:  Wed, Nov 2, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Place:  CMA Recital Hall  (Park on Level P2)

Cost:  Free to TAA members and students; $5 at the door for nonmembers.  TAA members may wish to join the artist for dinner at Provenance at 5:15 p.m. (notify Emily Rebmann, 216-707-2579, for dinner reservations)

There is also a viewing of one of her large tapestries at 6:15 p.m. (notify Bobbie Shafer if you plan to come for viewing- the museum wants a head count)

Internationally renowned tapestry artist/maker Helena Hernmarck has created many stunning large works that were usually commissioned by clients and architects to dominate a lobby or interior space. She developed her own combination of weaving techniques, totally separate from the traditional way of weaving tapestry.

Hats, Hats, Hats . . . . Tues., October 25th Guild Meeting

Date:  Tues, October 25, 2016felted-hat3

Time:  6-7 social time, 7-9 meeting/program

Place:  Lake Farmpark

Program:  Hats, Hats, Hats! 

Presenters:  Deb Henry, Jan Gibson, and Bobbie Shafer

Hostesses:  Donna and Laramie 

(Don’t forget to check out the minutes from September meeting via the member only link)

2017 Slate of Officers

Here are the officers nominated for 2017:

  • President – JoEllen Salkin
  • Vice President – Nancy Curtiss
  • Secretary – Madeleine Schneider
  • Treasurer – Nora Eason
  • Newsletter – Cheryl Laufer
  • Librarian – Cindy Kolacz

No other nominations were proposed from the floor. Voting will take place at the October 25 meeting.


Demos at Farmpark

Lake Farmpark is having their Fall Harvest weekends starting this Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25.

This is a reminder for those that signed up to volunteer this weekend. If you don’t remember the times you signed up, call Bobbie at 440-942-5287. If you didn’t sign up and have some free time, you can still stop in and demonstrate with whatever project you are working on.

Reminder — Guild Meeting Tuesday!

Susan Conover will present an overview on Great Wheels - what they can and cannot do!  Try your hand at spinning on one from Susan’s collection.

Tuesday, Sgreat-wheel-1_6826eptember 27th

6:00 – 7:00  Social Time

7:00 – 9:00  Meeting/Program

Welcome Constance Hall!

WRSW welcomes Constance Hall to Farmpark as she teaches our Fall Rigid Heddle Workshop!  Those signrigid-heddleed up are, I’m sure, looking forward to meeting her and learning all about weaving on the rigid heddle.  She will provide Schacht Cricket 15″ looms for use in class and they will be available for purchase at the end of class at a discount.   Have fun!

Parking for Tues. Guild Meeting

Please park in Farmpark’s employee lot (via the service driveway) for our 8/23 Guild meeting.  Due to another event, things may be a bit crowded in the front entrance.