Next meeting is Tuesday, April 22nd!

Wow!  where has the time flown?

It’s time for our next meeting, on April 22nd – that’s right – this week!  Will you be there?  Join us for a fun evening of fiber.  Nora will tell us how we can enhance our designs with Math (and it won’t hurt, either :)  ).  Bring your current project for show and tell.  Mine will be on an adventure in fleece processing.  It’s a work in progress… so don’t think that show and tell is just for finished pieces.  Sometime half the fun is getting there, and we’d love to hear your journey.

The meeting is at 7PM, but there’s always a time for project work starting at 6PM, so feel free to come early.  See you then!

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom class extended at Great Lakes Fiber Show

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 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!

2014 Retreat

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.

Heart Pillows – Rescheduled

From member Debbie Henry:

Hello All!
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.

Debbie Henry

Meeting Minutes Available

The minutes for the February and March meetings are now up on the Members website.

Spinning Workshop

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  and then join the Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers for two amazing days of color and texture.  There are still a few spaces left, and we hope that you can join us. See the attached flyer for more information!


Tyler Workshop 2014 Flyer


Anita Mayer Workshop in Cincinnati

From the Cincinnati Guild:
I’m writing to let you know that the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati has 5 places open in a workshop with Anita Mayer June 5,6,7. Information about the workshop is on our website:
The fee for the workshop is $165 for a non-member and there is a $40 materials fee. Please contact me if you are interested in joining us or have questions about the workshop.
Ruth Archer
115 Rosewood Dr
Springboro, OH 45066

Open Studio at Kent

From member Liz Mather:

The Fiber Department at Kent State University is having an open house this Friday, February 28,  from noon til 2 pm.

2014-02-28 Kent Open Studio

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

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

Details are here.  Contact Jean Ohlenbusch for information & questions, 216.798.3026 or

WRSW February 25 meeting

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.