ROC Day Reminder!

spinning-women1Well thank goodness we don’t have to wear long dresses or pointy hats, but we can bring our spinning, felting, knitting or weaving tomorrow for our gathering!

Looks like the weather will cooperate, so hope to see you there!

Workshop with Daryl Lancaster this Fall!

We have a great opportunity to learn from one of the best. . . fiber artist Daryl Lancaster will join us October 21-22 for a 2-day workshop “Jumpstart Vest”. (see flyer)

So get started planning your fabric, whether it be your own handwoven, felted, or purchased.  You are sure to learn great techniques in fit and garmet construction.


Midwest Weavers Conference

Registration for Midwest Weavers Conference opens January 8!
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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

new-year-concept-hourglass-falling-sand-taking-shape-59548447Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday as we look forward to a Happy 2017 full of fiber and fun!  

Also remember we still have our ROC Day Celebration coming up on January 7th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Willoughby Hills Community Center (walk into the library and turn left and go to lower level), 34500 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills

We will have a gift exchange for those who wish to participate. Just bring a handmade wrapped gift to join in.

Bring a dish to share, your drink of choice and silverware. Napkins and plates will be provided.  Hope you will plan to come celebrate everything fiber!

Beginners Tapestry Workshop!

Registration open for Beginning Tapestry Workshop

Our own Bobbie Shafer will lead us in learning all about getting started in tapestry. tapestry2 If you were inspired by the Silvia Heyden video or the Helena Hernmarck lecture, now is your chance to participate in a hands-on experience.  See attached flyer for information.


New Rigid Heddle SIG

Because of so much interest, the Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers Guild has decided to start a Rigid Heddle SIG (Special Interest Group).   While there is no one to teach us new skills, and update the old ones, this SIG will be members helping and challenging each other as we explore the possibilities of the looms.

You must be a member of the WRSW Guild to join this group.  If you are not a member and would like to join WRSW, the membership fee is only $15 if paid prior to December 31st; after that it is $20.  For more information go to   

Once you are a member of WRSW, membership in the Rigid Heddle SIG is FREE!  It will be led by Linda Christopher and JoEllen Salkin.  We are planning an initial meeting on January  15th, 2-4 at the Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Please let us know if you are interested (unless you have already done so) by calling Linda at 440.781.2046 or sending an email to  Details will be sent to those who sign-up.

For your 2017 Calendar!

Before things get too crazy with the holiday season, I wanted to ask everyone to mark their new calendars for our special get-together on ROC Day, Saturday January 7th, a.k.a Saint Distaff’s Day.

 This day spinning-women1is a gathering of friends with common interests in fibers… a celebration of the New Year, specifically for their art, and a way of paying homage to the past.

Hope you can come, bring a dish to share, a gift for exchange (if you want to participate) and an afternoon of festivities and yummy food!

Willoughby Hills Community Center (in the library) 

11 a.m to 3 p.m.


Guild Meeting – Nov. 15th at Farmpark.

Yes, it ‘s November already and our meeting is a week early.  Join us for a great video, A Weaverly Path: the tapestry life of Silvia Heydena documentary.  silvia

“Kenny Dalsheimer’s A Weaverly Path captures a privileged and intimate slice of time observing Silvia Heyden, providing an unprecedented opportunity to see and hear what she experiences during a period of deep involvement with her Muse, the Eno River. Heyden’s quest is not to weave a representational depiction of the river, but to interpret the river’s fluid patterns, shapes, sounds, and ever-changing nature, to represent its movement and flow with the yarns of her tapestries.”   (

* Don’t forget to check out last month’s minutes posted on the “member’s only” side.

2017 Roster is Up

Please check the 2017 Membership Roster (scroll down past the 2016 Roster) to see if you have paid your 2017 dues and verify your contact information. Contact Nora Eason if your contact information needs to be updated. Your Password is required to log onto the Members website. Click on “Forgot Password” if you do not remember it.

If you do not see your name, then you have not renewed your membership for 2017. After December 31, 2016, membership dues will be $20 for individuals and $25 for families.

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