I'm happy to report that as of 10/12/17 we have 12 people who have either paid their deposit or have completed full registration for our May 2018 Dye workshop with Carol Soderlund! Amazing! There are only 8 places left in this exciting workshop, and on November 1 we'll open this workshop to non Guild members. If you want to attend, please don't linger! Find more information on our workshops tab at www.wrspinweave.org.
Nancy Curtiss, 2018 Programs and Workshops Chair
The WRSW Spinning SIG is having its first meeting of the year on Saturday, March 4th. Whether you're new to the guild or an old faithful, this SIG is geared to any spinner who is a member of WRSW and is already able to spin a continuous thread. This year we have 4 exciting sessions that take us back to the basics to give us more tools to help us make the yarn we desire. More information about this SIG is available through the SIG newsletter available on the About tab. To join us for our 2017 season, please contact Spinning SIG facilitator Nancy Curtiss.
If spinning isn't your thing - the SIG newsletter has helpful information about our Felting, Rigid Heddle, and Weaving SIGs!
"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
We're happy to report that we have 16 eager rigid heddle workshop participants at this point in the year! If you've been thinking about joining in the fun then wait no longer. Please contact Nancy as to availability. We've posted an invitation to the area guilds (thanks, Sheri!), and Nancy is also making additional connections into the knitting world. We hope to have another full house this year! The workshop flyer has been included in the recent guild newsletter, and you may also find it on the workshops tab on the website.
Plans are going strong for our Fall Rigid Heddle workshop with Constance Hall - at present we have 15 of the 20 places filled with excited students. If you've been thinking about joining us but just haven't gotten around to it, I hope this will be just the encouragement that you need. Look for the workshop flyer under the Workshops tab.
Since we are getting down to the end of registration, please contact Nancy Curtiss for availability of space. Once we've reached our student limit we'll begin a waiting list for those interested. Notification of openings will begin August 2, after we've reached the deadline for balance of deposit with the existing list of students. This is sure to be a fun and dynamic workshop - and a great chance to make some new friends as we're now getting registrations from people outside of the guild. I hope that you can join us!
Nancy - 2016 Workshop Chair