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WRSW has an exciting opportunity to partner with the Lake County History Center in early 2018, and you’re invited to take part!  At our November meeting, Nancy presented an invitation from LCHC to assist with a special display to accompany the Rabbit Run Theater production of the musical “Quilters” in February, 2018 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH.  Thanks to a generous supporter of the History Center, the insurance rider for the show is being covered, and the only stumbling block that the guild saw to participate has been removed.

Linda Christopher and Nancy Curtiss are overseeing the two parts of the show.  Nancy and the “Tool Team” will be assisting curator Lynn Vandevort with the part of her show that deals with an historical sheep to shawl presentation using the artifacts from the museum’s archives.  Linda will be overseeing a special WRSW guild member show that was requested by Lynn to bring her pioneer story right up to the 21st century.

We’ll need member projects to hang in this show from all aspects of our fiber arts – not just spinning and weaving.  More information on how you can participate will be released as we get word, but please begin looking at your complete and finished projects to see what you can loan to the museum for the show. The installation of this show begins in late January, so we don’t have any time to lose in planning.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our guild to be seen by an arts-loving public who will be attending the musical at Lake Erie College, and a way to show how what we do bridges both time and cultures!  We’re not a “dying art”… and here’s the chance to show why!  Please stay tuned…

I'm happy to say that we have filled the Soderlund Dye Workshop!  Names are now being accepted if you'd like to be on the Wait List.  Please contact me for more information. 

To all who have either paid in full or put down your deposit, you should have received a confirmation of receipt from me.  If you haven't, please Email me directly so that we can sort out any Email issues.  I will be sending out more information after the new year, and I want to make sure that everyone is getting the news via Email.  Please remember that if you have only put down a deposit, your final balance must be paid by March 1st.  If you'd like to set up a payment plan I can do that also, and again, you can contact me for more information.

We have a great group signed up, and this will be a fantastic workshop!

Nancy Curtiss

Our 2018 workshops plans are well underway! 

Our May 2018 Dye workshop with Carol Soderlund is almost full.  As of today we have 1 space available, and then I'll begin a wait list.  If you're interested in taking this remarkable workshop, please contact Nancy Curtiss at nancy (at) truthforlife (dot) org.  Once this class is filled, wait listed people will be contacted in the order that they get on the list.  March 1st is the deadline for full payment, so I'll have a good idea of availability after that.

Our September 2018 Weaving workshop information will be published in the next couple of weeks, and is sure to be another popular class.  More information will be posted here an on our workshops tab as it's available.

If you have any questions regarding our 2018 workshop season, please contact WRSW Programs & Workshops Chair, Nancy Curtiss.

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

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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!