Western Reserve Spinners & Weavers Exhibit - April 2 - 29, 2016.
Be sure to stop in at the Kirtland Library to see the fantastic display of woven, spun, felted, bobbin lace and other items created by members of the Guild. There are spindles, fleeces and other things used to create all these beautiful items.
At our March 22nd meeting you will have the opportunity to hear Jessica Pinsky, Executive Director of Praxis Fiber Workshop, discuss Education Traditions; How Fiber Has Changed in An Academic Context. Praxis is located in the Waterloo District of Cleveland, and Jessica will discuss the unique approach this non-profit organization is taking to engage the community and spread the word of the textile arts to all ages. Her enthusiasm is something that you don’t want to miss.
Our meeting starts at 7PM, but please come early and work on your favorite portable project, or get to know another member of the guild!
The details and flyer for our Felting Workshop are now available on the Workshops page.
Ondulé Weaving: the what, the how, and a view of artist’s and craft’s people use of the technique.
Last summer, Liz Mather attended a weaving workshop at Peter’s Valley School of Craft to learn about Ondulé Weaving. She came back from the workshop excited to share some of what she has learned. The presentation will include an explanation of what Ondulé weaving is, how looms can be adapted to use the specially designed reeds, slides and hand’s-on examples of the resulting cloth, and an opportunity to see one loom-modification technique in person.
The theme for 2015 is “Handmade for My Home.”
Don’t forget to bring your Handmade Treasures to the February guild meeting.
Important vote on Jobs and Responsibilities Handbook and Flowchart
This Handbook will allow future executive committee members as well as committee and adjunct activity members a guideline to follow so that there is continuity to our organization for years to come.
Guild members have already voted a quorum on the Officers portion of this document at our September 22, 2015 meeting in order to pave the way for the Nominating Committee’s work. The vote to take place in February would include the Committee responsibilities, the addition of the Adjunct Activities and a month-by-month Flowchart to help with processes.
There will be time at the meeting for review and discussion.
And check out our NEW SCHEDULE CALENDAR
Our annual Retreat with the North Coast Knitting Guild is March 11-13. It is a very relaxing weekend starting Friday afternoon and ending after lunch on Sunday. Bring your spinning wheel, knitting or any portable project. No cooking, no housework! Meals are included from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch for $140. Yoga class or massage is extra.
Click here for more information.