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2019 WRSW Meetings and Programs

All meetings are at Lake Metroparks Farmpark (8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094), unless noted.
Social Time 6-6:45 pm. Show and Tell 6:45 pm. Meeting at 7 pm.
DateTimeEventProgramAlternate Location
Jan No Scheduled Meeting
Feb 267 pmReg MeetingMember Icebreaker and President's Challenge by WomenSafe
Mar 267 pmReg MeetingPresentation by Jennifer of Bracken Moss Farm - The Great Sheep Expedition
Apr 237 pmReg MeetingPresentation by Jasmine Kornel - student of Janice Lessman-Moss, Kent State University
May 11-129 am-5 pmFiber Arts Weekend Member Demonstrations - Farmpark Shearing weekend
Jun 257 pmReg MeetingGwen Brown of Gwen Erin fibers
Jul 236 pm
Eat at 6:30
Annual Pot Luck PicnicStash Relocation SaleThe West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Rd, Novelty, OH 44072
Aug 277 pmReg MeetingCheryl Laufer - Hands on Felting program
Sep 21-229 am - 5 pmApple WeekendMember Demonstrations at FarmPark
Sep 247 pmReg MeetingSusan Conover - the Olds Master Weaving Program Experience
Oct 227 pmReg MeetingRobbie Grodin - a Journey into EcoDyeing and Clothing
Nov 197 pmReg Meeting Deb Silver, award winning weaver and artist
DecNo Scheduled MeetingHoliday Luncheon and Gift Exchange - Date, Time and Location TBA

SIGs (Special Interest Groups) are open to Members Only

 

2019 SIG Schedule

2019 Rigid Heddle SIG

Co-Facilitators:
Linda Christopher
JoEllen Salkin
All meetings are scheduled 10-4. Topic of discussion will begin at 11:00, followed by a potluck lunch. Members are welcome to participate as long as they wish.
Locations TBD.
DATEPROGRAMLOCATION
Feb 17Danish Medallions, Crows Feet and 2018 President’s Challenge assistance.JoEllen's home
Apr 14 Saori inspired weaving Three Sheep Gallery
Jun 9Hemstitching Joyce Fath’s studio
Aug 18 Making GarmentsSue Ingrassia’s home
Oct 20TBDTBD

2019 Spinning SIG

Co-Facilitators:
Sally Vourlojianis

The Spinning SIG is focused on fine tuning spinning skills. Members need to be able to make a continuous yarn in order to enjoy all the information shared.
DATETIMEHOSTESSPROGRAM
Jan 51-5 pmLInda BouckROC Day Spin-in
Bring snacks
Feb 910 am-12 noonSusan ConoverSpinning Flax - Susan Conover
Apr 131-5 pmSue Ingrassia
Explorations of Blends
Jun 810 am-12 noonParkside ChurchWheel Mechanics video
Aug 241-5 pmSue IngrassiaWhat are your fiber fears?
Oct 1910 am-12 noonLinda BouckPlying Techniques - Nora Eason
Nov 910 am-12 noonSusan ConoverLong Draw - Susan Conover

2019 Weaving SIG

Co-Facilitators:
Tammy Howell
Nora Eason
There are many members who have made an investment in a floor or table loom over the years and often such pieces of equipment are collecting dust. This group offers a wonderful opportunity to fine-tune your skills and/or re-acquaint yourself with your equipment – all within the comfort of like-minded folks.
DATETIMEHOSTPROGRAM
Jan 272-4 pmSusan ConoverCrackle presented by Susan Conover
Mar 24
2-4 pmJean & Bob BreitzmannEcho Weave presented by Bob Breitzmann
Aug 252-4 pmJean MackenzieKrokbragd presented by Tammy Howell and Bobbie Shafer
Sep 222-4 pmWendy CohenShadow Weave presented by Nora Eason and Shelley Marchand
Nov 172-4 pmJoan HorwichBronson Lace presented by Joan Horwich and Nancy Curtiss

2019 Focus on Felt SIG

SIG Facilitator is Cheryl Laufer
Location, host, and material list will be emailed at least one week before the meeting.
We meet from 11 am until 2.
DATEPROGRAM
Jan 8Bring unfinished pieces to work on and get input from others for completion
Feb 12Felt earrings
Mar 12Felting Video
Apr 9Make samples for rugs based on video https://ladyvirag.wordpress.com/how-to-make-a-felt-rug/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85lEVFwpfw4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqlho5hgvn4
http://culturalcloth.com/blog/tag/How+to+care+for+and+clean+your+hand+felted+wool+rug
http://www.dyeinghousegallery.com/en/shyrdak-a-colorful-felt-rug/
May 14Nuno felting ruffles
Jun 11Explore our goofs and discuss possible remedies. Bring in examples
Jul 9Make olive oil soap
Aug 13Felt with olive oil soap/compare qualities of olive oil soap with other soaps we use (Castile, various dishwashing soaps)
Sep 10Felting with armatures
Oct 8Combine wet felting with needle felting to create a Santa with armature
Nov 12Annual ornament making for exchange
Dec TBALuncheon