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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


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!

Ondulé Weaving: the what, the how, and a view of artist’s and craft’s people use of the technique. Ondule Weaving

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.

President’s Challenge
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.