2020 WRSW Meetings and ProgramsAll 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.
|Oct 27||7 pm||Zoom Meeting||Craft in America video on Randall Darwall|
|Nov 24||7 pm||Zoom Meeting||Jordan Salkin will present "Taking better photos of our fiber-art"||Jordan is a professional photographer and will give us some tips on how to take better pictures of our weaving, spinning, felting, or dyeing.|
|Dec||Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange||CANCELLED|
SIGs (Special Interest Groups) are open to Members Only
2020 SIG Schedule
2020 Weaving SIGCo-Facilitators: Tammy Howell and 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.
|Sep 20||2-4 pm||ZOOM||Krokbragd presented by Bobbie Shafer and Gail Ross|
|Nov 22||2-4 pm||ZOOM||Thick and Thin - Show and Tell by everyone|
2020 Spinning SIGFacilitator: Sally Vourlojianis
Let Sally know if you wish to lead or co-lead any meeting topics? Do you have suggestions for meeting places? We can reserve public meeting spots in addition to member homes.
|Oct 17 or 24||12n-4p||Location TBD||Spindles: Spin and Ply
Leader: Suzanne Paquin
|Field Trips||TBA||TBA||Coordinated by Nancy Curtiss. Dates and Locations TBD
2020 Rigid Heddle SIGCo-Facilitators: Linda Christopher and JoEllen Salkin
We will to continue exploring Jane Patrick’s book - The Weaver’s Idea Book Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom. There will be four regularly scheduled times, and we will also plan schedule some additional days to meet and weave or sew.
|Oct 18||2-4p||Zoom||Clasped Weft|
2020 Felting SIGFacilitator: Cheryl Laufer
We will continue to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our group will focus on learning a new felting technique and apply it to a project.
|Oct 13||11a-2p||Cheryl Laufer||More exploration with 3D resists. Led by Cheryl|
|Nov 10||11a-2p||Cheryl Laufer||Felting Christmas Ornaments|
2020 Dyeing SIGThe Dyeing SIG is a group that explores different techniques for dyeing fiber. The group meets on Saturday or Sunday, four or more times a year. At the first meeting we dyed skeins of plant based yarn. We have also done Eco Dyeing and Indigo dyeing. Future plans include gradient dyeing and dyeing wool. Co-Facilitators: Bob Breitzmann and Mo Doerner
|Oct 10||Cancelled||Wool Acid Dye with yarn or roving|
|Nov 14||1-4 pm||ZOOM||Discussion on methods of ice/snow dyeing|
2021 WRSW Meetings and ProgramsAll 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.
|Feb 23||6:45 pm||Reg Meeting - ZOOM||President's Challenge. Review 2020 Audit and 2021 Budget|
|Mar 23||6:45 pm||Reg Meeting -ZOOM||Guest speaker Mary Underwood - “Will that be one hump or two". The story of making camel blankets and her time with the tribe in Mongolia.|
|Apr 27||6:45 pm||Tentative at Farmpark||Linda Bouck will lead us through examples of card band weaving|
|May 8-9||9 am-5 pm||Woolfest Weekend||Member Demonstrations at Farmpark|
|Jun 22||6:45 pm||Tentative at Farmpark||Sheri Isreal will demonstrate silk reeling, the process of unwinding silk worm cocoons|
|Jul 27||6 pm||West Woods Park||Picnic, stash exchange, spin-in and fiber dyeing extravaganza|
|Aug 24||6:45 pm||Tentative at Farmpark||Roberta McAlister will speak on surface embellishments|
|Sep 28||6:45 pm||Tentative at Farmpark||Linda Shevel from Three Sheep Farm will speak on Saori weaving|
|Oct 26||6:45 pm||Tentative at Farmpark||Victoria Johnson-Parratt will share the museum quality weaving in the Cuyahoga Weaving Guild collection
|Nov 23||6:45 pm||Tentative at Farmpark||Member Fashion show. Wear your fiber-art!|
|Dec||TBA||Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange|
2021 SIG Schedule
2021 Weaving SIGCo-Facilitators: Susan Conover and Nancy Curtiss
The Weaving SIG is looking forward to the new year as we begin a two-year study of Weaving
Essentials - what every weaver should know. This will be geared to the weaver who wants to be
confident in the projects that they make, whether it's from their favorite magazine or book... or if
it comes from their own imagination. We'll have segments for Basic Principles, which are those
jewels or nuggets of information that will help you understand your tools and materials. We'll
also be introducing classic books that have served weavers faithfully for decades... materials
written by established, mature weavers for those who would come after them - us!
In addition, there will still be plenty of time for show and tell, for questions, for discussion, and
for general hi-jinks! Feel free to contact either Susan or Nancy if interested in joining this SIG in
|Jan 17||2-4 pm||ZOOM||Nancy will present “Yarn: Stuff Woven Fabrics are Made Of” to include S&Z twist, twist per inch gauge, and angle of twist. Susan will review Sharon Aldermann’s Mastering Weave Structures: Transforming Ideas into Great Cloth|
|Feb 21||2-4 pm||ZOOM||Susan will present “Burn Test for Fibers” to include wool, silk, linen, cotton, rayon , acetate, acrylics and polyester. Nancy will review Mary E. Black’s The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver|
|Mar 21||2-4 pm||ZOOM||Nancy will present “Fiber Properties” to include absorbency, chemical reactions, elasticity, light resistance, resilience, strength and warmth of wool, silk, linen, cotton and rayon. Susan will review S.A. Zielinski’s Master Weaver Library Volumes 1-21|
|Apr 18||2-4 pm||ZOOM||Susan will present “Determining Yardage” to include the Count system, the Tex system, the Denier system and the Yarn Balance. Nancy will review Helene Bress’ The Weaving Book: Patterns and Ideas|
|Sep 19||Nancy will present “Common Novelty Yarn Styles & Knitting Yarns” to include boucle, cable, chenille, corkscrew, crepe, loop, etc. Susan will review Carol Strickler’s A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns|
|Oct 17||Susan will present “Setts in all Their Glory” to include inch wraps in relation to sets and the rule of thumb formula for estimating sett for different weave structures. Nancy will review Irene Emery’s The Primary Structures of Fabrics|
2021 Dyeing SIGThe Dyeing SIG is a group that explores different techniques for dyeing fiber. The group meets on Saturday or Sunday, four or more times a year. Co-Facilitators: Bob Breitzmann and Mo Doerner
|Feb 13||1 pm||Zoom||Topic TBD plus Show and share the items we dyed with ice and snow &
discussion on our methods and degree of our success
|Mar or Apr||1 pm||Praxis||Activity at Praxis TBD|
|Jul 10||1 pm||Bob Breitzmann||Painted Warps led by Bob Breitzmann|
|Sep 18||1 pm||Mo Doerner||Dyeing with goldenrod by Mo Doerner|
2021 Spinning SIGCo-Facilitators: Mardi Gauer and Flora Daniels
All meetings are via Zoom until further notice and will be Saturday's 10 am - 12 noon.
|Jan 9||10a-12n||Susan Conover||ROC Day Spin-in|
|Mar 6||10a-12n||TBD||Color in Spinning|
|Apr 10||10a-12n||Terra Rowland||Book Review - The Golden Thread. How Fabric Changed History. by Kassia St Clair|
|Jun 5||10a-12n||Nancy Curtiss||DVD TBD|
|Jul 10||10a-12n||Susan Conover||Spin-in|
|Aug 7||10a-12n||Susan Conover||Spin-in
|Sep 11||10a-12n||Mardi Gauer||Silk|
|Oct 16||10a-12n||Susan Conover||Spin-in|
|Nov 6||10a-12n||Flora Daniels||Shave 'Em to Save 'Em
|Dec 4||10a-12n||Susan Conover||Spin-in