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2020 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 Meeting
Feb 257 pmReg MeetingPresident's Challenge: The Color Red
Mar 247 pmReg MeetingCWG weaving collection from around the world with Victoria Parratt
Apr 287 pmReg MeetingSurface Design with Roberta McAlister
May 9-109 am-5 pmFiber Arts Weekend Member Demonstrations - Farmpark Shearing weekend
Jun 237 pmZOOM MeetingThe June guild meeting will continue using zoom and feature Jessica Pinsky, Executive Director, Praxis Fiber Workshop.
Jul 227 pm
ZOOM MeetingThe July guild meeting will continue using zoom and feature Tiffany S. Williams, Ph.D. from NASA Glenn Research Center.

Aug 257 pmZoom MeetingRandall Darwal video
Sep 226:45 pm S & T
7 pm Program
Zoom MeetingMelissa Dunning will present: The Colorful History of Tartan
Oct 277 pmReg MeetingTBD
Nov 247 pmReg MeetingMembers Fashion Show
Dec 5 SaturdayHoliday Luncheon and Gift ExchangeRamble Inn
10311 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065

SIGs (Special Interest Groups) are open to Members Only

2020 SIG Schedule

2020 Weaving SIG

Co-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.
Feb 9
2-4 pmJoan HorwichFiberworks PCW presented by Bob Breitzmann
May 31
2-4 pmZOOMSplit Shed Technique presented by Joan Horwich and Sheri Gittinger
Sep 202-4 pmZOOM Krokbragd presented by Bobbie Shafer and Gail Ross
Nov 222-4 pmZOOMThick and Thin - Show and Tell by everyone

2020 Spinning SIG

Facilitator: 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.
Feb 1510a-12nCheryl LauferArt Yarns with Cheryl Laufer
Apr 25CancelledCancelledSpinning on a Great Wheel with Sue Ingrassia
Jun 20CancelledCancelledCancelled
Oct 17 or 2412n-4pLocation TBDSpindles: Spin and Ply
Leader: Suzanne Paquin
Field TripsTBATBACoordinated by Nancy Curtiss. Dates and Locations TBD

2020 Rigid Heddle SIG

Co-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.
Feb 2311a-4pJoEllen SalkinWaffle Weave Effect pg 117 Led by Cheryl Laufer
May 1711a-4p Joyce Fath or Cheryl LauferBrooks Bouquet pg 59-63, Led by Flora
Aug 2311a-4p Linda ChristopherLeno & Spanish Lace pg 53-58, Led by Linda
Oct 182-4pZoomClasped Weft

2020 Felting SIG

Facilitator: 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.
Jan 1411a-2pCheryl LauferFibers and Bases. Learn how various fibers work together by making samplers to use for reference and learn how to make a good prefelt to use in the shibori felting
Led by Cheryl
Feb 1111a-2pCheryl LauferFascinator using a prefelt. Led by Cheryl
Mar 1011a-2p11a-2pBYOP (Bring Your Own Project) Something you need help with or just like company to sit and work.
Apr 1411a-2pSue IngrassiaWet Felt Spring Flowers. Led by Sue I
May 1211a-2pDiane WatsonFiber Manipulation…create silk roses (look at Judith Dios website
Jun 911a-2pCheryl LauferMake a “scarflette” incorporating roses using nuno felting. Led by Cheryl
Jul 1411a-2pLakeside Pavillion or Cheryl'sTBA
Aug 1111a-2pTBAScissor or Journal Cover
Sep 811a-2pCheryl Laufer3D Resists/make ipad cover, purse, hanging. Led by Cheryl
Oct 1311a-2pCheryl LauferMore exploration with 3D resists. Led by Cheryl
Nov 1011a-2pCheryl LauferFelting Christmas Ornaments

2020 Dyeing SIG

The 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
Jan 2512n-4pPraxisIndigo: Vat and equipment supplied by Praxis. We supply the fiber and knowledge of how to dye
Jun 6CancelledFlora Daniels
Case Western University FarmNatural Dyeing
Sep 121-4 pmBob BreitzmannZOOM Bob Breitzmann will present the process that he uses for gradient dyeing.
Oct 10Cancelled Wool Acid Dye with yarn or roving
Nov 141-4 pmZOOMDiscussion on methods of ice/snow dyeing

2021 SIG Schedule

2021 Weaving SIG

Co-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 172-4 pmZOOM
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 pmZOOMSusan 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 212-4 pmZOOMNancy 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 182-4 pmZOOMSusan 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 19Nancy 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 17Susan 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