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2021 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.
Jan No Meeting
Feb 236:45 pmReg Meeting - ZOOMPresident's Challenge. Review 2020 Audit and 2021 Budget
Mar 236:45 pmReg Meeting -ZOOMGuest 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 276:45 pmTentative at FarmparkLinda Bouck will lead us through examples of card band weaving
May 8-99 am-5 pmWoolfest Weekend Member Demonstrations at Farmpark
Jun 226:45 pmTentative at FarmparkSheri Isreal will demonstrate silk reeling, the process of unwinding silk worm cocoons
Jul 276 pm
West Woods ParkPicnic, stash exchange, spin-in and fiber dyeing extravaganza
Aug 246:45 pmTentative at FarmparkRoberta McAlister will speak on surface embellishments
Sep 286:45 pmTentative at FarmparkLinda Shevel from Three Sheep Farm will speak on Saori weaving
Oct 266:45 pmTentative at FarmparkVictoria Johnson-Parratt will share the museum quality weaving in the Cuyahoga Weaving Guild collection
Nov 236:45 pmTentative at FarmparkMember Fashion show. Wear your fiber-art!
DecTBAHoliday Luncheon and Gift Exchange

2021 SIG Schedule

SIGs (Special Interest Groups) are open to Members Only

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 192-4 pmZOOMNancy 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 172-4 pmZOOMSusan 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 Weaving SIG Weaver to Weaver Sessions

Co-Facilitators: Susan Conover and Nancy Curtiss
Many times we just plain run out of time during our regularly scheduled meetings so this is a great opportunity for all of us to share our knowledge and to help our fellow weavers who may have questions.
Jan 1812n-1ZOOM
Feb 1
Feb 1512n-1ZOOM
Mar 112n-1ZOOM
Mar 15

2021 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. Co-Facilitators: Bob Breitzmann and Mo Doerner
Feb 131 pmZoomTopic TBD plus Show and share the items we dyed with ice and snow &
discussion on our methods and degree of our success
Mar or Apr1 pmPraxis
Activity at Praxis TBD
Jul 101 pmBob BreitzmannPainted Warps led by Bob Breitzmann
Sep 181 pmMo DoernerDyeing with goldenrod by Mo Doerner

2021 Spinning SIG

Co-Facilitators: Mardi Gauer and Flora Daniels
All meetings are via Zoom until further notice and will be Saturday's 10 am - 12 noon.
Jan 910a-12nSusan ConoverROC Day Spin-in
Mar 610a-12nTBDColor in Spinning
Apr 1010a-12nTerra RowlandBook Review - The Golden Thread. How Fabric Changed History. by Kassia St Clair
Jun 510a-12nNancy Curtiss
Jul 1010a-12nSusan ConoverSpin-in
Aug 710a-12nSusan ConoverSpin-in
Sep 1110a-12nMardi GauerSilk
Oct 1610a-12nSusan ConoverSpin-in
Nov 610a-12nFlora DanielsShave 'Em to Save 'Em
Dec 410a-12nSusan ConoverSpin-in

2021 Small Loom SIG

Co-Facilitators: Linda Christopher and JoEllen Salkin
The Small Looms SIG is for members interested in small portable looms such Inkle, Pin, and Rigid Heddle. All meetings via Zoom until further notice.
Jan 242p-4pJoan Horwich and Denise KestnerWeaving with two Heddles
Apr 11TBD
Aug 5TBD
Oct 11a-3pJoyce FathInkle Loom Demo

2021 Felting SIG

Facilitator: Cheryl Laufer
Material list will be emailed at least one week before the meeting. The dates for Saturday meetings will be determined at the previous month’s meeting. Once we can gather in person again, we’ll meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Jan 232pZoomCheryl Laufer-Wet felted vessel with resist or Gertie ball
Feb 2pZoomMo Doerner-Decorative mittens from felted sweater
Mar 2pZoomDarlene Smith-Needle felted Easter egg over styrofoam
Apr 2pZoomCheryl Laufer-Zippered pouch Part 1- wet felt pouch and embellishments. Can use silks to embellish, felt different colors, or embellish after the pouch is felted
May 2pZoomSue Ingrassia-Zippered pouch Part 2 – assemble and sew in lining and zipper
Jun2pZoomJoyce Fath-Prefelt for picture/wall hanging
Jul 2pZoomSue Ingrassia-Cobweb felt
Aug 2pTBDDarlene Smith-Purse Part 1- needle felted leaves
Sep2pCheryl LauferCheryl Laufer-Purse Part 2 - Wet felt purse, attach needle felted leaves to purse flap
Oct 2pCheryl LauferCheryl Laufer-Gauntlets with silk hankie overlay
Nov 2pTBDAnnual make your own Christmas Ornament
Dec 2ATBDPot Luck