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.
|Feb 25||7 pm||Reg Meeting||President's Challenge: The Color Red|
|Mar 24||7 pm||Reg Meeting||CWG weaving collection from around the world with Victoria Parratt|
|Apr 28||7 pm||Reg Meeting||Surface Design with Roberta McAlister|
|May 9-10||9 am-5 pm||Fiber Arts Weekend||Member Demonstrations - Farmpark Shearing weekend|
|Jun 23||7 pm||ZOOM Meeting||The June guild meeting will continue using zoom and feature Jessica Pinsky, Executive Director, Praxis Fiber Workshop. |
Praxis is currently fundraising for the imminent purchase of a TC2 jacquard loom. With the TC2 and three other digital lobby looms they will offer classes and residency opportunities for artists in digital weaving. Currently, there in no place in North America where this equipment is offered to the public.
Jessica will also talk about all of the equipment they have that could be interesting to the guild, including the knitting machines, dye lab, and the measures put in place due to COVID 19.
A link to the zoom meeting on Tuesday June 23 at 7:00 PM will be sent separately.
|Jul 22||7 pm||ZOOM Meeting||The July guild meeting will continue using zoom and feature Tiffany S. Williams, Ph.D. from NASA Glenn Research Center.|
Dr. Williams will explain how she uses carbon nanotube filaments, called yarn, and combines them with carbon fiber to make toughened braided textiles for aeronautics and space applications. With the recent news of SpaceX it will be interesting to see how weaving is used in the return of manned space flight.
Our speaker is not available on the fourth Tuesday, so this month only the guild meeting will be on the fourth Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00PM. The link to the zoom meeting will be sent separately.
|Aug 25||7 pm||Reg Meeting||Saori Weaving with Linda Shevel from Three Sheep Farm|
|Sep||9 am - 5 pm||Apple Weekend||Member Demonstrations at FarmPark|
|Sep 22||7 pm||Reg Meeting||Band / Card Weaving with Linda Bouck|
|Oct 27||7 pm||Reg Meeting||TBD|
|Nov 24||7 pm||Reg Meeting||Members Fashion Show|
|Dec 5 Saturday||Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange||Ramble Inn
10311 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065
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.
|Feb 9||2-4 pm||Joan Horwich||Fiberworks PCW presented by Bob Breitzmann|
|May 31||2-4 pm||ZOOM||Split Shed Technique presented by Joan Horwich and Sheri Gittinger|
|Sep 20||2-4 pm||Jean & Bob Breitzmann||Krokbragd presented by Bobbie Shafer and Gail Ross|
|Nov 22||2-4 pm||JoEllen Salkin||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.
|Feb 15||10a-12n||Cheryl Laufer||Art Yarns with Cheryl Laufer|
|Apr 25||Cancelled||Cancelled||Spinning on a Great Wheel with Sue Ingrassia|
|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.
|Feb 23||11a-4p||JoEllen Salkin||Waffle Weave Effect pg 117 Led by Cheryl Laufer|
|May 17||11a-4p||Joyce Fath or Cheryl Laufer||Brooks Bouquet pg 59-63, Led by Flora|
|Aug 23||11a-4p||Linda Christopher||Leno & Spanish Lace pg 53-58, Led by Linda|
|Oct 18||11a-4p||TBD||Is there a technique that you are interested in learning more about? Do you have a technique you would like to share? Perhaps you would like to invite the group to your house/studio. If so, let us know.|
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.
|Jan 14||11a-2p||Cheryl Laufer||Fibers 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 11||11a-2p||Cheryl Laufer||Fascinator using a prefelt. Led by Cheryl|
|Mar 10||11a-2p||11a-2p||BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) Something you need help with or just like company to sit and work.|
|Apr 14||11a-2p||Sue Ingrassia||Wet Felt Spring Flowers. Led by Sue I|
|May 12||11a-2p||Diane Watson||Fiber Manipulation…create silk roses (look at Judith Dios website https://www.judithdios.com/accessories)|
|Jun 9||11a-2p||Cheryl Laufer||Make a “scarflette” incorporating roses using nuno felting. Led by Cheryl|
|Jul 14||11a-2p||Lakeside Pavillion or Cheryl's||TBA|
|Aug 11||11a-2p||TBA||Scissor or Journal Cover|
|Sep 8||11a-2p||Cheryl Laufer||3D Resists/make ipad cover, purse, hanging. Led by Cheryl|
|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
|Jan 25||12n-4p||Praxis||Indigo: Vat and equipment supplied by Praxis. We supply the fiber and knowledge of how to dye|
|Jun 6||Cancelled||Flora Daniels||Case Western University Farm||Natural Dyeing|
|Aug 8||1-4 pm||Bob Breitzmann||Breitzmanns’ Home||Gradient Dyeing on protein (wool) or cellulose (cotton)|
|Oct 10||TBA||TBA||TBA||Wool Acid Dye with yarn or roving|