Programs 2017 - 2018
September 25, 2017
Maren Beck and Joshua Hirschstein - Above the Fray, Laotian Weavers
Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein, with teen sons Ari and Zall, formed Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art in 2007 determined to introduce the weaving traditions and cultures of hilltribe Laos and Vietnam to a broader audience. Visit their website to learn more.
October 23, 2017
Patty Huffer - Summer and Winter Weave Structure
Patty will share the wonders of this versatile weave structure. A mini-workshop will follow for guild members.
November 20, 2017
Sonja Dahl - Sonja Dahl, artist, writer and scholar, "Telling Indigo: Stories of Art, Scholarship, and Transformational Practice on the 'Blue Path'"
Sonja Dahl is an artist, writer, and Research Associate at the Department of Art at the University of Oregon. She draws from a textile background in her artwork, and in her scholarship delves into the cultural, economic, historic, and metaphoric aspects of how textiles and textile processes live within and reflect the values of human societies. Her recent projects focus on the colonial history of indigo dye in the United States and its current trending in American popular and artistic culture.
January 22, 2018
Marilyn Robert - Slow Fiber Movement
February 26, 2018
Carol James - Sprang
Sprang is an ancient textile method, dating as far back as the Bronze Age. In evidence among the ancient Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, some scholars suggest it was the method used to create the vertical striped leggings of Medieval times. Sprang was known across Europe until the time of the Industrial Revolution. It produces textiles with amazing elasticity. Even more intriguing, you get an amazing two rows of cloth for every one row of work.
Carol James is a world-recognized sprang teacher. She has spent the past 20 years rediscovering textile forms that up until now have been thought dead, resurrecting these ancient techniques. Additional information can be found on Carol's website.
A mini-workshop will follow this program.
March 26, 2018
Pam Patrie - Tapestry Weaving
Pam will talk about her life as a contemporary tapestry weaver, living in Portland, OR with an active studio presence on the coast. She attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art, did independent studies in France of the Gobelin technique, and studied the Aubusson technique at the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop. Pam has received numerous commissions, and her work has been shown in the USA and in Mexico.
April 23, 2018
Natural Dye and Ethnic Textiles Study Group Presentation
May 21, 2018
Tylar Merrill - Tylar, a Eugene fiber artist, will introduce her fashion collection of garments and accessories based on the Nuno felting technique. Her distinctive and unique designs have been shown throughout the Pacific Northwest and displayed widely. Tylar teaches workshops, sharing her knowledge of every skill level. Visit her gallery at her website.
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June 25, 2018
EWG Annual Picnic
Please Contact us with questions or comments.
General Meeting 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Program 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visitors are welcome
1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene