Programs 2019 - 2020
General Meeting 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Program 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visitors are welcome
2750 Roosevelt Boulevard, Eugene
September 23, 2018
Eugene Weavers Guild Weave Structures Study Group
WSSG has had many fun-filled learning adventures over the past couple of years including the exploration of parallel threading and rep weave. Their presentation will include a fiberworks tutorial on designing 4 color parallel threading and a slide show of the groups parallel threading and rep weave creations.
October 28, 2019
Have you ever wanted to weave a rag rug and wondered how to get started? Here is your chance to get the answers to all your rag rug questions. During this talk we will discuss the looms and tools necessary to weave a firm and tightly woven rag rug. Another important factor is the proper warp materials that create the firm foundation that holds your rug together for years of wear. We will also talk about the fabrics and their preparation for weaving. We’ll compare the age old tradition of recycling clothing and sheets to the use of buying new fabric. I will show you how to easily cut or rip the strips for the weft. I will have many examples of rugs and other rag woven items to get you enthusiastic about weaving rag rugs. By the end of the talk you will be ready to go home and weave rag rugs, placemats, mug rugs and other rag textiles.
November 25, 2019
We welcome Annin Barrett who will discuss the Timberline Textile Project. Timberline Lodge’s handcrafted fabrics help visitors interpret their mountain experience using a unique textile pattern language specific to this place, and how that interpretation has evolved over the past 80 years.
January 27, 2020
February 24, 2020
75th Anniversary - Plans for 2021
Guild members will share historic weaving drafts and sample books as we prepare for our 75th anniversary festivities,
March 23, 2020
Sakiori weaving with Yoko Tamura
SAKIORI is one of the traditional hand-weaving techniques that spread out all over cold areas in Japan in the mid-Edo era (18th C). In those days in the northern areas where cotton plants couldn't grow, people wove cloth with flaxen fiber. Cotton or silk was rare and carried by merchant ships. When finer clothes were about to be worn out, weavers tore them to shreds and breathed them a new life by weaving them into a new cloth similar to rag-weave clothing. SAKIORI is a weaving invented by the ancestors full of wisdom of life. Yoko Tamura is a traditional Sakiori weaver in Japan, considered a “national treasure.”
April 27, 2020
EWG Study Group Presentation
May 25, 2020
June 22, 2020
EWG Annual Picnic
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