Monthly Guild Programs 2020 - 2021


September 2020
There will not be a monthly guild meeting this month.  Please enjoy these online resources at your leisure at home.

Daryl Lancaster, well known for her expertise in handmade garments from hand woven cloth, describes her creative history. this presentation was a par of the Visual Artist Lecture Series from Peters Valley School of Craft.

Linda Hendrickson shares her videos on ply-split braiding on You Tube.  Linda was scheduled to present our monthly guild program May 2020.


Weaving on Simple Looms in South America

October 26, 2020

Guild Business Meeting 10 AM - 11 AM

Program 11 AM - 12 PM

Laverne Waddington presents a show of images and videos called Weaving on Simple Looms in South America in which she talks about the four basic types of looms she encountered in her travels in South America.  She talks about the people who use them and the cloth they produce and tell stories about her experiences learning to use them with her indigenous teachers. She focuses on her love, the basic, but at the same time surprisingly complex, backstrap loom.  By the end of her presentation, viewers will have a very good idea about how the backstrap loom operates and why she has chosen it over the other looms she has studied.

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Paint Two, Beam One: Maximizing Color in Your Weaving

November 23, 2020  

Guild Business Meeting 10 AM - 11 AM

Program 11 AM - 12 PM

Denise Kovnat's presentation, accompanied by garments and samples, presents techniques for painting two warps and weaving them as one on your loom.  You'll learn how extended parallel threadings can optimize the use of color in your weaving.


December 2020

No Meeting.  Happy Holidays


Mathematical Design: Geometry in Textiles

January 25, 2021  

Guild Business Meeting 10 AM - 11 AM

Program 11 AM - 12 PM

Jennifer Moore discusses examples of the Golden Proportion, the Fibonacci Series, symmetry movements, tessellations, and fractals as they have been used throughout history, various cultures, and particularly in contemporary fiber art.


Combining Warps and Structures for Wow! Yardage

February 22, 2021  

Guild Business Meeting 10 AM - 11 AM

Program 11 AM - 12 PM

Daryl Lancaster discusses some basics on weaving yardage, what to weave, and how to sett it.  Learn how to know what is on the cone or skein, and see how far it will go.  With 8 shafts you can magically combine structures and different yarns and create some inspiring and truly unique fabrics.

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Great Weave Structures for Color and Texture using Novelty Yarns

March 22, 2021  

Guild Business Meeting 10 AM - 11 AM

Program 11 AM - 12 PM


Robyn Spady knows how easy it is to walk into most yarn shops and become fascinated with stunning novelty yarns.  But if you're a weaver, it can be a challenge to figure out how to incorporate them into weaving projects in order to showcase the yarns without breaking the bank.  In this program, Robyn will review a variety of weave structures that will add new dimensions to your weaving and let you take advantage of fun and exciting yarns.


The Fundamentals of Natural Dyeing

April 26, 2021  

Guild Business Meeting 10 AM - 11 AM

Program 11 AM - 12 PM

Marilyn Robert introduces the fundamentals of natural dyeing. If you have been curious about natural dyes and the dyeing techniques, this program should satisfy and pique your curiosity. There are so many beautiful and exciting dyes available to us from our environment, and it is rewarding to be able to avoid harmful chemical processes in our textile work. Those of you who are experienced natural dyers may learn something new in this program as well. Marilyn Robert has been teaching about natural dyes over the past twenty years.


Design Deliberations

May 24, 2021  

Guild Business Meeting 10 AM - 11 AM

Program 11 AM - 12 PM

Lynn Smetko, talented weaver from Dallas, Texas, will explore some different approaches to weave design.  Do you have trouble deciding what or how to design for weaving? Are there too many choices or not enough? Are you stuck in a rut with designing? Sometimes the best ideas come from studying the work of others and pretty pictures for inspiration. Lynn will guide us on this fun journey.

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