Programs & Workshops

 

November 8, 2017 | "Discovering Honeycomb” with Barbara Wainright

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Pittsford

Wainright Honeycomb



Barb Wainright is an instructor in our Weaving & Fiber Arts Center and a prolific artist. Her current areas of focus are the honeycomb structure and drawloom work. Join us to see what it takes to produce circles, hexagons and other patterns in your handwoven projects.

Barb Wainright's honeycomb dress

 

November 8-10, 2017 | "Re-Imagining Honeycomb” with Barbara Wainright

Guild Workshop

9:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Pittsford

Barb's work

In this workshop, learn about the effects of threading, yarn, sett, and beat in developing honeycomb texture.  The workshop will be set up with four round robin looms, so that each participant will weave four samples.

 

November 13, 2017 | More with Roving! with Deb Bolcko

Guild Evening Meeting

7-9 p.m., Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

A couple of years ago, Deb Bolcko introduced us to the craft of felting by having us wet felt a bar of soap. She’s coming back to help us learn more about felting techniques that can lead to the creation of jewelry, critters and more.

 

December 18, 2017 | Holiday Cheer with Friends

Guild Evening Meeting

7-9 p.m., Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Beaded Inkle Weave

OK. It’ll be a week before Christmas and you’ll have a million things to do! Why not come to work on those last minute gifts or do some creative wrapping with friends, all the while sharing some holiday cheer?

 

January 10, 2018 | Flax to Linen” with Wendy Caffee 

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Pittsford

Wendy Caffee

Spinner, knitter, tatter, weaver… As a child, Wendy kept busy with any crafts that were available. Learning in Girl Scouts how to knit and embroider, she taught herself how to tat in 7th grade and acquired a rigid-heddle loom as a teen. She picked up knitting again as an adult in the late 1980s and started spinning in 1992. She explored bobbin lace, weaving, dyeing, felting, Battenberg lace and other techniques to satisfy the need to create.

Wendy received a BFA from SUNY Buffalo and worked in the sign industry for more than 20 years. Currently, she works as a teaching assistant at the high school level while trying to find time for the many activities that she enjoys. Her interest in flax began many years ago while assisting with demonstrations at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. Now, she demonstrates the process at least a few times per year, growing a small amount of flax as needed. She can usually be seen with her companion, a Great Pyrenees dog named Nikko.

Wendy Caffee Linen

  

January 15, 2018 | A Weaverly Path, The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden

Guild Evening Meeting

7-9 p.m., Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Silvia Heyden tapestry

Together we will view the documentary film  by Kenny Dalsheimer, A Weaverly Path, The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden.  She was a Swiss weaver of more than 800 tapestries.  To the left is "Orange Tap Perfect 4".

Coming Up 2017-2018

 

Guild Monthly Meeting: “Unearthing the World of Fibers” with Linda Cortwright

February 14, 2018, 9:30am: First Baptist Church, Pittsford

Guild Evening Meeting: "Threads"

February 19, 2018, 7-9pm: Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Guild Monthly Meeting: “The Jacquard Loom” with Nancy Smothergill

March 14, 2018, 9:30am: First Baptist Church, Pittsford

Guild Evening Meeting: Portable Tapestry with Heather Olson

March 19, 2018, 7-9pm: Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Guild Monthly Meeting: “Nordic Journeys” with Becky Ashenden of Vav Stuga

April 11, 2018, 9:30am: First Baptist Church, Pittsford

Guild Evening Meeting: TBA

April 16, 2018, 7-9pm: Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Guild Monthly Meeting: “Pebble Weave on a Backstrap Loom” with Laverne Waddington

May 9, 2018, 9:30am: First Baptist Church, Pittsford

Guild Workshop: “Pebble Weave on a Backstrap Loom” with Laverne Waddington

May 9, 2018 1–4pm and May 10–11 9–4pm: First Baptist Church, Pittsford

Guild Evening Meeting: TBA

May 14, 2018, 7-9pm: Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Guild Potluck Picnic and Tailgate Sale

June 13, 2018, 10am: Buckland Lodge, Brighton Town Park

Guild Evening Meeting: Market and Sell Your Work Discussion

June 18, 2018, 7-9pm: Weaving and Fiber Arts Center