September 11, 2019 | “Experimental Stitch: Structure, Image and Installation” with Amanda McCavour

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Amanda McCavour

Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who works with stitch to create large-scale embroidered installations. She holds a BFA from York University and has recently completed her MFA in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. McCavour shows her work in galleries nationally and internationally and has received awards and scholarships from the Ontario Crafts Council, the Handweavers Guild of America, the Ontario Crafts Council, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Surface Design Association and the Embroiderers Guild of America.

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September 16, 2019 | “Eco-friendly “upcycling” or “recycling” of fiber goods

Evening Monthly Meeting

6:30pm, Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

We will launch our year with ideas for eco-friendly “upcycling” or “recycling” of fiber goods. You might want to use some of these as you prepare for our Holiday Sale! We’ll also have a review of how to enter your products on in our annual sale. Join us in the back room and bring a friend!.

 

October 7, 2019 | “Color and Texture under the Microscope” with Joyce Robards

Evening Monthly Meeting

6:30pm, Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

(Note the change in date to accommodate those attending EGLFC!)

Is that brown sweater you have truly “brown” or is it a combination of unlikely colors? How about that pretty purple yarn you bought at the Hemlock Fiber Fest? Joyce Robards will teach us how to use a portable microscope to discover the hidden colors and textures of our yarn and fiber.  Join us in the back room and bring a friend!.

 

October 9, 2019 | “Sacred Mandalas and Dimensional Weaving” with Anastasia Azure

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Amanda McCavour

Azure handcrafts contemporary art exploring the elegance of geometry that provides a glimpse into our divine nature and place in the cosmos. By adapting an ancient textile technique, she weaves hand-dyed nylon and wire on a traditional floor loom. She completed her MFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She exhibits internationally and her artwork is collected by museums.


October 10, 2019 | “Woven Metal Jewelry” with Anastasia Azure

Guild Workshop

10:00am, First Baptist Church

Create beautiful jewelry by weaving with color wire and thin sheet-metal (copper, brass and aluminum). We will play with basic weave structures, color and shape. No experience necessary, as these techniques can be easily reproduced at home with a few hand tools. Participants will make earrings, a bead and pin, or a pendant in this 5-hour workshop.

 

November 13, 2019 | “Making the Paradigm Shift from Craft to Art” with Molly McLaughlin

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Amanda McCavour

Molly McLaughlin focuses on the use of dynamic color interplay and transforming the geometric and curvilinear forms found in nature into vibrant and beautiful designs. She lives on the New Hampshire sea coast, where the geometric patterns found in the rocks, driftwood, and water inspire her wall hangings, which are hand dyed and utilize inlay-weave techniques that allow for different layers of color to interact. Her many awards include Artist of the Year for 2019 from the Cambridge (MA) Art Association and Best in Show and Best Surface Design for the Complex Weavers exhibit at Convergence 2018 in Reno, NV.

November 13-15, 2019 | “Theo Moorman Technique: Painting with Fiber” with Molly McLaughlin

Guild Workshop

First Baptist Church

This workshop focuses on utilizing Theo Moorman’s inlay technique to explore different aspect of design principles of color and line. The class will weave geometric forms using the Moorman technique on dyed warps supplied by the instructor. Participants will look at color theory, the use of positive and negative space, and the concept of designing with the tent of creating a visual experience.

November 18, 2019 | “Make-n-take Pin Cushion” with Deb Bolcko

Evening Monthly Meeting

6:30pm, Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Deb Bolcko will teach us how to create Pennywool Rug Pin Cushions in this fun “make-n-take.” Join us in the back room and bring a friend!.

December 16, 2019 | “Quilled Cards” with Barb Snios

Evening Monthly Meeting

6:30pm, Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Last year’s Quilled cards proved so popular that Barb Snios has agreed to some back with new designs for us to try. We’ll also have a bit of a holiday social to celebrate the season. Join us in the back room and bring a friend!.

 

  

Coming Up 2019-2020

January 8, 2020 | “The Art of Kiltmaking” with  Barbara Tewksbury

February 12, 2020 | “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes” with Daina Taimina

March 11, 2020 |“The Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing: A Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Dyes” with  Mary Ann Proia 

April 8, 2020 | ”History of Wool and Felt,” with Renate Maile-Moscowitz

April 8-10, 2020 | “Felted Flowers and Beads” with Renate Maile-Moscowitz

May 13, 2020 | “My Evolution in Tapestry” with  David Johnson

May 13-15, 2020 | "Painting with Soumak Tapestry", with David Johnson

June 10, 2019 | Annual Picnic