Programs and Workshops

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

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Renate Maile-Moscowitz

Maile-Moskowitz was born, raised, and trained in Germany in just about every textile tradition available, including felt making, silk and sericulture production, plant dyeing, lace, and papermaking. These traditions became a research and teaching pursuit of hers at a very young age and when a Fulbright Scholarship in Dance brought her to the USA in 1979 and 1980, many new venues opened for her to apply her experiences and interests in new textile and costume fields – including her long-term work with the Washington National Opera. She holds an MFA in costume design and a BFA in dance, both from the University of Maryland.

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

Guild Half Day Workshop

1-4pm, First Baptist Church

Renate Work

Using wool, embellishments, and felting materials provided by the instructor, this workshop will teach you how to make beautiful jewelry and decorative pieces using traditional felting techniques. Beginners to experienced felters are welcome.

April 13, 2020 | Yoga for Fiber Artists with Janniese Dougherty CANCELLED 

Guild Evening Meeting

6:30pm, Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Certified Yoga Instructor Janniese Dougherty will show us exercises to keep us in shape for weaving, knitting, felting, and creating with fiber.

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

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

David Johnson

David Johnson produces pictorial tapestry and representational work as well as pattern oriented work -- as demonstrated in his Echo Series of tapestry woven carpets. His pictorial works often address social, political, and spiritual themes. David says he views his art as a form of visual communication carrying a message in a way that transcends language. He writes, “I choose to tell my story in tapestry because of the linear nature of the process. There is a beginning, middle, and end as I travel down the length of my warp. I evolve as an artist.” He is president of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder, CO.

May 13-15, 2020 | “Painting with Soumak Tapestry”, with David Johnson CANCELLED

Guild Workshop

First Baptist Church

Johnson Work

In this workshop, students will learn to weave with soumak knots to create a tapestry that has painterly qualities. Inherent in soumak is the ability to weave in an eccentric way allowing one to break away from the rigid 90-degree orientation of warp to weft. By weaving eccentrically we create hills and valleys as we weave down the length of the warp. Variations in the technique will be explored as the weaving progresses.

May 18, 2020 | Kumihimo with Jan Hewitt Towsley CANCELLED

Guild Evening Meeting

6:30pm, Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Our own Jan will introduce us the braiding technique of kumihomo.


Coming Up 2019-2020


 June 10, 2019 | Annual Picnic

 June 15, 2019 | Evening Picnic