Programs and Workshops

January 13, 2020 | “Pin Loom Weaving” with Peg Cherre and Susan Aiello

Guild Evening Meeting

6:30pm, Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Tiny loom weaving will be demonstrated by Peg and Susan with the hope everyone can try it with either a loom brought or borrowed from the Center.  Yarn will be provived.  Yet, another example of portable projects.


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

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Daina Taimina

Decades ago, Cornell University mathematics professor Diana Taimina created a model of hyperbolic planes, allowing students to explore the properties of this unique geometry, by using crochet. In 1997 Cornell University mathematician Daina Taimina created a physical model of hyperbolic space that allows us to explore the properties of this unique geometry. The method she used was crochet. Since then, she has participated in shows in the U.S., the U.K., Latvia, Italy, Belgium, and Ireland. Her work is in private collections, academic settings, and at the Smithsonian, the Cooper-Hewitt, the National Design Museum and the Institut Henri Poincaré. Learn more about her work, which represents the junction of science and art.

Daina Taimina's work

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

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Mary Ann Proia

In 2018, Guild member Mary Ann Proia received the Certificated of Excellence in Dyeing from the Handweavers Guild of America – one of only six people and the first in a decade to receive this award. A fine-arts graduate of Nazareth College, she discovered weaving and dyeing in college and has been at it ever since. She has studied with Susan Rowley, Michele Wipplinger, and Kathy Hattori. She is a teacher at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center and has shown her work in Seattle, Las Vegas, Colorado and Italy.

Just the Ticket Auction

will follow the program.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.


Coming Up 2019-2020


 June 10, 2019 | Annual Picnic