February 13, 2019 | "The Travels of a Wool-a-byte" with Judy Fox

Guild Meeting

9:30 a.m., First Baptist Church

Judy Fox

Subtitle  "We stop for all sheep, goats, yarn shops and interesting fiber places". I have be on three trips with Loom Dancers. My plan would be to put together a photo collage along with a narrative about the countries and their relationship to fiber and fiber arts. One of the highlights in Scotland was a to visit the historical textile collection in a folk art museum with textiles dating back to the early 1700's along with other things you might expect to see and visit.  (travels to Scotland, Norway and  Iceland and Wales). I probably should explain that a " Wool-a byte" is the name the leader of Loom Dancer developed on the trip to Scotland.                      

February 18, 2019 | Fun Fiber Video

Guild Evening Meeting

6:30-8:30 p.m., Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

As in the past few years, we'll be sharing a video this month, just in case the weather prevents us from gathering.  More details to come.

March 13, 2019 | "Textile Treasures and Their Care, Display and Enjoyment" with Regina Lewis-Middleton

Guild Meeting

9:30 a.m., First Baptist Church

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Explore the wonderful world of weaving and textiles, through the eyes of a Textile Conservator & Expert! Join us, as we celebrate and learn how to store or display some of our historical and cherished artifacts. The presentation will be followed by a discussion time, where Guild members will be able to ask about some of our own special textiles. Regina may help us to bring out those stored & hidden fabrics, allowing us to “hang out with our own textiles”.

 

Regina, textile conservator, is currently the Director of the John D. Barrow Art Gallery, in Skaneateles New York. She joined West Lake Conservators, in 1994, as a technician on a large textile project and stayed on to develop a variety of textile conservation and framing skills, through the spring of 2018. Besides textile treatments, she also assisted the painting and paper conservation clients with frame selections. Her formal training was in fine arts and textile design, graduating from Dean Jr. College and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She has a keen interest in a wide variety of fiber related arts and crafts.  She enjoys presenting textile conservation talks to a variety of historical societies, antique clubs and fiber guilds. She continues to educate herself through workshops, conferences and classes.

                  

March 18, 2019 | "Explore the Fibers of Lithuania" with Marcia Weinert

Guild Evening Meeting

6:30-8:30 p.m., Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Travel to central Europe without leaving the comforts of East Rochesters! Join Marcia Weinert as she presents her recent fiber experiences in Lithuania.

April 10, 2019 | "Painting Warps on Two Continents" with Sarah Saulson

Guild Meeting

9:30 a.m., First Baptist Church

Sarah Saulson

In this presentation Sarah will examine the beauty and design potentials of painting warps on loom, as she focuses on her own work with the technique over many years.  We’ll also have an opportunity to see traditional Mayan handweavers learn the same technique using back-strap looms, with stunning results.

 

Sarah Saulson has been weaving since childhood.  A long-time member of the Weavers Guild of Rochester, Sarah lives in Syracuse.  She teaches textiles at Syracuse University and at guilds and conferences across the United States and abroad.  In her current studio practice, Sarah focuses on designing and weaving custom heirloom-quality Jewish prayer shawls for private clients. 

 

April 10, 2019 | Understanding Sett with Sarah Saulson

Guild Workshop

1:00-3:00 p.m., First Baptist Church

Sett (or EPI) is foundational to weaving good cloth.  In this workshop we will examine how fiber content, woven structure and function all influence the best sett for a project.  We will also learn how to use multiple-end denting in a variety to sizes of reeds to obtain a wide variety of setts.   

 

April 15, 2019 | HGA Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing with Mary Ann Proia

Guild Evening Meeting

6:30-8:30 p.m., Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Mary Ann will share what she learned in the process of earning the Handweavers Guild of America's demanding certificate.

May 8, 2019 | "The Devil is in the Details" with Robyn Spady

Guild Meeting

9:30 a.m., First Baptist Church

Robyn Spady

Would you like to find ways to make your fiber art projects more intriguing,  see different ways to incorporate fiber into other projects, or look for simple ways to improve your projects and set yourself apart as a fiber artist?  Sometimes the most understated detail or accent can make the difference between something ordinary and something extraordinary.  In this lecture, participants will be presented with a variety of fiber techniques for adding a little detail to create exceptional results.

                       

Robyn Spady learned to weave over 45 years ago and completed HGA's COE-W in 2004 with the specialized study Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth.  She is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something new and exciting.  She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four-shaft weaves, uncommon and advanced weave structures, narrow warp weaves, and the many forms of passementerie.  Robyn is also the editor of the weaving magazine Heddlecraft.

 

 

May 8-10, 2019 | "A Parallel Threading is the Weaver's Playground" with Robyn Spady

Guild Workshop

Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 9:00am-4:00 p.m., First Baptist Church

A parallel threading can provide a weaver with a multitude of options and patterns–from echo weaves and corkscrew twills to turned taqueté and network-drafted twills. Add on top of that weft variations in color and texture and a weaver will find themselves in a playground of possibilities. Workshop participants will pre-warp their loom from a selection of threadings and during the workshop enter into a journey of discovery and exploration of how to transform a parallel threading into a myriad of patterns. The workshop is a combination of presentation/discussion, weaving, and hands-on exercises. Emphasis will be on understanding the design and drafting processes to empower workshop participants to create their own patterns. (Note: This is not a round-robin style workshop. Participants will weave on their own loom.) Four-shafts minimum. Eight-shafts highly recommended. 

May 13, 2019 | Potluck at Bolcko Fiber Barn

Guild Evening Meeting

6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Coming Up 2018-2019 

 

June 12, 2019 | Annual Picnic

June 17, 2019 | "Journaling for Inspiration"