The President of the Board of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles just released a letter that they are in dire financial straits, and are trying to raise money, or will be forced to close the doors.
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A gallery of images from the members showcase: basketry, dyeing, weaving, knitted bag, woven shibori purses, “found” hand-woven objects from thrift stores, and other finds, such as a napkin from the Nobel presentation with Alfred’s image woven in…
The newly-augmented program committee is seeking input from members on what programs you would like to see in the coming years. Please download one of the forms below, fill it in, and bring it to the meeting on Friday, March 15, 2013, email electronic versions to email@example.com, or comment to this post (the survey content is below the download section).
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Content: (address comments to these items)
Please indicate your interest in program topics, preferences for artists and subjects, or write in your own. Be as specific as needed, e.g., “Compare weaving software; training on specific software; Weaving with… (silk, linen, wool, synthetics, sock yarn, etc)”
- Guild Members
- Local Artists
- Regional Artists
- National Artists
- Design Software:
- Weave structures:
- Braids and Bands:
- Loom type comparison:
- Off-loom techniques:
- Finishing Techniques:
- Weaving with specialty fibers:
Weaving workshops being offered by our February speakers
“A TRANSFER OF ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE” \
HUMMINGBIRD STANDS WEAVING WORKSHOP SATURDAY APRIL 13TH
By popular request, we are convening 3 basket weaving classes all held on the same day, April 13th All are Alaska Native style weaving technologies, and once you learn this, you can weave many styles. FUN!
What type of weaving, who should attend?
1. Beginning Cedar Bark – Anyone interested in cedar bark from prepping the wild bark to making a basket.Cedar bark weaving is common to NW Coastal tribes from Northern California to the Arctic Circle in Alaska
2. Beginning Aleut – Anyone interested in an exotic and precise weaving technology. Some old Aleut weavings have over 500 stitches per square inch. This weaving style is an excellent foundation for many other weaving traditions. We learn to weave with imported waxed Irish linen, a contemporary material.
3. Advanced Aleut – For Hummingbird Stands Weavers, and others, who have already completed our previous Aleut Weaving class. We have held Aleut weaving classes since 2009. This year’s advanced class will use wild, cured beach grass in the Aleut tradition.
When and Where?
All classes are held at the same time, April 13, 2013, noon to 4 PM at the Hummingbird Stands Lodge
Who Who are the Teachers?
Cedar Bark Weaving – Paulette Frisina Beginning Aleut Weaving – Leah Weatherford Advanced Aleut Weaving – Louie Thadei
Cost of the Classes?
As usual, it’s by donation. You will be asked to purchase weaving materials at the class which is $20.00 for the most basic materials.
Decide which class you want to take. You can take only one, this time. If you are a beginner, take Class 1 or 2. If you already know Aleut Weaving, take Class 3.
DEADLINE to Register.
By April 1st (at the very latest, contact Jan by e-mail or telephone *82 1 360 894-1874 or responding to this notice by e-mail Let her know which class you will attend (1, 2 or 3) and she will reserve a spot for you. After you are registered, she will send you a more detailed Information Sheet for your class. The Information Sheet will help you bring tools or materials you need to bring, or may want to acquire. The Information Sheet will also tell you about follow up sessions to deepen your weaving skill.The Information Sheet will also list on-line and brick/mortar stores for tools, materials you need.
The North Olympia Fire Station Crab Feed fundraiser is this weekend, Saturday, March 9. They are looking for items for the raffle and auction that accompanies the event. Donations can be dropped off at the station anytime before Saturday.