Tumwater Middle School Teacher Seeks Spinning Demonstration

[forwarded by Larye: anyone interested in helping please request contact info by email]
To whom it may concern,

My name is Tyler Haywood. I am an 8th grade Social Studies teacher at Tumwater Middle School. I am one of two teachers who run the Homesteader program, which educates students on the life and times of the early Puget Sound pioneers. As part of this, we teach them hands-on skills.

Over the next three weeks, I will be teaching the girls how to knit and spin wool into yarn. Unfortunately, I do not know how to use a spinning wheel or a drop spindle, and the people who usually help us are not available this year. I understand that this is extremely short notice, but would there be any members of your guild willing and able to volunteer their time in my class? It would just be for two to three days, from 8:00 to 8:50 in the morning.

If this is not possible (and once again, I understand that this is very short notice), would next year be a possibility?

Thank you for your consideration.

All best,

Tyler Haywood
[email info@olympiaweaversguild.org for contact info for Mr. Haywood]

Beach Grass Trip

Hi Bill

Can you share this with the Guild members who might be interested ? Lois Thadei, Olympia

Dear Olympia Weavers Guild Members:

OK, my Aleut basket weavers. It’s beach grass getting’ time again. Hooray. This is the traditional grasses I harvest every spring for weaving. You are invited to join me.

If you’ve been weaving with the waxed linen following our presentation last month for the Oly Weavers Guild you can join me. If you wish to continue your weaving using the traditional wild grasses, this is the last time I will be sharing a wild grass harvest session.

Hopefully you can make it.

How it Works:

Let me know if you are coming, so I can expect you. aleutwoman@comcast.net leave me your name, e-mail, phone including cell phone.

We meet at Trader Joe’s parking lot at the 2nd exit to left on Highway 101 just N of I-5 in Olympia, WA.

May 26, 2013 8 AM.

On the coast it will probably be blustery, blistering hot, colder than heck, sunny, rainy, foggy, wet raining, snowy, windy and, and, and …….. Wear layers, bring a scarf, weather resistant shoes/boots, gloves and such.

What to Bring:

· a couple gallon jugs for collecting sea water

· a sharp harvesting knife (I use a pareing knife and also brind a big old chef knife)

· an old bed sheet

· a few zip loc bags (who knows, might find something you want to take back)

· a pocket full of cordage or strings

· munchies, juice

· A damp washrag in a zip loc bag so you can freshen up

· Money so we can stop at a restaurant and eat a hearty lunch when we are done

· Sun block, bug spray, eye glasses as needed, cameras.

What we Harvest

We will be collecting an armload of Elymus Mollis, which appears to be having a GOOD YEAR. We will swing over to Bowerman Basin and also check on the 3 cornered sedge, cat tails and water iris. If it looks like we can harvest some big handsful we will. Also, canary reed grass is usually ready for a harvest at this time. We time the harvest to concide with the ripening of Salmonberries. But, given our hectic urban schedules, sometimes we are off by a week or two. We work with it.

Again, where we meet and how we Travel

We meet a 8 AM at the street edge of Trader Joe’s parking lot at Hwy 101 and Harrison/Cooper Point in Olympia. Once there, we will arrange any carpools that wish to form. We’ll be back before dark. Of course, if you take your own vehicle, you are in charge of your own time schedule. It’s about a 11 ½ hour drive to the harvest site not far from Westport, WA.

Fun

Lois “Louie” Chichinoff Thadei (Aleut-Sealaska)

MAILING Address Only: 120 State Ave. NE #1455 – Olympia, WA 98501

Phone: 360-539-5031

Cell: 360-259-4827

E-mail: aleutwoman@comcast.net

Web Site: www.aleutwoman.com/

Alaska Native Arts Foundation: http://www.alaskanativearts.org/shop-artist-individual?id=148

Aleut People Worldwide: http://wdict.net/word/Aleut+people

Washington State Arts Commission: http://www.arts.wa.gov/folk-arts/master-artists/thadei.shtml

Old Masters (NPR): http://www.flickr.com/photos/kuow/sets/72157622974889054/

My photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aleutwoman/

Coast Salish Art at the Burke

(forwarded via Tamie)
Hello!

 
Greetings from the Burke Museum! We would like to invite you to the Burke Museum to enjoy Coast Salish art activities at the Burke. Coast Salish artifacts not normally on display will be available for viewing and visitors can try their hand at a large weaving loom. There are also guided exhibit tours every Saturday at 1 pm. Coast Salish art activities are available Saturdays and Sundays in April, 11 am – 3 pm. Please pass on this information on to anyone who may be interested. More details can be found a the website:
 
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Salyna Sek

Public Relations and Marketing Assistant

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

University of Washington Box 353010

Seattle, WA  98195-3010

Tel: 206-616-7538 | Fax: 206-616-1274

Burkepr@uw.edu

www.burkemuseum.org

The Washington State Museum since 1899

 

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Yarn In A Bag — 2013

Gallery

This gallery contains 33 photos.

The Yarn-in-a-Bag challenge for 2013:  All participants contributed odds and ends of unwanted yarn, which were divided up into bags and redistributed.  The challenge was to create “something”–woven, felted, knitted, crocheted, braided, or knotted–from the yarns, which were mixed wool, … Continue reading

Administrativia for Contributors — How to use the WordPress Editor

Once you have registered to login and have been granted the privileges of Contributor, Author, or Editor, you will be able to access the adminstrative section (which WordPress calls the Dashboard) where you can explore the editor and practice composing posts, previewing them as they will appear “online” and, if you have author or editor status, publish them.  Editors can also create and modify web pages as well as blog posts.  The editor is a simplified word processor that is web-aware.  At the top of the edit box you will see some familiar icons that allow you to format text as bold, italic, bulleted or numbered lists, centered, etc.  An interesting one is the “Distraction-Free Editing Mode,” which gives you a full-screen page with no menu bars that looks like your article will appear on the web. Hovering the mouse pointer near the top of the screen will bring up a toolbar to get back to the “dashboard” editor display. “Show/Hide ‘Kitchen Sink'” will display more editing tools, including a “Paste from Word” so you can compose in your favorite word processor and select and paste into the blog editor later, preserving your formatting.

If you want special web effects (tables or additional HTML formatting, like changing type size or font), you can switch from Visual mode to Text mode through tabs at the top of the edit window and type text with HTML tags.  Or, you can save as draft and ask me to “fix” it for you.  If you copy from an email or other document and the result looks strange, you can use the “remove formatting” tool and reformat the content yourself. You can use the “Add Media” button to upload pictures or documents or insert existing media library objects. It may be easier to to insert these into text than to add them as you go, as the cursor won’t go past a picture if it is the last thing in a file (though there is a way to get around this feature, by going into ‘text’ mode, typing some characters after the picture block, then switching back to Visual). When finished, you can preview, save draft, or publish.  If you are just practicing, you can simply click away from the editor page and everything you have written will evaporate.

It is a good idea to “Save Draft” (button on upper right) often in case you lose your Internet connection or you inadvertently click away from the edit page (you can click to a different tab in your browser without losing the page, but don’t forget to come back and save before closing the browser).  Don’t forget to select Format and Categories on the right sidebar before publishing,  While you can update the post after publishing, remember that the original published version is the one that will be emailed to WordPress email subscribers.

Administrativia — Registering to contribute to web

I was pleased at the response at the Guild meeting today from members who want to contribute to the web project.  However, I see some confusion about what it means to be registered on the blog site.

On the Blog page, there are two places to register.  One is the “subscribe to blog via email” at the bottom of the right sidebar.  This is what gets you email notification of new posts, and is managed by WordPress.org–I have no record of who has registered, and this simply provides you with email notification only.  However, if you are a Guild member and want to eventually contribute to the web, you must also log in, which is in the “Meta” section above the “subscribe”.  When you click on “Login”, you will be directed to a page asking for your username and password, if you have one.  Below that block is a link to “Register”  If you haven’t previously registered, click on that, then enter your profile, including your full name in addition to your email address.

Since we are configured in “self-service” registration mode, we have a lot of non-guild subscribers, most of them spammers from China and Poland (who have no privileges that the non-subscribing public doesn’t have) some of whom have gmail or hotmail addresses, so the easiest way for me to see which email addresses belong to members is for you to include your name.  You can then send mail to info@olympiaweaversguild.org requesting elevation to “contributor,” “author,”  or “editor,” which will respectively allow you to write articles, publish your own articles, or edit and approve articles written by others and create or edit web pages.

Once you have been granted one of these privileges, you will be able to access the adminstrative section (which WordPress calls the Dashboard) where you can explore the editor and practice composing posts, previewing them as they will appear “online” and, if you have author or editor status, publish them.  Editors can also create and modify web pages as well as blog posts.  The editor is a simplified word processor that is web-aware.  At the top of the edit box you will see some familiar icons that allow you to format text as bold, italic, bulleted or numbered lists, centered, etc.  An interesting one is the “Distraction-Free Editing Mode,” which gives you a full-screen page with no menu bars that looks like your article will appear on the web. Hovering the mouse pointer near the top of the screen will bring up a toolbar to get back to the “dashboard” editor display. “Show/Hide ‘Kitchen Sink'” will display more editing tools, including a “Paste from Word” so you can compose in your favorite word processor and select and paste into the blog editor later, preserving your formatting.

If you want special web effects (like tables or additional HTML formatting), you can switch from Visual mode to Text mode through tabs at the top of the edit window.  Or, you can save as draft and ask me to “fix” it for you.  If you copy from an email or other document and the result looks strange, you can use the “remove formatting” tool and reformat the content yourself. You can use the “Add Media” button to upload pictures or documents or insert existing media library objects. It may be easier to to insert these into text than to add them as you go, as the cursor won’t go past a picture if it is the last thing in a file (though there is a way to get around this feature, by going into ‘text’ mode, typing some characters after the picture block, then switching back to Visual). When finished, you can preview, save draft, or publish.  Don’t forget to select Format and Categories on the right sidebar before publishing,

Seattle Weavers Guild: Sale at Francie Alcorn’s Studio April 12 & 13th.

[message from Robyn Spady, forwarded by Lana]

Francie Alcorn was a member of the Seattle Weavers Guild and one of its past presidents.  She passed away in November 2013.  Shortly before she passed away, she asked if we would coordinate the sale of the items in her amazing weaving studio on behalf of her family with the proceeds going to benefit the Seattle Weavers’ Guild.  Her weaving books have been donated to the Seattle Weavers’ Guild library and the items that will not be added to the guild library will be made available for sale at a later date.  The sale for the rest of her items is as follows:

Date:                     Friday, April 12th from 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 – 2:00 pm (come prior to the Saturday program)

Address:              1615 – 4th Ave., N. (This is in the Queen Anne neighborhood)

Seattle, WA  98109

Note:                    Enter through the open garage and go straight to the back into the studio.  You may wish to bring your own bag(s)

Currency:       Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted

Below is a preview of what is available:

Yarn

  •        Silk, wool, and linen – $10/lb
  •        Cotton, Tencel, rayon – $5/lb
  •        Synthetics and “mystery” yarn – $3/lb

Books

    •        Sewing, including pattern making, draping, etc.
    •        Knitting
    •        Quilting
    •        Lace making (a wide variety of techniques)
    •        Book making
    •        And more

AVL spool rack

Floor-to-ceiling wire racks with wire bins

Inkle looms

Quilting supplies

Dress form

Shuttles, pick-up sticks, lease sticks, temples

Drop spindles

Sewing supplies and patterns

Stencils

Fabric

And much more.  I hope to see you there!

Robyn Spady

robyn@spadystudios.com

(360) 204-6188

ANWG 2013 New Registration Options

[forwarded by Tamie]

2013 ANWG NW Weavers Conference
Workshops, Seminars, Marketplace and More!

June 17-23, 2013 — WWU, Bellingham, WA

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New Registration Options!!

 

One Day Registration

Want to come to the ANWG Conference for just one day?  Want to take one or two seminars, shop the Marketplace and check out the Galleries?  To see which classes are still available, go to http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com/seminars-workshops-status.html.  While many of the seminars are full, there are still many with openings.  Then go to the website’s home page, click on the Register Now button, and select one of four options:

Friday One Seminar
Friday Two Seminars
Saturday One Seminar
Saturday Two Seminars

The fee for One Seminar options is $85 and for Two Seminar options is $170 (this option also includes all-day classes).  If, after checking out the classes on the Classes Still Available screen, you change your mind about which option you want, exit out of the registration site before checking out and start over again, selecting a different option.

If you are coming on Saturday, you can also purchase a ticket to the Awards Dinner and Keynote Address for $45.00 on the Other Options screen.

Conference A La Carte Registration

If you don’t want to take any classes or seminars but still wish to stay on campus for the three days during the conference, shop the Marketplace, browse the galleries, and maybe attend the Fashion Show and or the Awards Dinner and Keynote Address, you can now select this registration type.  You can then select the Conference Only housing package (do NOT select any other package), and/or you can purchase tickets to the Fashion Show and/or the Awards Dinner and Keynote Address on the Other Options screen.

There is no flexibility as to the number of nights included; the Conference Only package includes dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday and three nights’ lodging.  You can either share a room or have a single room, both with shared bath.  The Marketplace and galleries are open to the public without charge.  Remember – no seminars or one-day classes are included.

You can also use this option to purchase Fashion Show or Awards Dinner and Keynote Address tickets.  And you can buy a parking permit for $31 (good for a week).  Parking permits are required to park on campus.  A daily pass can be purchased for $10 at the Parking Services Building on Bill MacDonald Parkway.

NOTE:  Please read the information on the conference web site about using the Registration Site.  That will make your life easier and result in less work for the Registrar – thank you!  Questions:  writehttp://registrar@anwg-conference-2013.com.

Juried Show Entry Date Extended…
Good News!  The entry form and payment deadline for the 2013 ANWG NW Weavers Conference Juried Show has been moved to April 15, 2013.  The Juried Show is an exhibit of your fiber art — entries may include weaving, felting, basketry, bobbin lace, knotting, braiding and plaiting.Our juror, Bhakti Ziek, intends to write some feedback for each of you on your entry, so this can be a learning experience as well as a chance to show all of us your work. Pictures can be emailed or sent with the entry form and fee. The entry form and additional information can be found on the conference website.
More about our Juror: 
 Bhakti Ziek is known internationally for work that has ranged from backstrap weaving to digital jacquard. Her extensive exhibition record includes work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City. She has lectured and taught workshops all over the United States as well as abroad. Her writings on contemporary fiber have been published in many journals, including American Craft, Surface Design Journal, and Fiberarts.She is the co-author, with Alice Schlein, of the book The Woven Pixel: Designing for Jacquard and Dobby Looms Using Photoshop. A former college professor, she currently lives in Randolph, Vermont where she offers tutorial teaching and does her own work. Ziek has a B.A. from SUNY at Stony Brook, NY; a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas; and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of ArtMaterials Lists Posted
If you have already registered for the conference, you will find the materials lists for your workshops, seminars and one-day classes on the website. If there is no materials list PDF, all you need to bring is materials to take notes. Click
here to visit out materials lists webpage.
Marketplace Mall…
Our 2013 Marketplace Mall is nearly full.  Click here to see some of the merchants who will be there.  We will be telling you more about our merchants in future newsletters.
Mark Your Calendar
April 1, 2013
Fashion Show Acceptance Announcement
April 15, 2013
Juried Show Entry Deadline
April 20, 2013
Final Date to Submit Goodie Bag Items
April 22, 2013
Open Show Entry Deadline
May 1, 2013
Final Date to Receive Fashion Show Garments
Juried Show Acceptance Announced
Open Show Acceptance Announced
June 17-23, 2013
2013 ANWG NW Weavers Conference!

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