Olds College is now offering the Level 1 course of the Master Weaver Program as an Off Campus course, in Tenino, Washington (about 15 miles south off Olympia). Olds College, based near Calgary, Alberta, is one of the few colleges in North America offering textile classes: master weaving classes and master spinning classes among them.
The course is 5 days of face to face workshops and 125-175 hours of independent study on homework assignments. Completion of this year long study allows one to progress to Levels 2, and subsequently, Levels 3 and 4.
Dates are 4/30/2018 – 5/4/2018.
Tuition for Level 1 Off campus is $850 Canadian, approximately $690 US.
For more details, see https://www.oldscollege.ca/programs/continuing-education/fibre-arts/master-weaver-certificate/index.html
REGISTER at https://oldscollegece.augusoft.net/
CONTACT Carrie Seachord of the Olympia Weavers Guild for more information.
The 2017 PNW Yarn Crawl is from May 4 through May 7.
Daily Drawings, Free Patterns, All Shop Mystery Pattern, & More.
Full details at http://www.pnwyarncrawl.com/
PNW Yarn Crawl 2017, May 4-7
CALL FOR ENTRY
2 More Days to Enter HGA’s Small Expressions Exhibit
HGA’s Annual Exhibit of Small Scale Works
Exhibit: May 26 – July 29, 2017, to be held at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, USA.
Deadline: February 10, 2017
Small Expressions is an annual, international, juried exhibit sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) to showcase contemporary small scale works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices. Juried by Mary Ruth Smith, a Professor at Art at Baylor University, the exhibit will be heldMay 26 – July 29, 2017 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas, USA.
Entry fees are $32 for HGA Members (Join Now) and $47 for Non-Members. Students attending an accredited educational institution may enter with no fee.
Autumn seems to be Fiber Festival season in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, there seems to be something every weekend, within just a few hours (or a bit longer) drive.
Check out all these great excuses to get out and enjoy yarn and weaving and sheep and your fellow knitters and spinners and weavers! (All dates are for 2016 year.)
Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival – September 24-25 in Canby OR
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival – October 1-2 in Sequim WA
Trailing of the Sheep Festival – October 5-9 in Sun Valley ID
Schafer Meadows Fiber Arts Festival – October 7-9 in Elma WA
Fiber Fusion Northwest – October 15-16 in Monroe WA
Socktoberfest 2016 – October 21-23 at six locations around the Puget Sound
FiberMania – October 22-23 in Grants Pass OR
Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival – October 28-30 in The Dalles OR
This should keep you occupied until the Holiday season starts!
Indigo dyed Yoruba cloth & ritual costume. Part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World”
I spent part of the afternoon at the Seattle Asian Art Museum and I will be returning to spend much more time with the stunning exhibit “Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World“.
This exhibit has something for everyone to enjoy, including a room with 3 MASSIVE 17th century tapestries from Flanders, and associated items, including a 19th Century American overshot coverlet in the Lee’s Surrender pattern.
19th century American woven coverlet in Lee’s Surrender pattern. Part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World”
Other rooms in the exhibit are filled with 18th century kimonos, contemporary artworks, African and Southeast Asian and Indian and American traditional garments. I am sure I missed much.
Indigo dyed kimonos, part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World”
Really, there is so much in this show for anyone with an interest in textiles and history, I cannot recommend it highly enough. And there are two other exhibits currently on display which also deserve more than the cursory view, I gave to them!
Silk kimono, part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Gold: Japanese Art From the Collection:
Mood Indigo will be on display through October. If you do go, I also recommend you plan a bit of time to enjoy the Conservatory and Volunteer park, where the museum is located.
APR 4–MAY 6, 2016
The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts
South Puget Sound Community College
The ethereal hanging installations of Amanda McCavour employ the material of thread as metaphor for memory and how we remember the spaces we call home.
Opening reception: Mon, Apr 4, 6-8 pm
Artist Amanda McCavour will also be leading a workshop at Arbutus Folk School on Sunday, April 4th.
Apr 4–May 6, 2016
June 4th and 5th from 9 am until 4 pm
June 18th from 9 am until 12.30 pm
June 25th from 9 am until 4 pm
The guild offers to guild members a Beginning Weavers Course. One of our guild members teaches the course, which comprises 3 and one half days of class over a three week period. This leaves time for weaving between classes.
The cost is $125. If one doesn’t have a table loom or any of the other small equipment items needed for the class, these can be rented from the guild. Classes are scheduled when we have 3 or 4 people interested in taking the class, which generally works out to 2 or 3 times a year. Participants will learn how to warp a loom, weave 2 projects and learn how to plan projects, selecting appropriate patterns and yarns.
If interested in joining the guild and taking the course, please contact the guild website.
“Madrona Fiber Arts was started by fiber enthusiasts who wanted to bring great teachers to the Pacific Northwest. We love the camaraderie, creative energy, and the sharing that is generated among students and teachers by combining incomparable teaching, small classes and informal settings.”
Retreat, Classes, Clinics, Demonstrations and more
The Yarn & Fiber Marketplace is Free and Open to the Public
2016 DATES AND TIMES:
Thursday, February 11th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, February 12th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 13th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 14th 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
PLACE: IN THE PAVILION AT THE HOTEL MURANO at 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Washington. From the hotel lobby take the stairs or elevator to the 4th floor and go out the large double doors, across a small courtyard, and into the Pavilion. Follow the signs!
Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound (TAPS) invites artists to submit their tapestries to PACIFIC TIME ZONE. Pacific Time Zone will hang at The Arts Center in Corvallis, OR (theartscenter.net) from August 18 – September 20, 2016.
Details at http://tapestryartists.org/pacific-time-zone/
Personal recommendation: If you have some time to spare while dodging raindrops this weekend, definitely stop in to the 10th Fiber Festival from the Schafer Meadows Fiber Arts Guild. This year it is in Elma at the fairgrounds, in the main Exhibit Hall.
Inside the Exhibit Hall at Elma Fairgrounds
Demonstration of Alpaca fiber processing.
Merino/Alpaca yarn from one of the vendors.
Besides all the lovely yarns and rovings, you will also get to see some familiar faces doing demonstrations, such as Jean showing how alpaca is processed.