Olympia Weavers Guild display at the Timberland Regional Library, downtown Olympia branch, during November 2014.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the displays at the libraries, please pop in. The display group did a lovely job!
There is a display at both the Olympia Downtown branch and the Tumwater branch of the Timberland Regional Library. The displays will be up through the end of November. After that, some of the items will be available at the Guild’s annual Show & Sale in December.
The 2017 Northwest Weavers Conference sponsored by ANWG will be held in Victoria B.C. on the grounds of the University of Victoria. The dates for the pre conference workshops are June 28th to June 30th. The conference is July 1st and July 2nd.
The Theme “Treadle Lightly ” represents a concern for the environment and having a smaller footprint on the earth.
More information at http://www.anwgconference2017.com/
The Olympia Weavers Guild was invited to demonstrate weaving and related textile skills during Nordic Heritage Day at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Lacey, WA. The demonstration included tapestry, inkle and tablet weaving looms, books and discussion of historical production and uses of textiles. There was also an ongoing demonstration of drop-spinning prepared flax fiber into linen yarn, complete with a distaff tucked into a belt.
Here is a video prepared by the organizers, showing all of the different displays and demonstrations during the day.
Deadline: September 9, 2014
Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival
Museum & Arts Center
October 1, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols is a juried fiber arts exhibition revealing meaningful themes, designs, and relationships through fiber, fabric, and fashions with creative consideration that reflects and sometimes repeats imaginative motives, motifs, lines, and serendipity.
Eligibility requirements, entry forms, and more information available at
Information for the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is available at http://fiberartsfestival.org/
An exciting opportunity for anyone interested in natural dying and indigo. Lectures and workshops with Michel Garcia, founder of Couleur Garance and the Botanical Garden of Dye Plants in Lauris, Provence.
“The University of Washington School of Art in Collaboration with the Surface Design Association of Washington State and Earthues Natural Dye Company Seattle, WA are thrilled to present two workshops and an evening lecture with Michel Garcia!”
The Arbutus Folk School will host an open house grand opening on Saturday, October 19th from 3-9 pm at its new 3,800 square foot campus across from Olympia City Hall. The school features a woodshop, ceramics studio, space for a wide variety of workshops and performances, a crafter’s gallery and supply store. The school is a venue for Northwest folk crafters and artisans to share their skill through workshops and events.
Full details are available at http://www.arbutusfolkschool.org/ (link)
Venue address: 600 4th Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501 (link)
Harvest of Quilts 2013 Quilt Show
Over 300 quilts
Vendors, Gourmet Lunch, Bed Turning
Quilt Appraiser Beverly Dunivent
Washington Land Yacht Harbor
9101 Steilacoom Road S.E.
Olympia, WA 98513
Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Admission $5; Under 12 free
At the new Hands On Children’s Museum:
World-renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty will weave an amazing two-story stick sculpture for our new Outdoor Discovery Center. From August 1-16, he will bend nature into art to create a giant, walk-through structure. For more info about his work, which includes sculptures in California, Hawaii, Australia, and France, visit www.stickwork.net.
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.
Here is the letter.