Nancy Olson, current president of the Tacoma Weavers Guild and expert on basketry of the northwest coastal traditions, led a workshop in cedar bark basketry in the Haida tradition. Materials for the class included an astounding array of yellow and … Continue reading →
Winter, even a mild one, seems to send members to their looms. A very prolific month, with baskets, rugs, bands, knitting, baby blankets, runners and scarves, along with beaded pins, needle books, acquired woven objects, and a home-made-from-plans Swedish band … Continue reading →
Plan to join us for the 2nd Annual Western Pleasure Basket Retreat, in
Sandpoint, ID at Idaho’s famous Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.
Come join us for four days and three nights of weaving away the hours at a working ranch nestled in the mountains of north Idaho.
We currently have one space available in WPBR-I (April 30-May 3) and three spaces available in WPBR-II (May 7-10)
Check out the selection of class offerings on line at:
The Olympia Weavers Guild offers a number of supportive scholarship opportunities for short term or long term learning directions. With the upcoming guild workshops scheduled, you may want to consider applying for one of the Educational Grants for up to $300 to be used in specific study situations.
There is also an Enrichment grant of $500 – $1000 intent on supporting an individual members intensive study. The applicant for this grant develops an outline of the work to be pursued which is evaluated by an outside resource member of our fiber arts community. The deadline for submitting this application is April 1st.
The application forms are on this website and help is available to go through the process. Contact Lana Schneider for more information.
SPSCC ‘s Fourth Annual exhibition showcases the works of well-known artists and novices alike, all in a postcard size format now through February 20th at the Minneart Art Center on campus 2011 Mottman Road SW. The gallery is open noon – 4pm Mondays thru Fridays (except holidays). There is no cost and the creative inspirations seem abounding.
I went to the Burke Museum in Seattle to see the Here and Now exhibit http://www.burkemuseum.org/hereandnow . Its focus is on how today’s artists learn from past generations. For Native people there often are gaps in knowledge being pass down so they rely on photos or deconstructing weaving to learn how it was done. It was quite inspiring to see how they brought to life the past into today’s issues. I thought of what we have learned in the Legends programs and the possibilities with using the ANWG grant for mentoring. We are fortunate to have so many around us in the guild who are willing to share.