Many thanks to the crew that set up the guild booth in Victoria at ANWG 2017, to Erica, who got these excellent photos before the crowds filled the show, and to those guild members who contributed their work to the … Continue reading →
Treadle Lightly all over the campus of the University of Victoria I did on my first NW Weavers Conference. http://www.anwgconference2017.com (see their blog for pictures)
I was so impressed with all the volunteer work that went in to hosting the conference and the delightful events that were planned. I have a lot of opportunities to expand on this year integrating the information I learned.
The guild booths had great imagination and creativity. Each represented the theme and their community with humor and a variety of techniques to tell their story. The Olympia Weavers Guild won 1st place in Best of Construction ( construction of each of the pieces shown). Thank you to all who contributed to the booth from design, construction and assembly and distribution. I have rocks rolling around in the back of the car waiting from their return to their creator.
All the shows (Fashion, Juried and Individual) inspired me with their design to the application of techniques. They really showed the diversity of the fiber arts and their utility in our lives. The keynote speaker from Maiwa, https://maiwa.com, express the need to believe in a Slow Textile Movement to support community and preservation of the art and craft of textiles.
We received clarification from Canvas Works in Olympia:
“It has been brought to our attention that an announcement was made at today’s guild meeting that Canvas Works was closing. I can assure you that this is not correct as Canvas Works is not closing and will continue business as usual. It would be appreciated if this information could be passed on to your membership. Thank you,
— Nancy Graybeal”
One of our members may have confused the Seattle Weaving Works closing announcement with the long-established downtown yarn shop in Olympia.
In February Teresa Sullivan did a presentation on art and her bead work. Some of the items she showed us she is teaching at Shipwreck one of the guilds advertisers. A couple of weeks ago a few of us took her class on making pods. She has good instructions and was very helpful in keeping us on track in learning the techniques of 3 dimensional beading. The variations on increasing and decreasing promises many different looks. June 13th she is teaching the Zig Zag bead which makes an interesting component and could complement braid work. For more information on the class see: http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/catalog/Classes/Beading-Classes//orderBy/sku/itemsPerPage/20/page/1/item/6CS0617-ZZ
Volunteers needed for 4×4 at State Fair to have fun demonstrating your fiber arts and crafts
When September 4th
Volunteers will be given a free parking pass and one free ticket to the fair. A bonus for our fun time will be the OWG gets income.
Needed are 4 people each for a 4 hour shift, Morning, Midday or Night . You can work on a fiber project of your choice. Bringing items hang for a display are welcome too.
Please let Gail Trotter know which shift you would like to volunteer for and she will get back to you about exact times.
Please note the following Friday will be the guilds turn at Sheep to Shawl and volunteers will be needed for that too.