November Meeting Information and Study Group Field Trip

From Nancy Allman:

CWG Monthly Meeting
November 15, 2018
Warrensville Branch of Cuyahoga Public Library,
4115 Northfield Rd. Warrensville Hts 44128 216-363-4180 (North Room)
Gifts from Bertie’s Boys – Victoria Johnson-Parratt will show textile treasures from around the world and the personal collection of Alberta Parkinson. You won’t want to miss this!

STUDY GROUP is taking a field trip and all members are invited to join us.
Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 am.  Meet us in the Atrium to view the Valois Tapestry exhibit.  Described below.
On view for the first time in North America, the recently restored Valois Tapestries, a unique set of 16th-century hangings, are unveiled in this exhibition. These fascinating and enigmatic tapestries were commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici, the indomitable queen mother of France, to celebrate the royal Valois dynasty against a backdrop of great political strife and social upheaval. Soon after their creation in Brussels, the eight room-sized hangings accompanied Catherine’s granddaughter, Christina of Lorraine, when the young princess traveled to the Medici court in Florence as the bride of Ferdinand I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Woven with wool, silk, and precious metal-wrapped threads, the tapestries are rich in both their materials and intricate subject matter. Life-sized, full-length portraits of the French king, princes, and princesses, situated prominently in the foreground, lock eyes with the viewer and present detailed scenes of court pageants and festivities. Juxtaposing the tapestries with paintings, drawings, and exquisite art objects of the period, Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries introduces the colorful and sometimes infamous characters associated with the hangings, and it explores the tapestries’ role as an artistic and political statement involving two of the most powerful European dynasties of the Renaissance—the Valois and the Medici—and their respective power bases in Paris and Florence. Among the most admired, ambitious, and costly artistic endeavors of their time, the Valois Tapestries embody the pageantry, splendor, and political intrigue of Renaissance Europe.

October minutes posted!

CWG Minutes 10.18.18

Minutes from September Guild Meeting Available here:

CWG Minutes 9.20.18

2018 Fall Newsletter

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Cuyahoga Weavers Guild meeting is Thursday, September 20

September 20, 2018

Warrensville Branch of Cuyahoga Public Library,

4115 Northfield Rd. Warrensville Hts  44128  216-363-4180 (North Room)

Our Favorite Fiber Things- As started last year, our September meeting consists of bringing up to three (3) fiber things to share that are your personal favorites, even if you didn’t create them. Bring something you purchased on your travels this summer or a family heirloom you wish to share. Of course, this is still show and tell and you can bring what you have been weaving this summer. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Congratulations to member Deb Silver

Our member Deb Silver has won First Place and Complex Weavers Award in the Complexity 2018 juried exhibition for Complex Weavers.This exhibition is in conjunction with their conference in Reno, Nevada.

The piece is called “Planning the Revolution”. Deb says, “It’s a total shocker because most of the work there is done on computer looms with MANY shafts.”

Surely that is no small feat.  So a big tip of the hat goes to Deb from all her CWG friends.

Click here to see “Planning the Revolution”.

https://cuyahogaweaversguild.com/deb-silver-award-winning-tapestrysmall/

CWG meeting and potluck is Thursday, June 21

 

The Annual potluck and last meeting of the year is Thursday, June 21.

Jessie Adler has graciously invited us to her home.

We will gather at 11:30 am with lunch beginning at 12 noon.

If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a main dish or salad and if your last name begins with N-Z, please bring a desert or side.”

For Jessie Adler’s address please call her at 440-543-1885.

Three guild yarn sale is Saturday, June 2

A reminder for you.

Mark your calendars for this sale of yarns and other fibers.  This sale is sponsored by three guilds:  Cuyahoga Weavers Guild, Cuyahoga Spinners Guild and Puppetry Guild of NE Ohio. Plan to come between, not before, 8:00 am through 4:00 pm.  Location is the home of Jean Jackson at 2980 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118. Contact Jean at jeanjackson@ameritech.net.

 

 

 

 

 

Oops! Correction on the June 2 yarn sale

The sale begins at 9:00 am.

No sooner please.

Three guild yarn sale is Saturday, June 2

 

Mark your calendars for this sale of yarns and other fibers.  This sale is sponsored by three guilds:  Cuyahoga Weavers Guild, Cuyahoga Spinners Guild and Puppetry Guild of NE Ohio. Plan to come between, not before, 8:00 am through 4:00 pm.  Location is the home of Jean Jackson at 2980 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118. Contact Jean at jeanjackson@ameritech.net.