The schedule of events for the 2015-16 weaving year is now posted on our handy Schedule page. Check it out, and if you haven’t done so yet, do join us for some fiber-related fun this year!
The Cuyahoga Spinners Guild’s Annual Dye Day and (not always annual) sale is happening this Friday, June 26th, starting at 9:00 am, rain or shine, at Jean’s home, <a href=”https://goo.gl/maps/4bdNu”>2980 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH</a>.
We will have a Schact inkle loom and book, a Schact warping board, and a Leclerc 4-harness folding table loom with a 15-inch weaving width, all in excellent condition for sale, as well as past issues of weaving, spinning, and knitting magazines, including <em>Spin-Off</em>, <em>Handwoven</em>, <em>Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot</em>. Jean will introduce us to a new marbling technique as well.
Pot luck lunch, so bring a dish to share. Bring your fiber yarn, or fabric prepped and ready to dye, wear your work clothes (something you don’t mind getting dye on), and come have some colorful fun with us!
The nomination committee has prepared a slate of officers for election.
President Sarah Berg
Treasurer Jean Jackson
Secretary Nancy Allman
Program 2016-17 Victoria Johnson-Parratt
Come at 11:30 am to enjoy a brown bag lunch, view the show, followed by the 12:30 pm meeting and election.
Carole Wallencheck will be presenting French Fashion: Finery, Frippery, and Frocks at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, Monday, May 18th, at 7:00 pm.
France’s dominance as an arbiter of good taste as well as a purveyor of extravagant adornment dates back to the reign of The Sun King, Louis XIV, and is rooted in the Middle Ages. Through an image-packed presentation, we’ll track the rise of Paris as a world-renowned fashion center, examining the public faces of the high-profile designers and great couture houses, as well as the little-known techniques of the backroom workshops. Part of the Springtime in Paris series.
The program is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.
Starting tomorrow, April 23rd and continuing until April 26th, an estate sale in Burton will include fiber items. From the listing:
Our client is a well known fiber artist, and former owner of an alpaca farm. We will have fiber, wools, threads, accessories, notions and a host of other items including floor loom and many other important supplies. ORCO floor Loom, Model 74, 4-harness, 6-treadle.
The Keepers of the Loom documentary film will be presented at Cleveland State University Main Classroom Auditorium, 1899 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, OH on Monday, April 27th, at 6:00 pm. This film is the story of generations of Estonian women who used the skills they depended on for their own survival to preserve the beauty and resilience of an entire people.
Film makers Reet and Tom Mae will be present for Q&A. Donations will be accepted at the door to cover their travel expenses from Toronto. Local Cleveland area Estonians will provide some pastries for the meet-and-greet with the film makers following the screening. Please contact Toomas Tubalkain for additional information or call 216-875-9734 to register for this free event. Watch the trailer below:
Join Stacey Allen of Cleveland Metroparks on an adventure to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. We will spend all day Saturday shopping at the festival for fiber, yarn, equipment, patterns, ideas and more.
The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival includes hundreds of vendors from all over the country that include everything that a fiberholic could ever need, plus 5 hours each way of hands-free driving allowing plenty of time for UFOs or start new projects on the way home!
Bus ride is $85 per person, and space is limited. Registration is required. Call 216-206-1000 to reserve your spot.
We will leave Fairview Park at 10 am on Friday, May 1st, 2015, and return approximately 10:30 pm on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. Cars can be left at the Ranger headquarters overnight. Friday evening we will have dinner at May’s Seafood Restaurant (not included).
Hotel will be the Comfort Inn, Red Horse of Fredrick, MD (not included). Price is $90 per room (1-4 people). Bus will drop us off at the opening of the festival on Saturday and will depart from the festival at 5 pm.
Barb’s lecture for the Guild, “Let’s Not Call It Honeycomb” will be on Thursday, April 23rd, at the usual time (11:30 am for lunch with short business meeting at noon then lecture afterwards done by 2 pm).
The workshop schedule is a little different. We are trying to make the time more user-friendly to everyone who is working full-time and needs time to run errands or just relax on Saturday.
Thursday, April 23rd: from end of Guild meeting to 4 pm.
Friday, April 24th: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, April 25: 9 am – 1 pm
We are also going to try something new with a limited round-robin where each weaver creates samples for herself on only four looms with representative threadings of the entire workshop.
Did a coarse 1970’s wall hanging turn you away from honeycomb? Or was it a stringy sample woven at the end of a tiresome overshot warp? Forget them. Given the right sett and materials honeycomb can produce tailored, deeply textured fabrics suited to many purposes, even clothing. Fabrics of surprising complexity are possible on only four shafts.
Using woven examples we will examine the effects of threading, yarn, sett, and beat in developing texture. We will also consider use of color with this structure. Like all deflected-weft weaves, honeycomb needs wet-finishing to blossom but results can be hard to predict. The samples you create will help you plan future projects with confidence.
For more information on Barb’s work it can be seen in Handwoven, September-October 2007, page 52, and Interweave Press Honeycomb e-book which includes her Honeycomb laptop case project.
Cost will be $50 per person ($60 for non-CWG members). Please send check and registration form to: Jean Jackson, 2980 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.
This is a stash friendly workshop, so materials will be inexpensive and easy to find and/or swap amongst ourselves.
Susan Conover is having a sale! See her web site for more details.