An offer of a Glimakra tapestry loom
This came via the website’s comments. Anyone interested?
I have a Gilmakra upright tapestry loom that I’d like to donate, especially to an educational program. I find that I’m really not using it so want to pass it on. I have pictures showing the whole loom and a few more showing details if you are interested.
It could be used for a collaborative work or someone who wanted to develop their “free-form” weaving. The parts slip together and are held in place by pegs. It quickly ( 5 min. 2 people, 10 min. one) assembles and disassembles and is easy to store and and transport in most any car. quickly ( 5 min. 2 people, 10 min. one) assembles and disassembles and is easy to store and and transport in most any car. Assembled, it is about 40” wide and 5’tall. The active weaving area is about 3×3 but you can weave yards long pieces if you like.
If you are not interested any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!”
Exhibits and classes of interest
Take in a great show at Lakeland Community College. And support CWG member Debbie Silver.
Take a look at Classes that Praxis has on offer.
You might like to explore classes offered by Susan Conover.
Cleveland Museum of Art has two textile exhibitions of note.
Looking for a Textile exhibition? or Textiles & Tea?
Laura reminds us that there are two interesting textile explorations at hand. These take place before the winter newsletter is published. And make a great way to divert some attention from the holiday preparations.
Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Textiles and Tea
December 6, 2022: Pam Howard generously sponsored by Heddlecraft
December 13, 2022: Edwina Bringle generously sponsored by Penland School of Crafts
December 20, 2022: Sally Garner generously sponsored by Grace Tully
December 27, 2022: Christine Keller generously sponsored by Myrna Lindstrom
Ancient Andean Textiles
The textiles in the current rotation from the permanent collection represent several different civilizations that flourished in the ancient Andes, today Peru and parts of adjacent countries. Though unrelated by cultural affiliation, they are unified by being special in some way, whether through rarity, complexity of execution, or luxuriousness of materials. The centerpiece of the display is a unique cloth that experts regard as one of the greatest paintings to survive from South American antiquity. One of the museum’s masterpieces, it was created by an artist of the Nasca culture (100 BC–AD 650) and depicts a procession of figures who may represent humans dressed in the guises of supernatural beings thought to control nature’s fertility. Other textiles in the rotation include a panel covered in the radiant feathers of the blue-and-yellow macaw, made by artists of the Wari Empire (600–1000), and several fragments that are rare survivors of catastrophic rains that destroyed much of the Moche culture’s (AD 200–850) textile legacy.
National Spinning and Weaving Week–Who knew?
October 3 – 9, 2022
Check out what Handweavers Guild of America has posted.
Peninsula Art Academy is seeking entires for an August Fiber Show
Carol Adams shares this:
Please note 19th Annual Fiber show at The Peninsula Art Academy Any media functional and non-functional August 14-September 11 Work due August 11 11-5 PM or by arrangement with Carol Adams 216-401-7003 or CarolAdams@en.com $20 entry fee for 3 pieces $20 more for 3 more. Opening Sunday August 14 5-7PM
New views for Debbie Silver’s work and for Praxis
Take a look. Debbie Silver shares these two fiber events.
Ukranian Mountain Weavers and their story
Look at this. In the midst of war, these weavers persevere.
It has been suggested by a few members that we might like to support this group with our next scholarship monies.
Think about it. We can decide at our next meeting.
Video program on Andean Textiles—February 15
Join us for a special viewing of our new ATA video “Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands.” Narrated by well-known doubleweave author and teacher, Jennifer Moore, this visual presentation will give you an up-close look at Peru’s extraordinary indigenous textiles and the skilled artisans who create them.
The video highlights weavers, dyers, knitters, and spinners who are cooperative members of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) as they work to preserve and revitalize their traditional textile arts—including some techniques dating back to the Incas. During the presentation, you’ll learn about the Andean way of spinning, dyeing, and knitting, as well as the tools to create belts, bands, textiles, woven edges, and skirt borders. Through stunning imagery, you’ll also gain insight into the weaving of doubleweave, ikat, tapestry, and discontinuous and supplementary warps.
The hour-long program will take place on Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Proceeds from the $10 registration fee will go to further support revitalization of Andean textile traditions.
“Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands” was created by Jennifer Moore and Ercil Howard-Wroth. Jennifer holds an MFA in fibers. Her work, which explores mathematical relationships and musical patterns in doubleweave, has been featured in exhibitions and publications throughout the world. Ercil, a long-time educator, teaches fiber arts to adults and children. Her current work brings together her love for traditional societies and her twenty-plus years of working in the textile arts. Both Jennifer and Ercil serve on the ATA board of directors.
We hope to see you February 15 as we share the inspiring story of Peruvian textile traditions.
Don’t miss this informative presentation and your chance to visually experience one of the world’s most inspiring and unique textile cultures.
Details for Barb Rose memorial service
Barb Rose is Ellie Rose’s daughter and a faithful friend of CWG.