Member Nancy Curtiss writes:
A Weekend with Jette Vandermeiden presented by the Western Reserve Spinners & Weavers Guild
Dear Guild Member and Friend,
The members of the Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers guild would like to cordially invite you to a very special workshop and lecture event featuring Jette Vandermeiden. She is a dynamic speaker, teacher and accomplished drawloom weaver and has given lectures most recently at the 2014 Complex Weavers Seminar. We are very excited to have her here in Northeastern Ohio.
She will be our featured guest teacher this November 7-8 teaching a concurrent workshop for 8 shaft looms – All Tied-Up! and for 4 shaft looms – The Versatile Twill… and Beyond!
In addition to the workshop we’ll be kicking off our time with Jette with a Friday night lecture which is absolutely free andopen to members of any guild, regardless of whether you will be attending the workshop. Please consider this an invitation to join the Western Reserve Spinners & Weavers at 7PM on Friday, November 6th as we learn about:
Damask Goes North: the history of the tablecloth
Where does the tablecloth come from? Why is it used? Tracing the emergence of the tablecloth through the centuries closely follows the movement of damask from the Middle East up to Scandinavia through Europe. The development of the drawloom and the Jacquard loom in Europe brought enormous cultural and societal changes to professional weavers of the time. Connections between religious and political events and the development of damasks and linens as royal textiles tell an interesting story of the influence of weaving on world events through the ages.
We have several places still open for our special Concurrent 8 shaft and 4 shaft workshop, and for your information I’ve attached a copy of the flyer for this program. I hope that you’ll share this information with your guild and any weavers that you know. Spaces are limited, so please contact Nancy Curtiss for availability. Susan Conover of Conover Workshops has offered to supply kits for the participants of these 2 workshops, which will include pre-wound warps with the weft materials that you’ll need in your project. If you wish to choose this option, pricing and ordering of these kits will be available to attendees later this summer. I hope that you find the attached concurrent workshop offerings intriguing!
All events will be held at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about either the lecture or the workshop. We look forward to these events, and hope that you’ll be joining us!
Nancy Curtiss, 2015 Workshop Chair