Our speaker will be Mary Conti, who was last year’s educational grant recipient. She’ll talk to us about tapestry weaving. The Tapestry Study Group members will provide the treats for us.
The April meeting is also when we vote for our new slate of officers. We start at 10, but doors open at 9, so come early and socialize!
Our speaker will be Vicki Johnson, long-time gourd artist from Mesa. She has lots of experience decorating gourds to create vessels and other decorative items. Unfortunately I have not found any more information for you, but I’m looking forward to her talk.
Daytime Spinners will supply refreshments and snacks!
The February program is coming up, folks!
Our guest will be Rita Beeson from the Arizona Fiber Mill in Prescott Valley. I won’t be able to attend, but in case someone wants to plan a day trip to the mill, count me in!
Board members will provide snacks and refreshments.
More information about the Fiber Mill: http://www.arizonafibermill.com/
Our next speaker is our very own Lisa Takata. She’ll speak about her work with Navajo Spinners.
Snacks and refreshment provided by guild members who are not members of a study group.
See you on January 4th, 10 AM at the Waltann Community Center!
(Thank you, Fiber Factory for leading me to this cute image)
I sure hope to see you this Saturday for our November meeting. We will have a great speaker, Aimee Leon. She is a very interesting and well-traveled artist and sheep shearer and will tell us about the global status of the wool market, preserving traditions, and adventures she has encountered traveling the Shetlands, Faroe Islands and Sweden this Summer. Here is Aimee’s website for more information: http://www.aimeeleon.com
Daytime Spinners will provide snacks and goodies. The Tapestry Weavers will meet after the general meeting/program is over (shortly after noon).
Also, please bring your donations for the December Silent Auction if you have them ready. This will give the auction team a head start. Download the auction form here.
The deadline for entering your beautiful handmade items into the Arizona State Fair is September 4th.
The online entry book is available at http://www.azstatefair.com/sites/default/files/comp_13/comp_HA_sewing_13.pdf. You can print out the form and mail it with check (postmarked no later than September 4) or use the online registration and a credit card.
Mailling address: 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Online registration link: http://azsf.fairmanager.com/
General info page: http://www.azstatefair.com/competitive-entries.
The items are due at the Fair on Fri. Sept. 20th or Sat. Sept. 21st anytime between 8am and 6pm. We will be located in the old white Home Arts building at the south end of the Fairgrounds. That’s where we were last year.
Cool off June 1 and 2, 2013 in Flagstaff at the annual Fiber Festival at the
Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum
2340 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Hours: Sat/Sun 10 AM – 4 PM
Last year Beki Welsch studied weaving with sewing threads, for which the guild awarded her the educational grant. Grant recipients agree to hold a program about their achievement and the upcoming guild program on April 6th is Beki’s turn.
Join us March 2 at 10 AM at the Northtown Community for a fun and educational program about the textiles of India past and present with Elsa Sreenivasam.
Elsa Sreenivasam comes from Minnesota with an undergraduate degree from St. Scholstica, Duluth and graduate degree/courses from the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin. She was Art Professor both at U of KS where she taught Textile Surface Design and also founded and was the first president of the National Surface Design Association, and at Iowa State University where she received 2 Fulbright and other research grants to study Ancient Traditional Regional Textile Printing and Dyeing still in existence in India.
During her studies in India, she collected outstanding old and new examples of the diversity and richness of the textiles of India. She will bring samples for us.