Weaving Study Group Meeting on Wednesday, July 9th

Our Desert Weavers weaving study group meets again this Wednesday, July 9th at 10 am at Northtown Community Center.  Dave will demonstrate design techniques for your weavings, and Jan will demonstrate reading and writing patterns. There will be handouts for both demonstrations. Please bring your loom to weave on after the demos. Also bring items you wove to show the group. Please RSVP Dave at davidjetea@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Programs – Daytime Spinners and Workshops Show and Tell on May 3rd

The last meeting of our season is around the corner! As usual, the Daytime Spinners will show us what they’ve been up to all year – and hopefully we’ll also get to see some of the awesome work from the Tapestry Weavers. Anybody who has attended workshops in 2013/14 is invited to bring samples and share their experiences.

This is a Potluck Event, everybody gets to bring treats and snacks!

The meeting starts at 10 am, but doors open at 9, so come early and mingle!

There will be a board meeting after the meeting concludes.

Upcoming Program: November 2 – Aimee Leon, Artist, Shearer, Scholar

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.

AZ State Fair Contest Entry Deadline Coming Up Fast!

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.

Good Luck!!!!