"Extending Our Fiber Connections"

The Mission of the Rocky Mountain Weavers’ Guild is to encourage excellence, to inspire creativity, and to preserve fiber traditions through education.

Lecture at Shaver-Ramsey Fine Rugs

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in News

Shaver-Ramsey Fine Rugs

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Don’t miss a special lecture:
IN OUR OWN BACK YARD–WEAVINGS FROM THE RIO GRAND VALLEY AND DESIGN INFLUENCE FROM LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY
A lecture by John Pyson with assistance from CTG member John Taylor.
Click here to see a flyer with more complete information.
February 23 Social time, 6:30, program at 7:00. At the Shaver-Ramsey Gallery, www.shaver-ramsey.com

Shaver-Ramsey Fine Rugs & Décor
2414 E. Third Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80206
Phone: 303.320.6363
Toll Free: 888-411-RUGS (7847)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-5
Located in Cherry Creek North (corner of 3rd Avenue and Josephine St.)

Also: Our Oriental Rug Sale February 9th through 28th: Benefit from greatly reduced prices on many items from our collection including many of the world’s best hand-woven rugs .

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Hemp Artists Still Needed

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in News

A Call to All Hemp Fiber Artists”!
We have been contacted by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists (RMSBA) to participate in their upcoming “Cannabis: A Visual Perspective” exhibit. This exhibit is to take place in April of 2017 to showcase works made with cannabis (which in our forum would be hemp fiber). Created works have an opportunity to be offered for sale after the exhibit. Hemp fiber used for making garments and textiles would be a welcome addition to the art images at the exhibit. The RMSBA has reached out to our guild for exhibitors for this upcoming event and we wanted to pass on this opportunity to all members that work with this fiber. Please reach out to our Outreach Coordinator for the contact details for this event at outreach@rmweaversguild.org.

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February Shuttle Scuttle Brings Hearts and Flowers

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in News

Click here: http://www.rmweaversguild.org/2017 Shuttle Scuttle Issues.

Or click on “Current Issues” in the right side menu.

Our president, Mary Ullmer, sends out the new password for the current year with her email announcing the newsletters. You will have to enter it to get to any of the password-protected pages, including the newsletter and yearbook pages. If you have mislaid her email (look in your spam folder!) or you have trouble opening a password-protected page, please let me know (webmaster@rmweaversguild.org).

We’ve started a new page for the 2017 issues. To find last year’s Shuttle Scuttles, go to Newsletters and click on 2016 Shuttle Scuttles, or click here.

Note: Sally Kuhn, our yearbook editor, has prepared a new update to the 2016-17 yearbook. Look for it under the Yearbook link.

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Warm Hearts for Warm Hearth Event

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in News

SOAR Colorado is a local chapter that supports Armenian weavers/artists who have either mental or physical disabilities. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSOAR/


Get Your Tickets Now!
Warm Hearts for Warm Hearth
When: Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m.

What: The Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief presents our annual fund-raiser, featuring live classic rock music, a caricature artist, raffle prizes, silent auction, heavy apps, drinks and more. And enjoy art from the Warm Hearth residents.

Where: Posner Center for International Development, 1031 33rd St., Denver

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Dye Garden News

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in News

Our second Dye Day of January is coming up in just a few days. It is this Thursday, Jan. 26, 10:00 AM at the Spirit of Hope Church, our regular winter meeting place. Bring a lunch and your samples from the last dye session.

Our dyes will be Weld, Orange Cosmos and Dyer’s Chamomile. These respond to modifiers and we will try the iron and copper again, but at higher concentrations. If you have any of the yarrow samples, bring those along to dip (or redip). Again, smaller samples are good for these modifier experiments but you can certainly dye larger ones.

If you have any questions, please email me (e.j.york@att.net).

Hope to see you Thurs,
Eunice

We have decided that the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10 will be our dye days at the church this winter. We are taking turns taking a lead on these days. This means arriving a bit early and setting up and deciding on which colors we will be dyeing. The month of February is covered but we need volunteers for March and April. Let Donna or Annie know if you want to sign up.

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