The Dances with Wool Study Group is our featured study group for fall. Dances with Wool is a free hand spinning study group that focuses on hand spinning, skills using common or exotic fiber, handling and processing fiber in unique ways including carding, making rolags, dizing...Read More
Rookies Out of Bounds [formerly known as Rookies] is a group of weavers of all levels. Many joined the group as beginner weavers but there are members who are great mentors. We were meeting in individual homes but currently meet the first Wednesday of the month at the church in...Read More
The Mission of the Rocky Mountain Weavers’ Guild is to encourage excellence, to inspire creativity, and to preserve fiber traditions through education.
Just a couple of weeks until the Salida Fiber Festival!
It’s Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 to 5, and Sunday, Sept. 13, 10 to 4. Riverside Park, Salida, CO. Classes, yarn, vendors, fiber, yarn, critters, yarn, events….
More information: Salida Fiber Festival, www.salidafiberfestival.org
Even more to do and see than fiber–
Salida is a small town in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains, famous for its arts community, Historic downtown and the River Walk along the Arkansas River. Salida is also a hub for numerous outdoor recreational activities in the surrounding mountains. September is a particularly beautiful time to visit as the aspen trees and cottonwoods will just begin to show their autumn colors, while the weather is still warm and lovely for camping, hiking, cycling and water activities.
Attention, new members who use PayPal!
Many of you sent us your money (for which we are grateful) but not your email address. We need your contact information so we can send you a welcome and keep you informed about Guild matters, including the password to members-only portions of the web site. If you are a new member who paid with PayPal and haven’t yet heard from us, please respond to email@example.com.Read More
September Northern Colorado Weavers Guild Shibori Workshop – short notice to register!! Just a few spaces open!
Registration deadline is August 24!!
Sandra Clark will present a workshop on using Shibori techniques on handwovens on Saturday, September 19th from 10 am to 4 pm in the fiber studio at CSU Fort Collins. The workshop is described below:
‘Bound for Glory’: Shibori is a well-known binding technique used for dying fabrics. Many of us can relate to a basic technique better known to us as “tie-dying.” While stunning results can be achieved with dye as the artist explores the variations of binding, so much more can be accomplished. In this workshop we will discover exciting ways to create texture, etch fabric, and see what unique results we can create when we intentionally mix fibers. Most of the samples will be done on hand-woven samples.
The cost of the workshop includes a $50 fee, payable to the Guild, and a $15 materials fee, payable directly to Sandra.
Note to students-You will be required to weave up a sample warp that Sandra will provide before class. The samples will be approximately 7” x 7”. You will likely need to weave 5-6 samples on the same warp. Please be sure you have time to complete this weaving during the weeks before the workshop before registering. Without these samples, we cannot complete the class. Sandra will mail warp, weft, and a weave draft by the end of August.
Sandra will provide: Warp chain, weft, additional fabrics, copies of all weave drafts, dyes and other process chemicals.
Participants will need to provide the following materials not supplied above:
Scissors, note taking materials, and zip lock bags to take home any wet samples.
To register for this workshop, or if you have questions, please contact the Guild Vice President by email or phone:
Mary Crabtree, 303-931-7435, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate your weaving skill level:
Beginner – comfortable with 4-shaft, 3/2 size material, Intermediate – comfortable with 8-shaft, working more than 1 shuttle, Advanced – comfortable with 8-shaft, fine threads, multiple shuttles (2-3)
Also please indicate how many shafts are on your loom at home.
RSVP for the Dye Garden Dedication–Reminder!
Greetings, If you are attending or planning to attend the Dye Garden Dedication on Saturday, August 22,2015 from 10am to 12 noon, please RSVP as soon as possible to email@example.com or contact Annie Scherer. This RSVP is to help with chair count and refreshments. Thank you, AnnieRead More
Please join us on September 19th & 20th, 2015 for our 4th Annual Elizabeth Fiber Festival. It will be at Casey Jones Park, in beautiful Elizabeth, CO on the corner of Highway 86 & County Road 17.
Vendor booths still available! Our stall/vendor prices of $85 for the first space and $60 for each space after that will remain the same. Stall sizes are 10 x 10. We highly suggest you bring a tent for both animals/products. We will have panels for rent at a cost of $8 per panel. There are a limited number of panels and will be on a first come basis.
We are also offering Marketing Promotions to anyone that can not attend but would like to have their ranch information included. Marketing Promotions are $85 which allows you to have your banner displayed and a flyer and/or business cards enclosed in the visitor bags
If there is anyone that would like to give a seminar or demonstration on something please email us. We would like to have some talks on Setting up a farm, Marketing your animals, Insurance, Buildings, What to do with your Fiber or any other ideas. Ideally we would like the talks to be both days but if you can only do one day we will take it too. Handouts would be good too. We would like to have demos on the arts also.
If you have any questions please call Gary 303-910-5021 or Patti Jones 303-902-3445
To register, go to www.elizabethfiberfestival.com
Gary & Patti Jones
SJR & Co. Events
Elizabeth Fiber Festival