"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.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in News

ARAPAHOE COUNTY FAIR
The RMWG would like to participate in the Arapahoe County Fair being held in late July. In order to be considered for this opportunity we truly need our members to reach out to Cherie our Outreach Coordinator at outreach@rmweaversguild.org and let her know what days times you can be there. This is our opportunity as a guild to showcase our fiber arts skills and encourage/educate others on what it means to spin, weave, knit or crochet items for ourselves and those around us. We will have a rigid heddle loom available to demonstrate your amazing weaving skills and the table area will have space for your spinning wheels or drop spindles. Our presence at this event can only happen if we have enough volunteers (4+) registered by July 15th so we can get your parking and admission passes.

* Thursday, July 28 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
* Friday, July 29 & Saturday July 30 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
* Sunday July 31 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CHATFIELD BOTANICAL GARDENS
Tuesday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Contact: Cherie at outreach@rmweaversguild.org or Donna Brown to sign up for a shift

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Greetings from Our New President

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in News

The new president of the RMWG is Mary Ullmer. Here is her first letter to greet us all!

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Prize for Chalk Art!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in News

RMWG member and retiring Education Coordinator Sandra Clark and her students designed and drew a fantastic chalk art display for the Chalk Art Festival last weekend. They won the prize for the best use of color, something we all can benefit from studying. It was reinterpreted from original artwork by Leonid Afremov, called “Pretty Nights”–

Chalk Art Interpretation

Chalk Art Interpretation

 
The inspiration

The inspiration

 
And the prize!

And the prize!

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Fiber Festivals

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in News

Plan to attend one or all of these events this year!

Estes Park Wool Market
June 12-13, 2016, Estes Park, Colorado
For more information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/townofestespark/estes-park-wool-market

Sheep is Life Celebration
June 17-19, 2016
Tsaile Campus, Navajo Nation (Arizona)
For more information, go to http://navajolifeway.org

Handweavers Guild of America Convergence
July 30-August 6, 2016
Milwaukee, WI
For information, go to http://www.weavespindye.org/convergence.

Salida Fiber Festival
September 10-11, 2016
Salida, Colorado
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/salidafiberfestival/.

Elizabeth Fiber Festival
September 17-18, 2016
For more information, go to http://www.elizabethfiberfestival.com/

Sneffels Fiber Festival
September 24-25, 2016
Ridgway, Colorado
See http://www.sneffelsfiberfest.com for more information.

Taos Wool Festival
October 1-2, 2016
Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM
For more information visit http://www.taoswoolfestival.org.

Heart of Colorado FiberArts Guild Fashion Show, Boutique and Luncheon
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11 AM-2PM
Salida Steamplant
Guest Artist – Marilyn King
Food catered by Greg Wahl

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Growing a Dye Garden?

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in News

The Natural Dye Garden Project now has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/growingadyegarden/) and an interactive blog (https://growingadyegarden.wordpress.com/), both moderated by Cathy Jacobus. Visit them for up-to-date information about the doings of the Project.

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