The feature photo this month honors Janice Ford and her gorgeous fabric for a woven jacket constructed from her hand-dyed yarn. Her dyeing, weaving and sewing were an important part of her life and she was very talented at all three. An engineer by profession, Janice...Read More
The Mission of the Rocky Mountain Weavers’ Guild is to encourage excellence, to inspire creativity, and to preserve fiber traditions through education.
Unfortunately, due to health reasons, Laura Sims has had to cancel coming to Colorado for the RMWG May program and workshop.
Caryl Hancock has graciously agreed to take Laura’s place. Her talk “Playing with Marbles” will be presented at the guild meeting on May 17th. Caryl has an impressive resume. She learned to marble in the late 70′s, and has been playing with the technique since then. She has had the opportunity to study with well-known marblers, including Laura Sims, and thoroughly loves being at her tray. Her background is intensive care nursing (“retired” 20+ years ago), and when not marbling, she sews, knits, quilts, dyes, and paints fabrics and does local art shows and works with 3 co-ops for shows as well. As a military spouse, she has lived from coast to coast and points in-between. She has participated in the Bernina Fashion show at the Houston Quilt Festival. Away from fibers and fabrics, she has worked with a small group of advocates to get a law regarding the commission of elder abuse through the Indiana legislature.
You can see her work with this link: http://www.artisticdesignsgallery.net/artists/caryl-hancock
Due to the popularity for the marbling workshop Caryl has agreed to hold 2 workshops.
The dates are:
Wed-Friday: May14-16 and
Mon –Wed : May 19- 21
Both workshops will be held at the Recycled Lamb from 9-4 and currently there are a few spots in each. If you were in Laura’s workshop, you are still in the first of Caryl’s workshops. If you would rather change to her second workshop, let the registrar know. If you were on the waiting list and still want to take one of Caryl’s workshops, please let the Workshop Registrar know as soon as possible.
Because of the changes we need someone(s) to volunteer to host Caryl. The host will not pay for taking the workshop. The host duties could be split between those taking the 2 different workshops. We also need someone to pick Caryl up at the airport and take her back. You will be paid for mileage. Caryl requests a smoke free, cat free environment. If you are interested please contact Donna Brown (see Yearbook).Read More
The signs are up, the registrations are coming in, flyers are being posted, and people are asking and getting excited about the event, Are YOU going to be here for the fun? May 10 and 11, 2014
Don’t be the one hearing about the fun, be a part of it.
Don’t forget that Judy Glaser will be here both Saturday and Sunday shearing Llamas. Did you make your appointment with her? Please contact her at 303-646-6311 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your appointment.
If you can not join us for the weekend, please register for the Marketing Promotion. This is a great way to have your Banners set up, your Flyers and/or Business Cards added to the bags that are handed out to every guest and ranch that attend even though you’re not able to make it yourself.
Remember, anyone that has paid for a booth or marketing promotion will receive a copy of the guest list within three weeks after the event.
There will be seminars on ‘Starting an Alpaca Business’; presented by the Colorado Suri Network. & Breeding for Grey-The Myths & Truths; presented by Tawny Bott of Abra-Cadabra Alpacas. There will be weaving demonstrations and skirting demonstrations all weekend. If you’re interested in giving a seminar/demonstration please contact us now so we can add it in.
Go to THE NEW website to see the daily changes and to register for the Elizabeth Alpaca Showcase.
If you have any questions please contact us, thank you.
Gary & Patti Jones
Silver J Ranch Alpacas
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Dear Rocky Mountain Weaver’s Guild,
I want to send a sincere Thank You to all the guild members who took part in making my trip to Colorado so enjoyable. Everything went so smoothly thanks to all the preplanning that took place between the Guild and the Denver Art Museum and the Recycled Lamb and members of outside guilds as well. You all made me feel like “Queen for a Week.” I enjoyed meeting everyone in person after months of e-mailing and also getting to know the students in the workshop better after three days. Thank you to all who came to my lecture at the museum and laughed at my jokes and sat through 500 slides! Thanks to those of you who have added my artworks to their collections. I hope you enjoy the tapestries for many years to come.
I would like to thank in particular: Dale Zitech, Sandy Hutton, Tina Broderson, and Cheryl Nachtreib who were key in helping facilitate all that took place after Alice Zrebiec so kindly added my “nite flite” weaving to the Denver Art Museum collection in early 2013.
I am back home and immersed in the next project but am thinking back fondly on a great trip to Colorado. The road there and back was not rocky at all, but very smooth and enjoyable. Thanks again!