"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.

Summer Shuttle Scuttle is On Line!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in News

The Summer Shuttle Scuttle is on line.

Please remember to thank our new newsletter editor, Lisa Chumley, for producing the Summer newsletter. Robin Wilton and Tina Broderson are still involved in various newsletter production functions.

To find the Summer Shuttle Scuttle, click here: http://www.rmweaversguild.org/2017-shuttle-scuttle-issues/ .

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

The current password is in the email that our new president, Annie Coyne, sends out to announce that the newsletter is on line. 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). You can also send email to president@rmweaversguild.org, which goes to Annie.

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Huajatolla Heritage Festival, August 12 and 13

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in News

Dear Fiber Folk: I am going through my old lists and contacting potential vendors for a show August 12 and 13. I have combined events in Huajatolla Heritage Festival…and fiber will be a part of the Festival. It is coming along beautifully, but I would like a couple more fiber folk. The “big three” from northern New Mexico (Weaving Southwest, Tierra Woolens and Mora Mill) are all coming. Caroline Spurgeon will be teaching a Twining class and miniature Navajo Weaving class. I have quality (non-fiber) vendors as well as entertainment all day in the park both days. There also will be events at the museum, library and community center. It is a first year project, but I think pretty amazing. Please let me know if you are interested, and I would be happy to send you an application. Booths are $75. Even if you are not interested as a vendor, please consider coming to just enjoy! Please let me know it you want application or more information. Thanks…….

Sandy Dolak
North by Southwest
205 S. Main Street
La Veta, Co 81055
719-742-3307
“Putting the LOVE into LA VETA!”

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Estes Park Alpaca Market 2017

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in News

Estes Park Alpaca Market
Labor Day Weekend
September 2 & 3, 2017

Saturday 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Fairgrounds at Stanley Park
Estes Park, CO

Over a dozen farms and vendors with Alpacas, fleeces, handmade items, socks, scarves, natural and dyed yarns, felted items, rugs, etc.

Come join us, free admittance

Contact Larry or Becky Zierer for info at
(303) 644-4110
lzbalpacas@aol.com

Check out the web site: http://estesparkalpacamarket.com/
And the flyer: EPAM Handout for 2017

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In Memoriam: Elizabeth Harvat

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in News

Long time member Elizabeth Harvat passed away quietly while napping, June 30. Her daughter, Chris Coble, emailed the announcement for the celebration of her life:

Please join the family of Elizabeth Harvat
in a celebration of her life
in the reception area at Newcomer Mortuary
901 S Sheridan, Lakewood, CO 80226
on July 22nd from 1:00 until 4:00.

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? (Kahilil Gibran)

If you would like to read her obituary or leave a message for our family, please visit www.NewcomerDenver.com

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Textiles West Events

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in News

Greetings from Textiles West!

Textiles West has some incredible programs this summer!

Donna Brown has a 5-day Natural Dyeing retreat July 31st-August 4th at TWIL @ Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Learn to dye protein and cellulose fabrics using a beautiful variety of natural dye extras. Each day of the retreat is designed to explore a specific color. For more information and how to register, click on the link below:

Natural Dyeing: A Color A Day with Donna Brown
textileswest.org
NATURAL DYEING: A Color a Day with Donna Brown 5-day Workshop At Textiles West Makers Space @ Manitou Art Center Manitou Springs, CO 80829 Immerse yourself in the wonderful art of Natural Dyeing! Learn to dye protein and cellulose fabrics using a beautiful variety of natural dye extracts.
Textiles West also invites you to be a part of our first community project; Stitching Community Together – Pojagi Panels! Share your story, your culture or your favorite experiences of the Pikes Peak Region. We are creating textile installation that represents the diverse culture of the area. For more information and how to register, click on the link below:
https://textileswest.org/lectures-workshops/stitching-community-together

Stitching Community Together
textileswest.org
Stitching Community Together! Lecture & Project Launch June 3rd 10:30 – 11:30& 2:00 – 4:00 Pojagi Practice Session/Inspiring Words Textiles West invites you to be a part of our first community textile art project! From 10:30-11:30 a.m. Susan Haldeman, co-director of Textiles

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