Posts made in April, 2013

Thank You! from Judy

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in News

I would like to extend a big thank you to all who helped me out the last two years and we made it happen!!! YAY.

Peg MacMorris, Nancy Dawdy, Dale Zitek, Tina Broderson, Cherie Pitman, Donna Brown, BA Johnston, Susan DuBois, Pat Sandt, Ginger Kaldenbach, and all the wonderful teachers who came and inspired us and shared their wealth of knowledge.

If I forgot anyone please forgive my aging gray matter.

Judy Lepthien
Education Coordinator, 2012-2013

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May–Program, Fashion Show, Study Group Display

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Programs

May Program-Anita Osterhaug, Editor of Handwoven,  Fashion Show and  Lunch

We are pleased to have Anita Osterhaug, editor from Handwoven Magazine, speaking about “Weaving in the 21st Century” at our May meeting, May 18 at 9:30, which will be held at TACtile this year.

While we are at TACtile, we will be treated to an informal fashion show of members work from the past 2 years of wearable and non wearable items and there will be prizes awarded for Best of show, Best use of materials, People’s Choice and most humorous.  Get your items ready!

Study Group Display

Come and see what the study groups have been working on at the study group display.

Group Luncheon

Afterwards we will have the lunch buffet at India’s Restaurant behind Whole Foods in Tamarac.  It’s in the door with the movie theatre.  Everyone will be responsible for his or her own bill and we will have a special room within the restaurant.  I will be passing out a sign up sheet at the April meeting.

Join us for the last official meeting of the year!!

Any questions, call Judy Lepthien, 3032824282.

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Gathering of the Guilds

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in News

The Colorado Arts & Crafts Society is sponsoring the 4th Annual “Gathering of the Guilds”on Saturday, April 27th, 9am-3pm at the historic Boettcher Mansion.  The RMWG members will be demonstrating and selling their wares to the public. Please stop by and say hello and support your fellow Guild members. Guild member’s admission is free.
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Fiber Show to See

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in News

Fiber Show to See: Dutch Tapestry Artist Claudy Jongstra
Dates: April 13-July 13 2013.
Location: Museum of Outdoor Arts, 1000 Englewood Pkwy, 2nd Floor, Englewood, 303 806-0444 (Sante Fe and Hampden) Room is on the right just before you get to the room of the RMWG Sale location.
Time: Tues-Thu 9-5 pm, Fri 9-4 pm, Sat 11-4 pm (free lecture Saturday April 13 4 pm)
Large wall tapestries made of wool and silk fibers were shown at NY Lincoln Center. Her large scale felts were used to create coats for the Jedi warriors in Star Wars: Episode 1, she raises sheep, grows plants for the dyes. The web page now has wonderful detail/photos about the show. Beautiful sheep pictures on her website too. Free Lecture this Saturday at 4 pm.

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April Program–Susan Wilson’s Classic Crackle & More

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Programs

Crackle is a surprisingly versatile weave with great design potential.

Crackle is a block weave that shares some characteristics with overshot
and summer and winter but has its own advantages and
idiosyncrasies. This slide-lecture explores four-shaft and eight-shaft
crackle woven in the classic manner, and the many variations
possible with alternate treadlings.
Rocky Mountain Weavers’ Guild member Susan Wilson received the
HGA Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving, Master Level in 1990,
with a specialty in crackle weave. A weaver for 40 years and member
of RMWG since 1994, she enjoys pattern weaving, sampling to
explore woven structure, and creating household textiles and clothing
accessories. Susan has lectured and taught workshops throughout
the U.S. and at several Convergence and other regional conferences.
Her work has been published in Weaver’s, Handwoven, Complex
Weavers Journal, and Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazines, and her
crackle sample was featured on the cover of A Weaver’s Book of 8-
Shaft Patterns edited by Carol Strickler. She has recently published
her own book on crackle, Weave Classic Crackle More, in 2011.

Susan Wilson’s Classic Crackle & More

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