Posts made in January, 2017

Dye Garden News

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in News

Our second Dye Day of January is coming up in just a few days. It is this Thursday, Jan. 26, 10:00 AM at the Spirit of Hope Church, our regular winter meeting place. Bring a lunch and your samples from the last dye session.

Our dyes will be Weld, Orange Cosmos and Dyer’s Chamomile. These respond to modifiers and we will try the iron and copper again, but at higher concentrations. If you have any of the yarrow samples, bring those along to dip (or redip). Again, smaller samples are good for these modifier experiments but you can certainly dye larger ones.

If you have any questions, please email me (e.j.york@att.net).

Hope to see you Thurs,
Eunice

We have decided that the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10 will be our dye days at the church this winter. We are taking turns taking a lead on these days. This means arriving a bit early and setting up and deciding on which colors we will be dyeing. The month of February is covered but we need volunteers for March and April. Let Donna or Annie know if you want to sign up.

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New from Textiles West

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in News

What’s New from Textiles West?

We are excited to announce that our www.textileswest.org site is now live and we are busy adding all the lectures, classes and events we have in store for the new year. Click on the link above to get to the Textiles West web site.

Classes include Beginning Pointed Brush, Patched and Dyed, and Boro, the Art of Tattered Patches: Lecture Series.

Beginning Pointed Brush

Beginning Pointed Brush

Patched and Dyed

Patched and Dyed

Boro

Boro

Tools & Equipment
With equipment such as a digital printer, and a large-scale digital textile printer, and a large-scale needle felting loom (set for arrival at the end of the year), artists will be able to achieve their project goals on a professional level, with close control of the process and product. Our Epson printer is wonderful for fine artists, artisans and textile designers! Artwork can be printed on fine art papers, cotton and silk, the creative possibilities are endless!

Textiles West is located at 427 East Colorado Avenue, Studio 235, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 U.S.A.

Email Textiles West at connect@textileswest.org.

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Friends Linked by Fiber Chains

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in News

Starting last May (2016), a group of spinners, weavers, knitters, and crocheters started a chain of fiber projects that tested their skills, dedication, and commitment to deadlines. Each person (person #1) brought 6 ounces of spinnable fiber to the first meeting, and transferred it to the next person (person #2) on the schedule. That person spun the fiber into hundreds of yards of yarn. The deadline for this was September 1; some met the deadline and some didn’t. The yarn was tranferred to person #3, who made something from it. The projects were knitted, felted, crocheted, and woven. In early January, the projects were complete (or almost!) and tranferred back to person #1 in each series. Beautiful projects, and very educational. To see photos of the projects and the friends in the chains, click here. Photos courtesy of Robin Wilton.

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January 11! Weaving Worlds Talk

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in News

The Adult Programs and Anthropology departments of the DMNS are thrilled to continue our partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission for a FREE monthly Indigenous Film series in 2017.

Please join us for Weaving Worlds on Wednesday, January 11 in Gates Planetarium. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the film begins at 6:30 pm. Concessions will be available for purchase. Please use the Evening entrance on the west side of the Museum.

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Weaving Worlds
Weaving Worlds from director Bennie Klain (Diné), presents a compelling and intimate portrait of Navajo weavers as they work to preserve the cultural integrity of their weaving traditions in the face of an increasing globalization. The film examines the connections of the weavers to the sheep, wool, water and land; their often strained relationship with reservation traders; the commodification of their art; and their struggles to protect their intellectual property. In English and Navajo, w/ English subtitles. (TricksterFilms LLC and Independent Television Service in association with Native American Public Telecommunications, 2008, 57 min.).

Mervyn Tano, President of IIIRM, will lead a discussion with the audience following the film.
We hope to see you there!

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Frosty January Shuttle Scuttle is Waiting for You

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in News

Click here: http://www.rmweaversguild.org/2017 Shuttle Scuttle Issues.

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

Our president, Mary Ullmer, sends out the new password for the current year with her email announcing the newsletters. 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).

We’ve started a new page for the 2017 issues. To find last year’s Shuttle Scuttles, go to Newsletters and click on 2016 Shuttle Scuttles, or click here.

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