Hiebert Paper Workshop

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in News

Helen Hiebert is offering a paper workshop, 12 Months of Paper.
Date: Saturday, November 4th Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Highline Crossing Cohousing Community:
1620 W. Canal Ct., Littleton, CO 80120
Cost: $110 includes a copy of the calendar + a custom paper pack

Check out the flyer for more information!

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October Shuttle Scuttle Is a Treat!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in News

Trick? No, a treat for sure!
The October newsletter is ready to read, download, or print.

To find the current Shuttle Scuttle, click here: .

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

The current (new for 2017-2018) password is in the email that our 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 ( You can also send email to, which goes to Annie.

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Navajo Textile Lecture October 22

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in News

Come Celebrate Navajo Textiles and All Our Work!

A number of years ago, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science received an IMLS Conservation grant to re-house the flat textiles in the Anthropology Collection, many of which were Navajo. The call went out for help, and thanks to Peggy Whitehead, many of us in the weaving guilds along the Front Range were able to participant, and see first hand, these incredible textiles. Now, we can see them again, and share our joy with all of you and the rest of the world, because many of the incredible Navajo textiles we worked on have finally been published, and their publication is being celebrated Sunday evening, Oct 22, in the Ricketson Auditorium, at DMNS (see the details below). Hope to see you all there. — Dale Zitek

Navajo Textiles
The Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

by Laurie D Webster, Lousie I. Stiver, D.Y. Begay, & Lynda Teller Pete, with an introduction by Ann Lane Hedlund
Celebrate the publication of Navajo Textiles, a beautiful new volume highlighting 57 incredible Navajo weavings in the Crane American Indian Collection. Scholars, curators, and Navajo weavers lent their insights into the rich history and artistry of the artifacts, accompanied by beautiful photographs.

Laurie Webster, a preeminent textiles scholar and lead author, will share how this fine collection arrived at the Museum, how the collaboration brought forth new understandings and relationships, and why she describes the weavings as the “best Navajo textile collection you’ve never heard of.”

A selection of textiles will be displayed. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.

Navajo Weavings

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Ricketson Auditorium

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7 p.m.

$8 member, $10 nonmember

Call 303-370-6000 or go to

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Password Change

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in News

The password that allows members to access the password-protected pages on the RMWG web site has been changed for 2017-2018. Our president, Annie Coyne, will be sending out a bulk email to members who have paid their dues for the current year and who checked the box on the membership application that allows us to send you emails. If you don’t receive Annie’s email, and you believe you have paid your dues and checked the box, please contact membership records.

The new password will also be provided in the emails that announce that a new newsletter has been posted on the web site. The October newsletter has not yet been posted, but keep watching! It should be available soon.

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Spinzilla Event at the DAM

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in News

Spinzilla at the Denver Art Museum

Once again, Schacht is hosting this wonderful event at the Denver Art Museum. Bring your wheel and fiber to the 5th annual Spinzilla spin-in at the museum on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm and join other spinners who are participating in Spinzilla. Doors will open at 10:00 am. Even if you’re not on a Spinzilla team, you are invited to spin along in celebration of Spinning and Weaving Week.

Spinzilla is a fundraiser that promotes and supports fiber arts education for youth in America. In 2014 Spinzilla went global, and has continued to grow on both the domestic and international level. Spinzilla brings people together from all over the world.

Last year we had over 100 spinners which was a lot of fun and made for a wonderful community event. We hope you’ll join us. We are grateful to the Denver Art Museum for hosting us again this year—especially just before this wing closes for renovations.

When you arrive at the museum:
Go to the main entrance of the NORTH building, and proceed to PONTI HALL.
Check in at the table there and you’ll be given a complimentary admission sticker to for the museum. This will allow you to visit any gallery on your breaks. Then you’re free to set up and get spinning!

Some rules for the event:
There is no entrance charge for people participating in Spinzilla or demonstrating (this includes guests of spinners).
Chairs will be available in Ponti Hall, as well as a few tables for display, organization, and business information.
Lockers are available at the entrance to store your valuables.
Bring only clean fiber, as care needs to be taken not to introduce wool pests into the museum environment. Please bring as little equipment as possible; wheels, bobbins, niddy noddy, fiber.
If you’ll be spending all day at the museum, you can bring your lunch with you or go to any of the delicious restaurants nearby.

Please RSVP by October 1st to make sure that your name is on the list.
Email Schacht with questions:

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Weavers Equipment Sale

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in News

From President Annie Coyne:
Silversun estate sales is holding a sale this weekend – Fri Sep 29 10am to 1pm, and Sat Sep 30 9am to 1pm.
The address is 9212 W Jewell Avenue, Lakewood, CO, 80232
You can see photos and read more here:

I did my best to identify the equipment and fiber from the photos – here’s what I saw:

• Glimakra 100cm Standard countermarche – 8 shafts, attached warping board, and bench
• Large disassembled loom with sectional beam
• Schact rigid heddle loom with extra heddle and loom stand
• Lazy kates and bobbins
• Shuttles
• Harrisville belt loom
• Ball winder
• Tapestry beater
• Two table looms – one LeClerc, one Ashford (I think)
• Warping boards
• KB sock (peg) loom
• Large potholder-style wooden loom
• Hackles
• Fleece
• Reeds
• Schact inkle loom
• Loom bench
• Warping trapeze (I think)
• Handwoven goods – towel, scarves, throws, etc

Buckets, baskets, and bins of yarn and roving:
• Coned yarns
• Skeined/balled/hanked yarns
• Hand-dyed yarns

Thanks to Doreen Mclaughlin for pointing this out!

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