RMWG guild program descriptions

May Finale and Fashion Show

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in News, Programs

The May meeting and luncheon was the finale of our regular RMWG season. Highlighting it were many announcements (see minutes later on on the minutes page), gifts and thanks from the retiring president Pat Sandt for her board and committee chairs, stunning products displayed by study groups, inspiration for the future of weaving from Anita Osterhaug (Interweave Press), and lovely, creative wearables in the fashion show.

The door prize, a skein of green silk, was donated by Treenway, and won by Beverly Weaver. Bev Kajko (incoming president) announced the Web Award for 2013–it went to Tina Broderson, who was astonished and honored to receive it (and will treasure the beautiful woven silver pin as well as the support and appreciation she has received from the guild).

Anita Osterhaug chose the fashion show awards, a difficult task as there were more than 20 remarkable entries, with some artists wearing and sharing multiple items. Pat Sandt was the very entertaining MC for the fashion show, which included woven, knitted, needle-felted, and crocheted projects. Eunice York won the award for “Best Use of Materials” for her “Starry Night Shawl”, which included a supplementary warp. Karen Littlefield‘s “Faux Fox Stole” received an award for the “Best Use of Humor” or maybe it was “Best Entertainment Value”! The “Best Overall” went to Tina Broderson for her “Interrupted Twill Diamonds Shawl”, in which a bright pink warp was muted by a pale gold weft. Eunice’s shawl also was voted “The People’s Choice”.

Wooden Spools, Schacht, and Recycled Lamb donated the fashion show awards, for which we are most grateful. Anita and Handwoven/Interweave Press were kind enough to offer to do her presentation pro bono–thank you! Almost everyone then adjourned to India’s Restaurant for a lively, tasty lunch buffet.

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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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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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How to Love a Fleece (Peggy’s March Program)

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Programs

OK, that wasn’t her title. But Peggy Doney talked about all the critters we might choose as a fiber source and why, how to choose a fleece for fiber, how to clean it, and how to make wonderful yarn from it and what to use the yarn for… It was a great program! Holly Wolfe sent some photos to share…

Peggy Doney

Beautiful Blended Fiber

Gorgeous Decorated Yarn

Fabulous Fiber

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Plan Ahead for the May Meeting!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Programs

Fashion Show Entries Wanted!!!

In May, we will have a member fashion show and this is your chance to show off all the beautiful things you have made.  Prizes awarded so get yours ready!!

Rules:  Something made in the last two years and not in a show before (Show and Tell is okay).

If you’re not able to wear the item we will have a table for display and prizes for those items also.

Fashion Show

Study Group Display

We will have tables for study group displays at the May meeting.  Looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing in their groups. Any questions email Judy Lepthien,

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January Member-to-Member Sale and Silent Auction

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Programs

The program at the January guild meeting will be our annual Member-to-Member Sale, also known as the stash re-alignment event, as well as the Silent Auction. Come prepared to find a new tool, a book for inspiration or for a new technique, or just the right thread, yarn or fiber (or that you know you’ll find a use for someday…). And earn the gratitude of the sellers for clearing all that extra space on their studio shelves. So bring your checkbooks and cash; small bills will be appreciated.

There’s still time to sign up for a table if you had a tidy fit and cleaned out your studio space over the New Year. The fee for a table is $10.00 and goes to the Guild General Fund. Complete the coupon published in the newsletter, enclose $10.00 (check to RMWG), and send to Margaret Jaeger. Reservations must be received by January 17, 2013. You must be a member to sell.

Also at the January meeting….

The Circulation Library WILL BE OPEN at the January 2013 Meeting!

The world did not end Friday, December 21, 2012, and hopefully the Mayan Calendar has been “re-booted”. Hopefully your holidays were good, and you’re all ready for a New Year. In the past, because of the Member-to-Member sale, we have not opened the circulating library in January. We tried out opening the circulating library in the back at the December 2012 meeting, and it seemed work. So, we’re going to try it again in January – and hope you will come prepared to check out material of interest. (Thanks to Gretchen Kantor, our librarian, most of our books, videos and DVDs are posted on-line in the members’ only Library’s section. Go check it out.)

The circulation library return table will be open, located next to the membership table as you walk in. We would really appreciate it if you could/would bring back any books, magazines, DVDs, or videos you’ve had out since last spring and this fall. (If you can’t bring them back in January, please contact Dale Zitek (see yearbook) – she’s trying to keep track of and “herd” the material from the circulation library.

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