Two New John Marshall Workshops!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in News, Workshops

The Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild is sponsoring two more workshops by dyer/artist John Marshall in September. All of his workshops will now take place at our normal venue, the Spirit of Hope UMC. For descriptions of the workshops, see The fall workshop registration form on line has been updated to include these workshops. For additional information, contact the or Donna Brown.

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NCWG Shibori Workshop

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in News, Workshops

September Northern Colorado Weavers Guild Shibori Workshop – short notice to register!! Just a few spaces open!
Registration deadline is August 24!!
Sandra Clark will present a workshop on using Shibori techniques on handwovens on Saturday, September 19th from 10 am to 4 pm in the fiber studio at CSU Fort Collins. The workshop is described below:
‘Bound for Glory’: Shibori is a well-known binding technique used for dying fabrics. Many of us can relate to a basic technique better known to us as “tie-dying.” While stunning results can be achieved with dye as the artist explores the variations of binding, so much more can be accomplished. In this workshop we will discover exciting ways to create texture, etch fabric, and see what unique results we can create when we intentionally mix fibers. Most of the samples will be done on hand-woven samples.
The cost of the workshop includes a $50 fee, payable to the Guild, and a $15 materials fee, payable directly to Sandra.
Note to students-You will be required to weave up a sample warp that Sandra will provide before class. The samples will be approximately 7” x 7”. You will likely need to weave 5-6 samples on the same warp. Please be sure you have time to complete this weaving during the weeks before the workshop before registering. Without these samples, we cannot complete the class. Sandra will mail warp, weft, and a weave draft by the end of August.
Sandra will provide: Warp chain, weft, additional fabrics, copies of all weave drafts, dyes and other process chemicals.
Participants will need to provide the following materials not supplied above:
Scissors, note taking materials, and zip lock bags to take home any wet samples.
To register for this workshop, or if you have questions, please contact the Guild Vice President by email or phone:
Mary Crabtree, 303-931-7435,
Please indicate your weaving skill level:
Beginner – comfortable with 4-shaft, 3/2 size material, Intermediate – comfortable with 8-shaft, working more than 1 shuttle, Advanced – comfortable with 8-shaft, fine threads, multiple shuttles (2-3)
Also please indicate how many shafts are on your loom at home.

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Preview of Programs and Workshops for 2014-2015

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in News, Programs, Workshops

Preview of Programs and Workshops for 2014-2015

  • Lecture: “Twist, Stretch, and Shrink” (weave structures)
    Workshop: “Ripples, Waves, Bumps, Bubbles, Pleats” (3 day, Sept. 17, 18, 19 on collapse weave)

  • Lecture: “Evolution of a Tapestry Weaver”
    Workshop: “Tapestry Weaving” (2 half days, Oct. 4 and 18)

  • Lecture: “The Story of your Cloth: History and Culture Reflected in Textiles”

  • Lecture: “Connections/Intersections” (a survey of the presenter’s textile art)
    Workshop: to be announced (1 day, Feb. 22, surface design)

  • Lecture: “Master Weaver Certification Program at Hill Institute”
    Workshop: “Deflected Double Weave” (2 days, March 19 and 20)

  • Lecture: “LFN Textiles” (the artist/designer presents on her work and business)
    Workshop: “Interlacing Color” (1 day, date to be determined, color and textile structures)

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Program & Workshop Locations

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Programs, Workshops

Note: In spring, 2014, many workshops will be held at Recycled Lamb instead of TACtile. See Program and Workshop Location for directions and a map to TACtile as well as a map to Recycled Lamb.

Brief summary–Check the descriptions on the Programs & Workshops page for more details.
December: Program and potluck will be at TACtile.
January: Stash sale will be at TACtile. Peg MacMorris’ Intro to Weaving class will be at TACtile.
February: Pamela Bliss’ program and workshop will be at TACtile.
March: Sheila O’Hara’s special lecture Sunday, March 16, will be at the Denver Art Museum. Her workshop will be at Recycled Lamb.
April: Jan Janas’ program and workshop will be at Recycled Lamb.
May: Laura Sims’ program and workshop will be at Recycled Lamb. Liz Spear’s workshop will be at Recycled Lamb.

If you have questions, email or call Carol Garnand ( or another board member.

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September Shuttle Scuttle Available On Line

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in News, Programs, Workshops

Welcome to the new guild year!

The Shuttle Scuttle newsletter is now available on line (see the Newsletter page). You’ll need the new password to get to it. If you didn’t receive the email from our President, Bev Kajko, email or, and we’ll try to figure out what the problem is.

The Programs and Workshops committee has a fine series of programs and workshops for this year– we’ll be weaving baskets, crammed and spaced warps, warps with multiple layers, and Navajo rugs (small ones!). Later, we’ll be learning about painting on silk, marbling, nuno felting and surface design–check out the Programs and Workshops page.

The new yearbook (sometimes called the directory) will be available at the September guild meeting (or will be mailed to those who paid the fee for postage). It’s almost ready for printing and posting on the web page!

The proposed budget for 2013-2014 is available either in the September newsletter or on the web page in the drop down menu under Guild Information. Members will have an opportunity to discuss and vote on it at the September guild meeting.

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Spring Workshops–Some Spaces Still Available

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Workshops

Update on the February and March workshops

Of the two February workshops to be taught by Nadine Sanders, “Warping on a shoestring” is full with a waiting list (see the registration sheet, or talk to the registrar), but her other workshop is open, “Weaving that Sings: The Triple Play”. In this workshop, you can choose from three different threadings that allow designs to be “painted” on your weaving. More information is available on the Programs & Workshops page.

Coming in March, Peggy Doney is teaching two workshops:
“Spinning A Fabulous Yarn”, a one-day workshop in which participants will learn to spin a light and airy yarn as well as designer yarn techniques, and “Triad Dyeing”, a one-day workshop after which participants will take home 198 different samples and colors!!

Sign up today!!

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