Workshop: May 5-6, 2018

posted Aug 31, 2017, 8:58 AM by CWSG Webmaster   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 9:05 AM ]

Learn Tablet Weaving with John Mullarkey. John is the guru of tablet weaving, designer of looms, and author of several books.  And he is coming to Columbia!  This two-day workshop – designed for beginners – will give you the knowledge and tools you need to create beautiful designs. On the first day, he will teach us the basics: how to read and design drafts, set up cards, weave and finish a friendship bracelet.  Along the way he’ll talk about avoiding common pitfalls and share tips and tricks for weaving perfect bands.  On day two we’ll learn how to weave diagonal patters, also called “Egyptian” Diagonals. John will teach us how to set up a circular warp, and use two packs of cards to create diagonal designs. No previous tablet weaving experience is needed to take this workshop. Participants will receive a set of 20 cards and a shuttle. The workshop is limited to 16 participants.  More details, including registration costs, to come.

New Meeting Time

posted Aug 31, 2017, 8:57 AM by CWSG Webmaster   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 9:07 AM ]

Beginning September 2017 our meetings will run from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Monthly Meetings 2017-2018

posted Sep 12, 2016, 4:52 PM by CWSG Webmaster   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 9:04 AM ]

September 19: Midwest Magic & Summer Show and Tell – Guild members who attended the Midwest Weavers Conference in June will share their experiences. All members are encouraged to bring their summer projects to show and tell.

October 17: The Business of Art – Have you ever thought about turning your fiber art hobby into a business?  Where do you start? How to you market your products? How much should you charge? A panel from the newly created study group, The Business of Art, will answer these questions and more.

November 21: Holiday Exhibition and Sale Review – This is the 28th year of the Guild's signature exhibition. This month we will share highlights of this year's HES and discuss ideas for next year.

December 19: Celebrate the season at our annual Christmas Party and gift exchange.

January 16, 2018: – Beyond the Workshop – You’ve been to a workshop and learned new skills, but now what? Members of the More than Four Study group will share ways they have applied new learning to their work.

February 20: Hands on Rug Hooking – Eleanor Barrett and others will demonstrate rug hooking techniques and offer a hands-on session.

March 20: The 8000-Year-Old Shoes – A pair of sandals dating back 8000 years were found in a cave in Missouri. Candace Sall, Associate Curator of the Museum of Anthropology, will tell us all about them. Candace will also take us on a tour of the museum on a date yet to be determined.

April 17: The Sky’s the Limit; Design on Four Shafts – Nancy Elliott and Ginny Wallace attended classes at the Midwest Weavers Conference that pushed the boundaries of design for weaving on a 4-shaft loom. Computer design software and samples will be used to teach new techniques. 

May 15: Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Textile and Apparel Management, will present a program about one of her areas of research, sustainable production and consumption of textiles and apparel. Her other areas of research include moral responsibility of corporate sustainability, global supply chain and sourcing strategies, and firm/industry identity issues.

June 19 – Annual guild picnic, location to be announced later.

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