Monday, January 25, 2010

Study Group for Weavers Forming

Fiber Guild meetings cover a wide range of fiber arts as evidenced by our last two meetings -- in November we did some needle felting and in January we had a wonderful winter afternoon around Anne Ball's dining room table exploring bead weaving. We have a contingent of new and experienced handweavers in the guild and since looms are not always very portable it is sometimes difficult for a two hour program to address this group's desires to build their skills beyond an introductory session.

To solve this problem, Michaela, certainly one of the more prolific weavers among us, will convene a study group for weavers to meet at her house, the 1st Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM beginning next week, February 3. The group will meet regularly and the sessions will be progressive, so it is a wonderful opportunity to gain a better grasp of weaving basics, explore weaving techniques in depth, and develop more confidence in our abilities to tackle a variety of projects.

If you are interested, contact Sandy at sandee63@bellsouth.net or contact Michaela directly. Participants should commit to regular attendance, and be willing to complete homework assignments between group sessions. A $10 materials fee will collected at the first session.

In the first session, Michaela will share her ideas for the group and the group will make some choices about topics to include in later sessions. The evening will focus on Warps and Setts.

Thanks to Michaela for offering this group to encourage local weavers to develop more weaving skills and to get to know each other better by meeting together regularly.

1 comment:

Peg in South Carolina said...

Good for you, Michaela. I wish I could be there.