Our regular meeting will take place at 10.00 AM, followed by a two and a half day open studio featuring a round robin weaving workshop. We will use the book “Next Steps in Weaving” to inspire the warps for those participating in the round robin, while also taking advantage of our large meeting space to welcome all members and their projects. The cost for this workshop will be to cover the materials used.
Paper Making with Winnie Radolan. Morning program and afternoon mini workshop – topics to be announced soon! We are excited to welcome master papermaker and teacher Winnie Radolan, a nationally known papermaker / artist / educator. Since 1989 she has been involved with papermaking as an art form and educational vehicle. Former Dir. of Papermaking and Education at Hist. RittenhouseTown, she teaches and conducts many workshops locally and nationally for artists of all ages. She is an Artist-in-Residence for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania Councils for the Arts, and teaches at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Winnie is Founding Director of the Guild of Papermakers. Coordinator: Sue Reynolds.
Spinning with Judi Lehrhaupt. Morning program and afternoon mini workshop, topic to be announced soon! HWBC member Judi Lehrhaupt’s interest in fiber arts started about 24 years ago when she began to raise sheep. In 2008, she completed the Ontario Hand Spinners (OHS) study program and in 2016, was awarded the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Master Spinner Certificate. Her teaching experiences include mentoring high school students whose graduation projects involved learning to spin, becoming a fleece judge to help contestants learn how to skirt fleeces for showing, and teaching fiber arts classes at local shops, organizations and in her studio. We are fortunate to have Judi share her expertise as a shepherdess, fleece judge and spinner. Coordinator: Elizabeth Ator.
“Seeing Color in Everything.” Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles will be our guest presenter in advance of her two workshops later in the week. Kathrin has been a full time dyer and weaver since the late 70’s. She particularly enjoys the flow of colors as she combines primary dye colors to make a full color palette for the yarn she dyes and the fabrics she weaves.
While the workshops (2 ½ days on turned taquete for weavers and a one day Saturday workshop for dyers) are fully subscribed, all are welcome to attend this 11 a.m. presentation. Coordinator: Hedy Lyles
Four HWBC members attended the summer Red Stone Glen workshop on Lesser Known Weave structures with Tom Knisely. Dr. Bateman’s Boulevard, Beiderwand, Cannele, Dimity, Quigley -we had a chance to weave samples of these and more! Every is welcome to hear about our favorites and those we were happy to weave once. Presenters: Anna Moser, Barb Hohenwarter, Elizabeth Ator and Lynne Styer.
Join us at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
1207 NJ Route 179 Lambertville NJ 08530 for the annual Sheep Breeders Festival.
Our guild will have a booth at this event where you can see demonstrations and samples of our work. We welcome all folks interested in the fiber arts and hope that you will stop by and see us.
Fleece Workshop with Judi Lehrhaupt
Where: Shepherd's Spiral Studio at Ewe Can Do It
Shetland Sheep Farm
757 Headquarters Road
Ottsville, PA 18942
Pool available for after class relaxation!
Cost $85 for members, $100 for non-members; includes lunch, fleece samples, workbook. Participants are invited to bring fleeces to be evaluated. Email: email@example.com or call 215-801-5652 to register.
Denise Kovnat will be presenting Paint 2 Beam 1, an exciting lecture on how to paint two warps and weave them as one on your loom.
The meeting will be preceded by a 2 and 1/2 day workshop, One Warp, Many Structures with Denise Kovnat. Note that this is a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday afternoon workshop.
Extended parallel threadings offer endless possibilities. In this workshop, designed for advanced beginners and beyond, you will begin with your loom dressed in a two color warp. Drafts will be provided beforehand. Working with a variety of tie-ups and treadlings, you will weave a series of designs in Echo Weave, Turned Taqueté and Rep--and, if you're game to cut off and resley your warp, Double Weave and Shadow Weave. For 4 shaft looms and more. Not a round robin. This workshop will cost between $75 and $150 depending on the number of participants.. To secure your spot, please make out a deposit check to HWBC for $75. The deadline for registration for this workshop is February 28, 2018. Registration willl be closed and the deposit will be non-refundable after February 28, 2018 unless there is someone on the waiting list able to take your place. Registration forms will be available at the monthly meetings. See Hedy Lyles or Lynne Styer.
(2 1/2 days) This is an opportunity for all crafts and all guild memebers who want to participate to get together in self designed workshops or just hand around and spin or knit or weave or hook or hand finish or quilt or crochet, etc. Sign up sheets will be available at the meetings.
Each of the different groups/individuals participating in the February Fiber Sit-In will give a brief overview of what they are planning to do, other than enjoying the company of other fiber folks.
Viewing of the video The Efficient Weaver with Laura Fry. Discover how to weave more efficiently so that you can make the most of your weaving time.
An afternoon workshop will follow the meeting. Chris Applegate will be teaching us how to make the reindeer that have been so popular at our show and sale. Cost is $20 and inclludes the $5 material fee to make two reindeer. The workshop size is limited to the first 15 to submit the registration form and payment. We ask that you make them for your own use, not to sell at our Show and Sale. Sign up forms will be available at the meetings or contact Barb Hohenwarter to register.