Show & Sale
The monthly meetings start with a social time from 7pm to 7:30pm. Meeting business and the program for the month follow at 7:30pm.
The meeting location is the Hessel Park Christian Reform Church at 700 West Kirby in Champaign, Illinois unless otherwise noted.
Exceptions are noted below or announced in the newsletter.
||Show & Tell & Study Group Previews|
What NOT to bring (apologies to Bill Watterson)
1. A bag of dead bugs (unless they show the lifecycle of the silk worm)
2. A stuffed tiger (unless you are making a fur-felted fedora)
3. Terrifying weaponry (unless it has spindle - sharp points and whirling discs)
What TO bring: A bit of your summer's play and a story to go with it. We may not all have the opportunity to show/tell, but after three months absence it will be marvelous to reconnect with our fiber friends.
Study Groups Preview:
Saturday Spinning Group
Wild and Wonderful Weavers
New Groups welcome to form around common interests
|October 8, 2013
||Pricing Your Work - Deborah Fell
Deborah is a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium, who will talk about pricing and SELLING your work - just in time for the Annual Show and Sale.
|November 12, 2013
||Fine Wool Spinning - Fran Smith|
Fran will share tips she learned on spinning fine fiber from a Workshop she attended and will share experiences she's had raising fine wool sheep breeds and working with their fiber.
|December 10, 2013
||Winter Potluck & Teaser for January
Bring food! And your own table service. Enjoy an informal time together.
|January 14, 2014
||Recycling in Fibercraft: History and Contempory Practice
Bring examples from your personal history - rags to rugs: scraps to quilts, frogged sweaters & learn about other ways you can keep useable goods out of the waste cycle.
|February 11, 2014
||Bag-Weaving in the Woodland Native Tradition - Dottie Wolgemuth AND Bourse
Dottie will show and demonstrate these techniques: bagweaving, finger-weaving and spinning. A bourse is an exchange - not only a barter - users will accept cash too! Bring things to sell or donate, pick up someting for yourself.
|March 11, 2014
|| The Urge to Embellish - Jim Zimmer
Drector for Art and History at Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Jim will speak about this exhibition
which examines a basic human impulse - the urge to embellish. He will show pieces constructed with
beeds, ceramic, feathers, fibers, human hair, metal, paper mache, porcelain and wood.
|April 8, 2014
||Weaving Guild of Boston Ratings Program - Sharon Bowles
Sharon will talk about this WGB which talks about critical analysis of work & bestows recognition on weavers meeting the standards for Apprentice, Journeyman, Masters, and Masters Plus.
|May 13, 2014
||Spring potluck and Installation of Officers
Bring Food! And your own table Service. Carpool!
See the 2006/2007,
or the 2012/2013,