MIDWEST WEAVERS' CONFERENCE 2017
Tinkuy 2017, the Gathering of the Textile Arts in Cusco, Peru, November 8–11, 2017. This international gathering of indigenous textile artisans, textile enthusiasts, art historians, anthropologists, and many others will celebrate the wealth and diversity of our textile traditions, and everyone is invited!
Not only will there be hands-on workshops and opportunities to learn about textile arts from some of the world’s leading experts, this unique conference also helps encourage and empower textile artisans from developing countries who are continuing their traditions, strengthening their communities, and making a future for their families. You cannot imagine the pride in the eyes of a weaver from a tiny village community when she sees hundreds of weavers from around the world gathered to celebrate her traditions—traditions that have been undervalued and all but lost in the weaver’s own society. Not only do the artisan participants come away with new weaving ideas and a new sense of pride, they leave with training to help them make their businesses more successful and sustainable.
For more information:
Next meeting dates:
Bobbin Lace & Tatting - August 26
Felting - TBD
Garment Group - September 19
Long & Skinny - August 8
New Weavers - TBD
Professional Development - TBD
Rigid Heddle - September 9
Spinners & Knitters - October 3
Swedish Weavers - September 1
Tapestry - August 12
Go to the Study Group
pages for more information.
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Weavers' Guild of St. Louis
March 25, 2017
Study Group Fair
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The Weavers' Guild of St. Louis will be hosting the
2018 All Missouri Spin-In
Saturday, April 28th
in Webster Groves, MO
Contact Kay Delassus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weavers Guild Meeting
Saturday August 19, 2017
Brentwood Community Center
Summer is coming to an end already! We start the program year off with the opportunity to find out what our talented members have been up to over the summer. Expect to hear stories of MidWest, see beautiful items created while hiding in the AC during the heat, or see wonderful fiber souvenirs from travels near and far. Expect updates on the All Missouri Spin In and of course the Guild’s Sale in October.
Please note the new addition to our agenda — “Technique Talk”. The plan is to spend 15 minutes or so each month focused on a single, targeted topic that will encourage our best practices to be shared easily. The topic this month is “Thrums — what to do with them” Bring examples and ideas to share.
9:00 - Pre-jury for the October Guild Sale
(be sure and contact Kay Baranowski at least a week prior if you are planning on submitting items to the jury)
9:30 - Coffee and conversation
10:00 - 10:30 Business meeting
10:30 - 11:30 Three minutes of fame — each member is (strongly) encouraged to share items, or fiber stories with the group.
11:30 - noon Technique Talk “Thrums — what to do with them
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