For 2020, HWSG has remote-learning opportunities. More information and a schedule are to come.
September 21, 2019
Weavers: Fabric Design and Color Starting from a photo (Nadine Shafer). For the weaving class we will need participants to bring pictures for inspiration, thrums from previous projects to help with color wrapping, and ideas/books for the weaving pattern.
Beginners: Pick a type of garment or choose “recipe” pattern
Advanced: Bring ideas/books; work on fabric design; Gina computer
Spinners: Laurel presenting recycled fibers; decide projects for next 2–3 months. For those interested in participating in the recycled project, we will meet at 1pm (or immediately following the business meeting). We will discuss the idea behind the recycled project and have show and tell of the items the Monday group created. It should only take an hour or so, so those spinners who also want to participate in the weaving or knitting activities you should have time to do both. Let Laurel know if you have any questions before the 21st.
Knitters: Entrelac dish cloth or scarf (Jenny George)
October 19, 2019
Demonstration day and business meeting at the Holter Museum of Art. Help available for garment and pattern decisions (informal discussions).
November 16, 2019
Weavers: Bring pattern for what you want to make and get to know pattern pieces before planning warp, plan warp width and length, plan warp and weft stripes and/or patterns to coordinate with garment, design fabric (Gina will bring computer; help available from experienced weavers)
Spinners: Continue with project set up in September (Laurel Orthmeyer)
Knitters: Socks (Nancy Stender)
December 12, 2019
Christmas party and gift exchange at Annette Cade’s home
January 4, 2020 (ROC Day)
Spinners: will have a formal workshop (Laurel)
Weavers: assistance will be available for winding warps (Joanne Hall)
January 18, 2020
Advanced: Profile drafts (Mary Jean Martin)
Beginners: Assistance available for warping looms (Joanne)
Spinners: continue with Roc Day project
Needleworkers: Tunisian Crochet Part I (Alex Dunkle)
February 15, 2020
Fabric and wet finishing techniques (Sarah Pilgrim)
Needleworkers: Tunisian Crochet Part II (Alex Dunkle)
March 21, 2020
Weavers: Coiled baskets (Milly Dover?).
Garment weavers can work on drawing patterns, layout, and cutting fabric.
Spinners: Continue with projects (Laurel)
Knitters: Brioche (Jenny George)
April 18, 2020
MAWS 2020 workday (Annette). Help available for sewing garments (Goal: fabric off looms, ready to sew)
May 16, 2020
MAWS 2020 workday (Annette). Help available for sewing garments (Goal: final finishing touches to garments)
June 6, 2020
MAWS 2020 workday (Annette)
June 25–28, 2020
Conference: MAWS 2020 Visions in Fiber
June 28–30, 2020
Post-conference workshops MAWS 2020: Visions in Fiber