Coming Events is always a fun topic. Spring Term ends June 2, 2016 and everyone will be at the potluck as noon. New Coming Events will be found as the year progresses. Here is what we have so far.
Summer Term is usually a time for studio work and vacation, but this year we are having 2 workshops! Details will follow, but right now you can make plans to attend one of them. Let us know if you are interested so we can save you a space.
July 13-15 are the dates for the 3-day INKLE LOOM workshop taught by Phoebe McAfee. Phoebe will have looms, materials and patterns galore for your use. If you are interested and need to borrow a loom, we will try to find one, but otherwise, it isn’t too early to start shopping for your very own, or even building one. This workshop is full, but you can get on the waiting list.
August 1-5, Monday through Friday will be the time that Kevynne Layne, assisted by Natalie Novak, will teach a 5-day Navajo style weaving workshop. Students will use a small loom and weave an 8×10 sampler from beginning to end. The cost will be $200 for the workshop, plus materials. Students will purchase warp and weft at the workshop. Looms, forks and batten will be available for use for class and for purchase afterward. These small looms will cost between $30 and $50, depending on size and materials. The forks and battens will be about $25. Class limited to 8 students.
Members of the Damascus Fiber Arts School are working on a selfie project. Participating members are each weaving a 6″ x 6″ tapestry that is either a face or a tapestry that makes the viewer think of that person. These tapestries will be sent to the American Tapestry Alliance unjuried small format exhibit. This year that show will be at the Milwaukee City Library, in Wisconsin during the Handweavers Guilds of America Convergence. The dates are July 26 to August 11, 2016. ATA Small Format Unjuried Show