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Programs/Workshops 2014-2015
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Sept. 4, 2014,  10 AM Meeting and Lecture
Beth Coughlin: "The Vavstuga Weaving School"
Beth received an Irene Suyeoka Grant from WGNS in 2013. These funds supported her enrollment in the Drawloom Basics Course at Vavstuga Weaving School in Shelburne Falls, MA. She will present an overview of what she learned and will discuss the various types of drawlooms, their history and what can be woven using a drawloom.



Oct. 2, 2014,  6 PM Meeting and Lecture

Cameron Taylor-Brown: "Color Explorations"

Cameron's lecture will use the Great Master painters to inspire color exploration; plus, she will facilitate a mini-workshop using copies of the Masters.



Nov. 6-9, 2014,  Fine Art of Fiber

Sponsored by the Weavers Guild of the North Shore, Illinois Quilters, Inc., and the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild, the Fine Art of Fiber will be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden to show and sell gorgeous textile-related items. Click on link on the menu at the left.



Dec. 4, 2014,  10 AM  Meeting

As the December meeting follows FAOF, there will be a discussion of the ups and downs, ins and outs of the Sale. So please be present to bring ideas, observations, feedback, etc. to this meeting.


January 8, 2015, 10 AM  Meeting and Program: "Adopt a Native Elder"
The Guild has been supporting this program for many years. Here is a chance to understand more about the spinners and weavers on reservations in the West. We will view a DVD of the program and see how it benefits the Elders with their spinning and weaving skills and how their skills continue a strong tribal culture.


Feb. 5, 2015, 10 AM  Meeting and Lecture

Kris Wray: Shadow Weave

Kris will present her love for and knowledge of the shadow weave structure. We will see her woven pieces, plus you are invited to bring a shadow weave piece that you have woven. More information on Kris's program will be available in the coming months.



March 5, 2015, 10 AM - 4 PM  Meeting and Lecture

Sara von Tresckow: Let's Compare Linen and Hemp

Sara owns Woolgatherers in Fond du Lac, WI, teaches weaving and is an authority on linen and hemp. She will spend the day with us to present a three part program. She will compare properties of linen and hemp, demonstrate preservation of linen and hemp textiles using her Mangle, and she will share a slide show of looms and mills she visited on her travels in Europe.

April 2, 2015, 6 PM Pot Luck

Guild members are invited to bring their favorite dish and textile(!) from their collection and, of course, be prepared to tell the story about how it was acquired.



May 7, 2015, 10 AM  Meeting and Lecture

2-B Weavers: Inspiration from Chicago Architecture

Beverly Atseff and Beverly Savell will explain how they were inspired by architecture in the Windy City. They will include examples of their inspired handwoven pieces, photography, beading and knitting.

May 7, 2015, 1 - 4 PM 

Bev Atseff: "Weaving Chainmaille"

Bev will supply a kit and teach us how to weave a chainmaille bracelet.



June 4, 2015, 10 AM   Annual inventory exchange, plus Extravaganza!





Note: For more details on workshops, write or call Linda Madigan..
This information was correct at the time of writing, but adjustments and variations may occur as the year progresses. Please check your Newsletter for dates.
All programs will be held at Evanston's Unitarian Church unless otherwise indicated. Addresses for this and other locations are on our Home Page.

It is the policy of the Weavers Guild of the North Shore to avoid meeting dates that conflict with any major religious holidays that would affect our members. Members who anticipate such conflicts have the responsibility of letting the Guild president and the program committee chairs know about them, 12 months in advance so that the schedule can be adjusted.

Watch your newsletter each month for details.