Meetings and workshop locations
JBC – John Bryan Community Center
100 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 on the 2nd floor at the large two door room toward the front of the building. Our Library is kept here in the smaller room next door.
BLC – Bethel Lutheran Church, at their Glaesner Community Center Hall next-door.
2731 W Jackson Rd, Springfield, OH 45502 At the corner of Hwy 68 (Springfield/Xenia Rd.) and Jackson Rd. in Hustead, OH in sight of Young’s Golden Jersey Inn restaurant across the street.
Nov 15, 7pm BLC
Deborah Silver, Program
Deborah Silver will show us examples of Beiderwand Split Shed weaves and explain how it is made.
This workshop will teach the basics of split-shed weaving using a variation of the beiderwand pattern. This type of weaving uses four shafts, five treadles, and three weft yarns which all travel from selvedge to selvedge. Students will learn how to produce shading with yam in order to create dimensional-looking imagery. They will also learn how to make and use a cartoon on cloth that will advance with the warp and will not crinkle when beating. Although this workshop can be done on a table loom, I suggest that students use a floor loom (with foot treadles) if possible as it speeds up the weaving process.
$78 WGMV members / $103 non-members
$10 Materials Fee if needed
Workshop Chair : Shelley Stevens
Dec 10, 7pmBLC
Bring a dish to share. Also bring canned goods to donate to the local food pantry.
Setup will start at 6pm. We will eat at 7pm.
We have some great door prizes from our supporting vendors! Hope to see you there!
Jan 14, 7pm JBC
“The history of Tatting with Ann Segrest”, Program
After our meeting we will host Ann Siegrest, a renowned local tatter who will give a program on the history of tatting and show examples of this lace work and how it is made with a shuttle.
Feb 14, 7pm BLC
“Amy Swanson from June Cashmere”, Program
Amy Swanson will share the story of June Cashmere, a yarn company based out of Columbus, OH. Founded by Sy Belohlavek, a Columbus native, June Cashmere works directly with shepherd families in Kyrgyzstan toward the ethical and sustainable production of cashmere, paying these families fair value for their cashmere. Learn about Kyrgyzstan’s fiber and textile history, its economic state today, and how June Cashmere’s work enables economic development in Kyrgyzstan. Also learn about Kyrgyz weaving and other traditional textile arts as carried out by Kyrgyz women. Finally, should the time change allow, ask questions directly of founder Sy Belohlavek as we call in live to him in the capital of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he lives full time.
Amy serves as June Cashmere’s Operations and Creative Director and as an investor in the company. A maker from a young age, Amy left her career in academia, where she researched second language acquisition, to pursue her first love of textiles. Amy knits, sews, spins a little, and has a floor loom on every floor of her house. Past president of the Central Ohio Weaver and Fiber Arts Guild, Amy is collaborating on an inspirational weaving book (to be published in 2020) that celebrates 80 plus years of the Guild’s history.
Feb 15-16 time TBA BLC
Favorite Weaves – Round Robin Workshop
Mar 13, 7pm BLC
Mar 14, time TBA BLC
“Waffle Weave with Barb Gallagher”, Workshop
Waffle Weave is a 3 dimensional fabric formed by threads that float in both the warp and the weft. Students using a 4-shaft loom/rigid heddle will weave a small sampler using several threadings and/or treadlings for maximum sampling. Rigid heddle weavers will set up a project and their sampler will show several ways to achieve the floats. 8/2 cotton of your choice.
$55 WGMV members / $85 non-members
$5 materials fee
Class limit 15
Workshop chair : Ellen Ottoson
April 2020 No meetings or workshops due to COVID-19
Apr 14, 7pm JBC
“Using a blending board with Rebecca Low”, Program
Rebecca Low will teach us how she blends fibers & colors on a blending board to use for spinning and/or felting.
May 11-13, BLC
Rescheduled March 27-29 2021
Jennifer Moore, Workshop
This is perhaps the ultimate color sampler! You will begin by winding a warp and setting up your loom according to Jennifer’s system and bringing it to the workshop. A basic 2-layered structure will enable you to mix and match your colors, creating an amazing array of color mix-tures. As you weave and your warp colors move past each other, you will experience a visual feast of iridescence and moire’. We will also experiment with single-layered structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create on this versatile warp. Those set up for 2 blocks on 8 shafts will also be able to explore an unlimited range of block combinations.
This sampler will provide a remarkable education in color theory and how optical mixtures work in weaving, as well as serve as a great source of inspiration for future weaving projects.
Jennifer Moore comes to us from Santa Fe, New Mexico where her studio is. She has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. Her works have specialized in exploring the relationships between the mathematics of music and weaving in her double-weave wall-hangings. Her works have hung in large business buildings and in an embassy. She travels throughout the world giving lectures and workshops in weaving and design. She is the author of The Weavers Studio: Doubleweave. She has a website: www.doubleweaver.com
$190 WGMV members / $215 non-members
$10 Materials fee
Class limit: 20
Workshop chair : Rebecca Low
June 2020 No meetings or workshops due to COVID-19
Jun 9, 6pm BLC
Annual Weft Over Picnic
2019-2020 Programs (past)
- October 8 – “Continuous Weaving with Antonia Harter”
- November 16 – “Split Shed Beiderwand weaving with Deborah Silver “