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.

Upcoming Meetings/Workshops

September 2020

Sept 12, 10am – whenever BLC

Business meeting then Show and Tell

We are excited to see what everyone has been working on. After the meeting members are welcome to stay and socialize and work on projects.

This meeting will be different due to Covid-19. We will be holding the meeting outside under the shelter at the Glaesner. To keep everyone safe we will be practicing social distancing and only paying members are invited at this time. Please bring a chair, your mask, a snack and beverage for yourself and of course your show and tell. Bring something fun to work on while you catch up with other members.

October 2020

Business meeting via Zoom

November 2020

No meeting

December 2020

Dec 8, 6:30 pm – 8pm

Holiday gathering and a special program via Zoom

We have something special planned for you. There will be a special program with a speaker and some fun gifts to share with the members.

To learn more about our speaker and their project visit the link below
 

January 2021

Please join us for a fun zoom meeting on January 12th @7pm.
 
Jessica Pinsky from Praxis in Cleveland OH will be joining us.
 
Here is a little bit about her from  www.praxisfiberworkshop.org
 

Jessica grew up in Akron, Ohio and moved to Cleveland in 2011 after receiving a BFA in Studio Art from New York University in 2006 and an MFA in painting from Boston University in 2009. She began teaching at Cleveland Institute of Art in 2011 and is currently serving as faculty in the Sculpture and Expanded Media department. Together with Cleveland Institute of Art, Jessica founded Praxis Fiber Workshop in June, 2105.

Don’t forget to bring something for show and tell! Hope to see you all there

February 2021

no meeting

March 2021 

Zoom meeting March 9 @ 7pm

Rebecca Low will be giving a program on uses for the blending board. If there is enough interest we can schedule a future workshop. Bring something for show and tell. Hope to see you all there.

April 2021

Join us for a fun Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 7pm on your own computer at home. Martina Celerin is a fiber artist and will be presenting a program on Dimensional Weaving. She will be talking about what this is and how she creates it. After her presentation she will be doing a demo and taking us on a tour of her studio.
Her artwork is created by mixing weaving and needle felting together. We are hoping to have her come and do a workshop for us once we can all get together again safely.
Go check out her website as she has some really cool art pieces there:
www.martinacelerin.com

Hope to see you all at the Zoom meeting!

May 2021

May 8, 10am – whenever BLC
 
“Spinning plant based synthetics”
 
Join us for the May meeting and spin-in on Saturday May 8 from 10am till 2pm. We will be gathering outside on the covered patio at the Glasner Center. 
 
After a short business meeting we will have a guided spin-in. We will be focusing on “Plant based synthetics”. The fibers will be provided along with a booklet to take notes and store your samples in. The plan is to spend about 10-15 minutes on each fiber type. This will include spinning the sample, learning how the fiber is manufactured and the best way to spin it. Shelley Stevens and Kay Bertrand have generously provided the fibers for this spin-in. To be sure that we have enough fiber for this spin in please RSVP with me.  You must be present to participate as we have a limited amount of the fibers.
 
Please bring your spinning wheel with an empty bobbin and sack lunch or snacks. We will not be providing any refreshments or sharing of food. For those of you who are not spinners please feel free to join us and bring something to work on. I’m sure that you will find the information on each fiber interesting.
 

June 2021 

Jun 9, time TBA BLC

Annual Weft Over

 

Rescheduled for April 11-13 2022 due to the pandemic

Jennifer Moore, Workshop

Rainbow Double-Weave

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: 10

Workshop chair : Rebecca Low

 

 

 

2019-2020 Programs (past)

  • October “Continuous Weaving with Antonia Harter”
  • November “Split Shed Beiderwand weaving with Deborah Silver “
  • December Holiday Potluck
  • January “The history of Tatting with Ann Segrest”, Program
  • February
    • “Amy Swanson from June Cashmere”, Program
    • “Favorite Weaves – Round Robin”, Workshop
  • March “Waffle Weave with Barb Gallagher”, Workshop