More info to come……
Our Spring meeting will be on Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 10 am until 2 pm. Zoom invite will be sent to reps in April. Looking forward to seeing all of you and hearing of your activities over the last few months.
Winning guilds will receive $500 each, to put towards their fiber education program for 2022.
Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers
Salem Fiberarts Guild
Webfoot Weavers and Fiberarts Guild
Winning guilds will receive $500 each, to put towards their fiber education program for 2021. Congratulations !
Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild
Heritage Textile Arts
Portland Handweavers Guild
Umpqua Weavers Guild
Winning guilds will receive $500 each, to put towards their fiber education program for 2021. (Extended into 2021 for completion due to COVID) Congratulations !
Eugene Weavers Guild
Gorge Handweavers Guild.
Clatsop Weavers & Spinners Guild
Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild
Peacock Feathers Shawl by Corienne Geddes
All kinds of beautiful pieces, from all over Oregon. Thank you, to all who create wonderful items and allow them to travel for Show & Share at each meeting. It is so much fun to see all the creativity.
The Aurora Colony Handspinner’s Guild would like to thank WeGO for a 2018 scholarship.
Our guild was able to have Galina Khmelva teach five classes over 3 days on Orenburg lace.
The funds were used to offset the cost allowing members to take half day classes for $30 and a full day class for $60. 24 students took 84 classes. The classes were:
Spinning the Orenburg Way
The Fundamentals of Orenburg Knitted Lace
Dimensional Stitches Russian/Estonian Style
The Perfect Edge – Knitted Lace Embellishments
Some of the techniques were a stretch but everyone enjoyed the classes and the guild president said, “She even made the Russian History lessons fun and engaging.”
Thank you to WeGO for helping us to put on this great event.
Aurora Colony Handspinner’s Guild Rep
Threadbenders Guild of Union and Baker Counties in Eastern Oregon wish to thank WeGO for the $200 educational grant we were awarded.
The funds were used as part of the payment for the instructor for a Beginning Weaving Workshop held October 12-13-14 at the Baker County Library, which generously provided the use of their meeting room and video setup free of charge.
We had ten participants, the maximum for the class. A few were brand new weavers, others had woven 20 – 30 years ago, but wanted a refresher before getting started again, and a few were active weavers who were self-taught and now wished to find out how an expert approaches things.
The instructor was Vila Cox from Boise – http://warpedandwonderful.com – who had a great program prepared and was quite open to questions, so the class became interactive. After introduction to the subject, Vila started by demonstrating the use of a warping board, then handed out pre-wound warps, so too much class time was not used on that part. The rest of the time alternated between discussion of the next step in warping and then doing it: figuring set; how to slay various sizes of reeds; reading a draft and threading heddles accordingly; tying and winding on to the back beam; tying on to the front and spreading the warp with a header – then finding and fixing errors, almost the most important part, the comment empowerment was heard! Sunday was used to start weaving a twill gamp that could be finished at home.
The workshop was fun with lots of learning and cooperation. Everybody was tired, but had very positive comments when packing up to leave Sunday afternoon.
All in all a great success leading to an enriched guild.