Programs

Anemone by Marilyn Moore

The Seattle Weavers' Guild meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, with exceptions for holidays and the summer break. If you are interested in guild membership or a particular program we invite you to join us. Visitors are always welcome. Meetings are located in Bloedel Hall, behind St. Mark's Cathedral: 1245 10th Ave East, Seattle, WA.

The meeting starts at 10am, followed by "Hot Off the Loom" (members exhibit their latest work), and the morning program. Program speakers typically bring woven samples to accompany their talks, which are displayed on tables in front of the stage. After a lunch break at noon, the afternoon program follows, sometimes a hands-on project.

  • 9am - 2pm - Library open (SWG members may check out materials)
  • 10am to 12 noon - Business Meeting, "Hot Off the Loom", Morning Program
  • 12 noon - Lunch
  • 1pm to 2pm - Afternoon program

For more information about Seattle Weavers' Guild Programs, contact programs@seattleweaversguild.com

Photo by Marilyn Moore

February 22, 2018 - Jannie Taylor

Morning Program - Echoes and Iridescence: Designing Rainbows

Even a brief look through Marian Stubenitsky’s amazing book, "Weaving with Echo & Iris" will leave most weavers breathless. The next thought is usually “I want to weave that!” and then comes the reality check – OMG this is really complicated!

That’s when your weaving software comes to the rescue. In “Echoes & Iridescence: Designing Rainbows”, I’ll demonstrate several ways to let your weaving software do the heavy lifting in the design process. We’ll look at everything from expanding, mirroring and/or advancing a basic design line to applying the line to a network; from crafting a multi-structure liftplan to adding echoes in a multitude of colors. Learning to use your weaving software more effectively will leave you more time to do the weaving and for accepting compliments.

(FYI: Marion Stubenitsky, the author of Weaving with Echo & Iris, has graciously given me her permission to teach classes based on the design concepts found in her book.)


Afternoon Program — Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Tied Weaves, But Were Afraid to Ask


If you’ve been weaving for a while, you’ve probably dabbled with a little Summer & Winter and maybe even tried some Double 2-tie Unit Weave. This is a good start, but hardly scratches the surface of the amazing world of Tied-Weaves. Learn how weaving software can make the design process fun and easy.


Jannie Taylor

My fascination with textiles and handweaving began in the heady 1970’s and has only increased in the intervening years. Sitting at my loom, throwing the shuttle and watching the amazing process of threads being interlaced into a textile that began as an idea in my head is still, after all these years, a joyful and amazing experience.

My philosophy as a teacher is to meet each student at their own level and help them achieve their goals in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. My goal is to provide weavers with the tools they need to turn their ideas into woven reality.

March 22, 2018 - Sarah Fortin

Morning Program - The Design Process - From Inspiration to Finished Project

Afternoon Program — Shadow Weave in Polychrome


April 26, 2018 - Kris Abshire

Morning Program - Esoteric Cloth

Afternoon Program - Plaid Llama Sale


May 24, 2018 - Ruby Leslie

Morning Program - Lost in Translation...or Why Color Theories Don't Guarantee Good Cloth

Afternoon Program — TBD




Past Programs

2017 - 2018

September

Rosalie Neilson Morning The Power of Blocks
Afternoon Kumihimo – From Defense to Decoration
October Teresa Ruch Morning Inspiration From Commercial Textiles
November Children's Hospital Volunteers Morning Vintage Fashion Show: The History of American Fashion as Represented by the Nation's First Ladies
Afternoon Vintage Hat Show
January Pat Spark Morning Pat Spark - Growth of a Feltmaker
Afternoon Felt-Understand and Manipulate the Basics for Creative Design

2016 - 2017

September

Jane Stafford Morning Jane's Big Adventure to India
Afternoon Jane's Big Adventure to Africa
October Marilyn Moore Morning Wire as Fiber: Where Inspiration Meets Technique, Color, Form and Texture
December Robyn Spady Morning Couture Passementerie Through the Eyes of a Fiber Artist
Afternoon How to Create Couture Braids
January Kelly Marshall Morning Weaving by Design
Afternoon Designing in Rep
February Kathrin Weber Morning Seeing Color in Everything
Afternoon From Thread to Fabric
March Anastasia Azure Morning Dimensional Double-Cloth
Afternoon Weaving with Fishing Line
April Barbara Herbster Morning Understanding Supplementary Warp: Creating and Developing Designs for Handwoven Cloth
Afternoon LENO Yesterday’s Design, Today’s Application
May Elizabeth Buckley Morning From Idea to Woven Form
Afternoon The Element of Light in Tapestry
Summer Kathleen Carpenter Locker Hooking

2015 - 2016

September

Sarah H. Jackson Morning One Thread at a Time; A Weaver's Journey
Afternoon Sample is Not a Four-Letter Word!
October Anita Osterhaug Morning Weaving in the Digital Age
December Melanie Burgess Morning The Art of Costume Design and Fabric Modification
Marcy Johnson Afternoon Wheat Ornaments
January Giovanna Imperia Morning Weaving with Unusual Materials
Afternoon Braiding with Wire
February Jette Vandermeiden Morning The Noble Napkin
Afternoon Blocks and Profiles
March JoAnn Bachelder Morning Towels: Transcending Tradition
Afternoon Transcending Tradition continued
April Sandra Swarbrick Morning John Landes Sample Project
Afternoon Plaid Llama Sale
May Inge Dam Morning Fashion Show
Afternoon Threading and Turning Defined Patterns
Summer Kathleen M Hewitt with Barbara B. Suess Temari - Long Live the Chrysanthemum!

2014 - 2015

September

Elaine Palmer Morning The Making of ‘Interlaced’
Afternoon Photographing and Styling Handwovens
October Polly Adams Sutton Morning Sardinian Basketry
December Jan Paul Morning The Art of Japanese Paper Weaving
Marilyn Romatka Afternoon Baumschmuck ‘Tree Jewelry’
January Madelyn van der Hoogt Morning On the Shoulders of Giants
Afternoon Tips and Tricks for Weavers
February Tien Chiu Morning Evolving Designs
Afternoon Wedding Adventures
March Dianne Totten Morning Cone to Clothing
Afternoon Commenting on Crimp
April Daryl Lancaster Morning Parallel Threads that Parallel Life
Afternoon Color and Inspiration
May John Marshall Morning Dealing with What's Been Dealt
Afternoon Treasure and More Treasures: John Marshall Trunk Show
Summer Flóra Carlile Kovács   Make a Felted Pouch