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

October 26, 2017 -Liz Moncrief

Morning Program - Loom Maintenance, Repair and Restoration – Be Kind to Your Tools

This program provides new and sometimes unknown but relevant information on the care and maintenance of your loom and weaving equipment. Just as fine furniture needs attention, your 'working' equipment is in constant use and deserves your focused consideration. We'll cover loom types, mechanisms, maintenance and repair. Offering solid advice and helpful tips to achieve better outcomes in your weaving.

Liz Moncrief

Website: http://www.aweaversway.com//

During her career as a Forester, Liz also maintained a small business of spinning, weaving, and dyeing and has exhibited several woven pieces in Colorado, Wyoming, and now Washington galleries. In addition to teaching weaving and spinning in Skagit Valley since moving to Washington in 2014, she has also repaired looms and wheels for twenty-some years and revels in bringing an ’old Dame’ back into useful service.


Afternoon Program — Seattle Weavers’ Guild Sale Set-up



November 30, 2017 - Kate Slaminko

Morning Program - Vintage Fashion Show: The History of American Fashion as Represented by the Nation's First Ladies

Afternoon Program — Vintage Hat Show


January 25, 2018 - Pat Spark

Morning Program - Pat Spark - Growth of a Feltmaker

Afternoon Program — Understand and Manipulate the Basics for Creative Design


February 22, 2018 - Jannie Taylor

Morning Program - Echoes and Iridescence: Designing Rainbows

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


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

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