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


Summer Program July 26th, 2018 10am - 2 pm - Amy Green

Felted Animals

Learn how to turn roving into a 3-dimensional figure! In this class you will be provided with all the tools and materials you will need along with instructions on how to make a small animal (or other figure) out of simple wool roving and a felting needle. The instructor, Amy Green, is a gifted needle felter and has taught this class several times. She will provide you with an understanding of how the technique works, great tips and advice, and some creative encouragement. A kit fee of $15 (payable to instructor on day of class) includes (2) felting needles, a foam pad, misc. aids, and enough roving to complete (1) small animal or figure of your choosing, as well as a written overview.


Amy Green is a life-long fiber enthusiast, with a love of knitting, weaving, spinning, and needle felting. If pushed to pick a favorite, she says it's whatever she's currently working on!. Amy is in her fourth year as Executive Director at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner and before that was the Operations and Technology Director at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM for six years. Self-taught, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love of needle felting with others, having taught felting classes to kindergarteners up to adults many times. Amy is also a member of both the Skagit Valley Weavers Guild and the Whidbey Island Weavers Guild.

Registration: To register, contact Patrice Riordan or call 206-779-9402 by July 13th.

Directions: A site map and driving directions can be found here. Parking is available - but be sure not to park in a boat trailer spot - or you may be ticketed.

What to bring: Bring lunch and beverages if desired. There is no running water or electicity at the site. And portable restrooms are all that are available. Questions? - Contact Patrice Riordan.



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
February Jannie Taylor Morning Echoes and Iridescence: Designing Rainbows
Afternoon Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Tied Weaves, But Were Afraid to Ask
March Sarah Fortin Morning The Design Process - From Inspiration to Finished Project
Afternoon Shadow Weave in Polychrome
April Kris Abshire Morning Esoteric Cloth
Afternoon Plaid Llama Sale
May Ruby Leslie Morning Lost in Translation...or Why Color Theories Don't Guarantee Good Cloth--Part 1
Afternoon Lost in Translation...or Why Color Theories Don't Guarantee Good Cloth--Part 2

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 Flora Carlile Kovacs   Make a Felted Pouch