March 17th ~ Sue Perron will present Fibres on the Wild Side. PostponedWhen walking in a natural area, we breathe in the freshness of the land. Fibres surround us. We may not yet be familiar with the sources, but Indigenous Peoples have used them for many years. Many lessons were learned from the Elders in their communities, including: understanding protocols for collecting, understanding the collection times, recognizing the plants, collecting the plant materials, extracting the rough fibre, preparing the fibre for use, and using the fibres for many traditional uses. Fibre sources and uses were varied from location to location. Interesting as well, the fibre sources were often used for other purposes such as food, medicine, dyes, adornment, and technical purposes. This presentation will mention some of the history, uses and interesting stories about various local fibre plants. There will be a selection of local plant samples available to examine and handle.
March 23rd ~ Weave Study Group ~ First Impressions Postponed
March 31st~ Needle Felt a Bunny for Easter Postponed
April 28th~ Sue Perron will present Ceinture Fleche: a Brief Walk Through History. PostponedSashes, belts and tumplines have been in use for many years by Indigenous Peoples and Europeans. The story of the Ceinture Fleché, also known as the Assumption Sash, speaks of tradition, colonialization, of cottage industry, of the fur trade, the buffalo hunts, of political unrest, of rebellion and diaspora. It also speaks of weaving expertise, of hard work, dedication, commerce, resilience, re-emergence and pride. This presentation will mention the story of the Ceinture Fleché, Coventry sash, and the ceremonial sashes seen today. Some of the weaving processes related to the sash will be discussed. There will be materials displayed and opportunity to try some basic finger weaving techniques.
September 19th & 20th ~ Mary Lessman will be teaching a Beginner’s Spinning Workshop Cancelled for our new spinners and those to want to brush up on their techniques. We will use some of the fleeces we washed. More info to come.
Back to Basics’ Movie Nights, the last Tuesday Drop-In of each month. Postponed
And lots more to come.
March 10th, 2020 Guild Business Meeting
March 8th, 2020 Carding and Combing Fleece
February 22nd & 23rd, 2020 Laura Fry will be teaching a second Beginner’s Weaving Workshop.
February 15th & 16th, 2020 Laura Fry will be teaching a Beginner’s Weaving Workshop.
January 25th & 26th, 2020 Mary Lessman will be teaching a Natural Dyeing Workshop. Some of us are busy collecting marigold and Calendula petals and other vegetation.
December 10th, 2019 starting at 6:00pm is our Annual Christmas Social and Gift Exchange.
November 30th & December 1st, 2019 is our Annual Guild Sale.