Schedule of Programs and Minis for 2010-11


Nov. 4             Tour: Inside the Textile Collection, Dayton Art Institute,

                        6:30 -8:00PM  Meet at the DAI at 6:15


Nov. 9                Irish Linen spinning

                        Lecture and demonstration by Tim Nealeigh


Dec.  11             Saturday Spin in

                        Bring your wheel or spindle, enjoy the camaraderie and spin

                                    12-4PM, Arts & Craft Room, 2nd floor, John Bryan Center


Jan.   11              Adorning Your Handwoven Fabric with Needle felt

                        lecture and demonstration by Esther Belcher


Feb.  8                 Ways to Warp

                                    Back to front, front to back, different systems by experienced member weavers


Feb  27-28             Fiber weekend RETREAT

                        Come for part or all. Work on your project, learn from your peers.

                                    Simon Kenton Inn, 4960 Urbana Rd, Springfield, OH


March              Workshop: Waxed Linen baskets  by Carol WhitE

                                    Materials can be purchased from instructor. Cost is 30.00 for materials. Location to be annpounced.


April   12             Members Fashion Show (open to all members)

                                    Act 1: Fashions for the Body                  Act 2: Fashions for the Home


May  13         Presentation: --Four Harness Weaves------  by Robyn Spady

                        Held at the Beavercreek Firehouse, 2195 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH


Saturday, Sunday

May 14, 15                  The Fab Four : Workshop with Robyn Spady                   Level: Beginner to Advanced

The Beatles are not the only “Fab Four”.  Four-shaft looms are fabulous and frequently underestimated for their potential and versatility.  Much of this value can be found in uncommon weave structures that are capable of producing distinctive and remarkable results. The workshop begins with introductory review of each of the 12 different four-shaft weave structures that covered during the workshop. In this round robin workshop, weave structures explored include: diversified plain weave, integrated plain weave, swivel, single block bead leno, corduroy, Bedford cord, deflected supplementary warp and cannelé.


June 14                 Guild Picnic and Weft-over sale

                        Members sell and buy excess yarns, equipment, magazines and books.