Guild Events

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners: Elegant Threads

Elegant Threads

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners will be hosting their major event of the year packed with handcrafted handwoven clothing, household linens and hand spun yarns. There will be a silent auction, demonstrations of weaving and spinning, a free entry draw, free admission. Please note change of venue.

Qualicum Commons, (formerly Qualicum Elementary School).
744 Primrose Street
Qualicum Beach V9K 1S3

November 22nd and 23rd from 10 am to 5 pm.

Tacoma Weavers’ Guild: Deborah Silver – Split Shed Weaving Workshop and program

Tacoma Weavers’ Guild Presents and Invites You to Attend: Deborah Silver – Split Shed Weaving
Speaking Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Guild meeting around 10 AM; doors open at 9 AM
St Andrews Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th St; Tacoma, WA 98465

Deborah Silver: Split-Shed Tied Beiderwand Workshop
Friday, January 10, 2020: 1-4 (after TWG) and Saturday: January 11: 9-3
$ 50 deposit due by October 30, 2019; balance due in December
Questions? Contact Janet Stanley

Deborah Silver is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She discovered her love of weaving while attending the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Fiber and minoring in Drawing.

Currently, Deborah designs and weaves pieces that combine her interest in tribal imagery with contemporary faces. Her fascination with ethnographic art began when she served as the program chair of the Cuyahoga Weavers Guild. To create a more diverse curriculum, Deborah obtained grant funding, enabling Gilbert “Bobbo” Ahiagble to travel from Ghana. The master kente cloth weaver spent three weeks in Ohio. He lectured, gave demonstrations and taught workshops using traditional kente cloth looms. This marked the beginning of Deborah’s fascination with tribal art, history and symbolism.

Using a split-shed technique, Deborah has transformed a traditional coverlet pattern into a signature method of hand-weaving. All horizontal yarns travel from edge to edge, differentiating this fabric from tapestry. The work is inspired by the increased cross-culturalism in our world, with an emphasis on our collective history. Deborah’s influences are Milton Avery, Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin.

Eugene Weavers’ Guild Annual Fiber Arts Celebration and Holiday Sale

Friday November 29 and Saturday November 30, 10:00-5:00
Sale features handcrafted items by local and regional artists
Celebration includes family friendly activities, demonstrations, refreshments, daily prizes
Raffle to benefit Cafe 60 and Egan Warming Centers
(Holiday Sale continues through December 24)
Eugene Textile Center at their NEW location, 2750 Roosevelt Blvd. Eugene, Oregon 97401
Southwest corner of Hwy 99 and Roosevelt, 541-688-1565

See also and

MAWS Conference

June 25-28, 2020
Post Conference Workshop June 28-30, 2020
Carroll College, Helena, MT.
Sponsored by the Helena Weavers & Spinners Guild