Olds College is now offering the Level 1 course of the Master Weaver Program (the first year of their 4 year series) as an Off Campus class in Tenino WA (about 15 miles south of Olympia). The course is scheduled for the week of April 30-May 4, 2018. The class size is from 8(min) to 12 (max) participants.
Olds College, based in Calgary, Alberta, is one of the few Colleges in North America offering textile classes; Master Spinning and Master Weaving classes among them.
The course is 5 days of face to face workshops and 125-175 hours of independent study on homework assignments. Completion of this year long study allows one to progress to Levels 2 and subsequently 3 and 4. For more details see https://oldscollege.ca/programs/continuing-education/fibre-arts
Tuition for Level 1 is $850 Canadian, approximately $695 US dollars. Participants can register at https://oldscollegece.augusoft.net/
Registration will close on March 30th, 2018
Umpqua Fiber Fest 2018, a Celebration of Fibers
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
1771 W. Harvard Ave. Roseburg OR
Free for all ages
The Umpqua Weavers and Spinners Guild present Umpqua Fiber Fest 2018! Mark your calendars for April 28th, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the free community event. From animal fibers to yarn, thread and cloth, this event celebrates the farmers, artisans and crafters who raise the fibers and render them into beautiful finished products. All day weaving and spinning demonstrations, educational opportunities and free and low cost fiber crafting activities for all ages and skill levels. Special guest speakers, ‘Above the Fray’, a ‘Children’s Story and Fiber Discovery Tour’ and a wide variety of fiber and textile vendors to enjoy. This year’s Fiber Fest coincides with the Umpqua Valley Farmer’s Market at the Roseburg First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, located at 1771 W. Harvard Ave in Roseburg. Join us, rain or shine!
For more information, email email@example.com.
April 26 – 28, 2018
Hosted By: Cross Border Weavers Guild, Colville WA
Location: Stevens County Fairgrounds in Colville, WA
In this round robin workshop participants will explore what can be done with multiple layers of cloth on both a 4- and 8-shaft loom. We will weave samples and study the theory behind a variety of structures including the following: 4-Shaft– 4-Color Sampler, 4-Color Block Rotation, Double-block Layer Exchange, Tubular Log Cabin, Overshot-Patterned Doubleweave 8-Shaft- 4-Layer Weaves, Folded Twill Cloth, Decorative Stitching, Checkerboard, Windows, Two Double-blocks, Twill Pick-up, Block Pick-up.
Link to Jennifer’s website: http://www.doubleweaver.com
Students will bring a 4-shaft or 8-shaft table or floor loom warped according to instructions.
Registration for non-Cross Border Guild members starts on January 21, 2018.
$200 non-refundable! No deposit to hold your place.
Contact/questions/info: Christine Bunnell: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean Lavell: email@example.com
Saturday and Sunday April 7 and 8, 2018
10am to 4pm, Oak Harbor High School
#1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor WA 98277
Two day admission $15 with optional fiber packet available for $10
Featured Spinner: Judith MacKenzie
Saturday – Spinning Demonstration
Sunday – Spinning Workshop
Along with your wheel or spindle, please bring:
1 or more of the following: Lazy Kate, ball winder or nostepinne
Lots of wonderful Vendors!
Please bring your lunch and, if you’d like, some snacks to share
For more information see
Weaving Guilds of Oregon Traveling Exhibit
Check the website http://www.wegoregon.org/travelingshows to confirm and get updates on dates, open hours and reception times
January 8—February 27
Central Oregon Community College, Barber Library, Bend, OR
Reception: January 14, 2-4 pm.
March 5—April 27, 2018
Marylhurst University Library, Streff Gallery, Marylhurst College, Lake Oswego, OR
May 4—June 28, 2018
Umpqua Community Art Center, Roseburg, OR
Reception: May 4, 2018, 5-7 pm
July 5—September 6, 2018
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR
Reception: July 6, 5:30-8 pm
Late September — Late December, 2018
Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, OR
Big Sky, MT
June 12-17, 2018
Important Date Change:
Registration for the Under the Big Sky Conference will begin JANUARY 18.
Online reservation: bozemanweaversguild.org/maws-2018/
“The Sky’s The Limit” The Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners (MAWS) will hold its biennial conference at Big Sky, MT, June 12-17, 2018. The Bozeman Weavers Guild (BWG), the host for the 2018 conference, is happy to be able to welcome participants to find inspiration in our beautiful corner of southwest Montana.
The conference colors for MAWS 2018 are inspired by our beautiful Montana Sky – blue, silver, golden yellow and coral.
Headlining instructors include Jason Collingwood, Jane Patrick and Linda Hartshorn. These artists will lead workshops on weaving and dyeing while regional instructors will share expertise on these and other fiber arts disciplines including spinning, felting, knitting and basketry. Participants can choose to hone existing skills and/or try something brand new. Class descriptions are posted on the website and registration will open in mid-January, 2018.
In addition to a wonderful selection of classes, there will be a variety of events including:
“Reach for the Stars: Fiber Artistry in the Big Sky” – The 2018 MAWS Open show will be hosted by the Helena Weavers and Spinners Guild. Display your artistry and enter fiber and/or ‘square peg’ creations made since the last MAWS conference. Information on categories and the guidelines for the open show are available on the website.
“True Colors of the Big Sky” Fashion Show – The Billings Weavers and Spinners will be hosting the open show and the 2018 show will be category and competition free. To help the show flow and to be well organized, the Billings Weavers Guild would like entries to be submitted by June 5th. Details and the entry form are available on the website.
Conference Exchange Items – Everyone is invited to participate in The Sky’s the Limit! conference exchange. Bring a handwoven tea towel or a handspun skein for the exchange! Your towels and skeins will be displayed until, at the end of the conference, some lucky attendee will take home your ‘gift’ and you will receive a towel or skein in exchange.
The BWG invites everyone to make plans to come weave, spin, dye, felt and knit with us under the Big Sky! Additional and updated information on the 2018 MAWS conference is available on the BWG website: www.bozemanweaversguild.org/maws-2018