*Not all events listed are hosted or sponsored by WWG.
Jan 18 Textile Touring in India with M. Olsen and S. Ward
Feb 1 *Interlacements
Feb 15 Displaying Textiles, Cyanotype Tapestry
March 10-12 *Early American Weaving
March 21 Wrapped in History with Linda Gettmann
May 1, 2, 3 Color Confidence Workshop
...see below for details...
January 18, 2020 – Textile Touring in India with Marilyn Olsen and Sheri Ward
February 1, 2020 - Interlacements
The documentary Interlacements will be shown at the Jansen Art Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 4 pm. This movie was produced by Marilyn Romatka, a fiber artist and long-time friend of the Jansen Textile Studio, and her husband Rainer. They will be present to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.
The film highlights the connections made through the fiber arts: the Seattle Weavers Guild and the Seattle Children's hospital, the deep emotional pull of a finely made rug by Marji Fiddler, more about John Beard and the wonderful robes he has made in the tradition of coastal native people, the link between a guitar player and the woman who made his guitar strap, and our very own local group of weavers who have had long and enduring friendships through their fiber interests.
Come see it. This is a new take on hand-weaving, focusing not on how threads come together, but rather how lives are joined when people are touched by cloth.
Admission is by donation.
February 15, 2020 – The Bellingham Tapestry Project with Renee Sherrer of Social Fabric
Renee will discuss the Bellingham Tapestry Project, which features historical photographs transferred onto linen twill via a cyanotype process. She plans to display these tapestries locally, perhaps at City Hall, the Whatcom Museum and other venues which value Bellingham’s history.
March 10-12, 10 am – 5 pm - EARLY AMERICAN WEAVING with Laurie Duxbury
As Europeans moved to America, they brought their textile traditions with them. In this class we’ll weave a variety of textiles that were in common use in the 18th century. Each student will come with a pre-warped four harness loom. The instructor will provide the warping instructions and materials list beforehand. Students will weave a collection of samples in round-robin style. Students must be able to warp a loom and weave independently. The instructor will provide a list of materials to bring.
For this class, registration is $295, $265.50 for Jansen Art Center members, and there is a materials fee of $5.
The Inn at Lynden will have special room rates available for workshop participants. Please call the Inn at 360-746-8597 for reservations and let them know you are part of the workshop. More information about the Inn can be found here.
More information about this workshop is on the Jansen Art Center website.
March 21, 2020 – Wrapped in History with Linda Gettmann
A review of historical weaving from one of the participants in ANWG’s project “Wrapped in History.”
April 18, 2020 – Double Weave on Warp-Weighted Looms with Kay Larsen
This will be a slide presentation on the use of traditional Viking warp-weighted looms to produce double woven coverlets. The presentation will be accompanied by woven samples and a warp-weighted loom for demonstration.
May 1, 2, 3, 2020 - Whatcom Weavers Guild Color Confidence Workshop
This is a workshop suitable and beneficial for beginning to advanced weavers.
Sign up & questions via email to Sharon Allen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will explore color compositions, learn how weave structures impact color interaction and discover fresh ideas for developing color studies. This workshop is a combination of presentation, discussion, and weaving; it is not a round robin workshop. Students will complete the workshop with a greater understanding of how colors interact in woven cloth. They will know how to sample effectively and how to evaluate ideas for cloth using their sample color combinations. They will leave the workshop with woven samples and confidence in their own creativity and ability to work successfully with color.