March meeting: Mary Burns “Women and Water, A Global Exhibit”
Mary Burns, a northern Wisconsin weaver, creates detailed works on a digital jacquard loom. The weaving projects to be discussed represent women who have advocated, celebrated, and protected water. She hopes her work can inspire others to work to protect water. See some background here.
March 20, 2023 – 7 pm (Zoom and in-person hybrid meeting).
New or prospective members are most welcome. Come join us! We would love to meet you.
- Artful Felt at the Library, an Exhibit by the Madison Area Felters’ Guild at the Sequoya Library, Madison, WI, April 5 to May 30, 2023. View 50 original handmade items made by 22 artists demonstrating a wide variety of feltmaking techniques and uses of wool. All are made from a variety of sheep’s wool using felting methods that go back thousands of years to turn wool fleece into felt. Attend demonstrations of various feltmaking methods by the exhibiting artists, participate in beginning felting classes and visit the Sequoya Squares interactive display to make your own art. Come away with an appreciation for how felted wool can be used to make art. Many of the pieces on display are for sale. Sequoya Library is at the corner of Midvale and Tokay Blvds. Find more information at the Sequoya events calendar.
- What is a Career in Textiles? The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.‘s (HGA) two-day online symposium spotlights leading professional and industry trend setters, sharing their experiences and providing insights on the diverse and changing landscape of textiles and fiber art. The symposium is open to all, but is geared towards young professionals, recent graduates, and students. Register here.
- The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) seeks volunteers to serve on the Convergence® 2024 (July 11-17) Steering Committee. If you are interested, apply here.
- POT HOLDERS: Please bring any remaining pot holders to the March meeting —Pat Bullen
- Equipment Policy The new procedure for borrowing Guild equipment can be seen on the Members Only page.
- Interesting Reading: Pantone’s Color of the Year:Magenta https://kddandco.com/2023/01/06/magenta-matters/
- Winter Events and Calls For Art at Overture Gallery. The deadline for applications is March 20. https://e.wordfly.com/view?sid=OTk5XzExMjE0XzMwMTg0N183MDUy&l=c0bc67ba-f58d-ed11-a82c-0050569d9d1d&utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=galleries%202223&utm_content=version_A&promo=15541
- ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE We had a very successful sale this year. If you are interested in selling your work in 2023, stay tuned for information.
- Here is a new podcast that many members will appreciate. https://fibershed.org/programs/education-advocacy/weaving-voices-podcast/
- DEMONSTRATIONS: Our guild has been asked to demonstrate weaving at several area events in the fall. Details are in the September newsletter.
- WEAVE A REAL PEACE (WARP) was founded in 1992 at Weaver’s Convergence as a community of textile people who worked with artisans all over the world in fair trade or development work. They present monthly online panel discussions that are free and open to all (see https://weavearealpeace.wildapricot.org/events).
- The 2023 Midwest Weavers conference, Confluence of Threads will be hosted by the Des Moines Weavers and Spinners Guild, June 12-17, 2023. A preliminary Class Schedule is listed at https://midwestweavers.org. Registration opens January 2023.
- The Wisconsin Handweavers Inc. is hoping to host the 2025 Midwest Weavers Conference, probably in the Milwaukee area. Planning is just getting underway. Send ideas about workshops, speakers, teachers, venders etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our meetings are on the third Monday of the month,
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Oakwood Village University Woods
6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53507