January meeting: Connie Lippart “Tapestry Wedge Weaving”
Wedge weave is a unique weave structure practiced by the Navajo in the late 1800’s from about 1870 to 1890. It is unusual, not only for the short length of time it was practiced, but also for its structural difference from traditional Navajo weaving.
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New or prospective members are most welcome. Come join us! We would love to meet you.
Fine art and Craft Sale at Olbrich Gardens: February 11 and 12, 2023 Sponsored by the Madison Weavers Guild. https://www.fineartandcraftsale.com
- Be an ambassador for the guild! We especially like to have the guild information table in the lobby covered for the entire show. This is where we have people learn a little about the guild, have them sign up to find out about the meetings, for instruction, newsletter, and other interests.
- The large overhead door needs someone who can push a button (and be dressed warmly) to allow the artists to push their carts through the door. The pedestrian door will be unlocked.
- Friday, Feb. 10. 2-6 PM – Overhead door opener
- Saturday, Feb. 11 7-9:30 AM – Overhead door opener
10 AM – 12 Noon – Guild information desk 12 Noon – 2 PM – Guild information desk 2 PM – 4 PM – Guild information desk
- Sunday, Feb. 12 10 AM – 12 Noon – Guild information desk 12 Noon – 2 PM – Guild information desk 2 PM – 4 PM – Guild information desk 4 PM – 6 PM – Overhead door opener
- POT HOLDERS: To all those weaving potholders/mug rugs/trivet squares for the goodie bag project or those still wanting to weave, the last of the kits will be available at the upcoming meeting. Please bring all the squares you have completed. I would like the squares to be finished by the February meeting so there is time to count, label, attach rings, etc. and figure out how much is left to do while there is some time to do it before the end of March. I am incredibly impressed by the beautiful variety of squares woven already. As of the last meeting we have about 70 squares. Hope to see lots more at this meeting. Many thanks to all the weavers. I truly believe this will be the best goodie bag item the participants at the conference will receive. —Pat Bullen
- February 6, 2023 – SPECIAL MEETING 7pm – (Zoom – 2hr) Kathrin Weber – “Designing at the Loom with Multiple Warp Chains”– https://www.blazingshuttles.com
- Equipment Policy The Board has been discussing our equipment and have come up with an equipment policy. We have quite a few things that are scattered all over at members’ houses and an inventory has been created. Mary Jo Schiavoni will be coordinating equipment for loans for workshops. Some equipment will be sold, possibly at this meeting for sell or swap.
- Middleton Library Display The Madison Weavers Guild will have a display at the Middleton Public Library January and February, 2023. Cindy Dross will need help taking down the display on February 28th.
- 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 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
- Madison Weavers Guild is sponsoring an episode of HGA Tea and Textiles (on Facebook and Youtube) on March 14, 2023. We have requested that Kathi Grupp interview our own Pat Hilts. Watch for the announcement, tell all your weaving friends to watch. If you haven’t been watching these, either live or on Youtube, start now. Do a Youtube search for Tea and Textiles. The live broadcast is on Tuesdays at 3 our time on the HGA Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to watch.
- 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 email@example.com.
Our meetings are on the third Monday of the month,
7:00 – 8:30 pm
6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53507