A message from the Guild President
|On the loom at the Jason Collingwood Workshop
Winter is my favorite time of year. I love the snow, the brisk air, and of course no
mosquitoes. When there is a full moon, the reflection off the snow gives the inside of
the house an amazing white glow. We had some great cross-country skiing in
December. Being in the woods in winter and seeing the deer, turkey and coyote
tracks is such a joy. Unfortunately now the ice has taken over and I am back to
walking on the road every day instead, but I am getting out. With the holidays over it
has been time to get back to weaving. A couple of blankets with some mohair boucle
stash yarn are just off one loom. They are incredibly soft and warm. Now there are
some Huck scarves on the loom that are coming along nicely. I hope all of you are
finding time to weave regularly.
I am looking forward to our spring guild meetings and the time to talk weaving.
February morning is set for Show and Tell. Bring something to share. It could be a
success or an item that didnít work out the way you had hoped. Julie George will be
our afternoon presenter in February. She will be sharing her knowledge and
experience entering work into a show. It is a great opportunity to ask your
questions and reduce your anxiety over entering your own work into a show. March
morning is a Double Weave show and tell from the fall workshop. The afternoon will
be the kick-off for the Tapestry Study Group with Rebecca Mezoff. It is a wonderful
chance to stretch your weaving skills into tapestry with a well-known instructor.
Rebecca is an awesome teacher and the online environment lets you work at your
own pace. You have the added benefit of being able to talk with fellow members.
Since it is online there is still time to register. Once you register, the content is
available to you indefinitely. April begins a second multi-day workshop opportunity.
Susan Wilson is coming to present a Polychrome Crackle workshop. There are still
seats available and it is a great chance to study with a well-known Crackle author.
Check out the vtweaversguild.org for full information on the morning presentations
and the afternoon workshops and the registration form.
The time donated by our many volunteers keeps our guild functioning. Anytime you
can share your time for a position or committee it benefits the guild.
I am looking forward to a great spring with all my fellow weavers. If you have any
ideas of how we can improve the guild experience, please contact me.