Handwoven Calendar

EXHIBITS, SHOWS, SALES, FAIRS, AND FESTIVALS

ARIZONA
October 2-4, Sedona, Arizona.
The VERDE VALLEY WEAVERS & SPINNERS GUILD will be holding a sale of Handwovens, Handspun Yarns, Knitted and Woven Wearables, along with Baskets, Home Décor, Hand Felted items, Ornaments and Woven Jewelry. The event will take place in the Special Exhibition Gallery at the Sedona Art Center, 15 Art Barn Rd. 928-284-1375 or verdevalleyweaversguild@gmail.com.

CALIFORNIA
November 1, 10am-4pm. Weaving & Fiber Festival at Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. This Southern California Handweavers’ Guild festival includes handwoven items exhibits and sales, weaving and spinning demonstrations, fashion parade, door prizes, auctions, and numerous vendors offering an extensive variety of yarns, fibers, tools, books and equipment. Admission (cash only): adults – $10, children (4-12) – $5. Free parking. www.schg.org/festival

ILLINOIS
October 11, Flossmoor, IL
Weavings & Diversities show and sale of Weavers Guild South members has a large array of woven garments and artwork as well as felt items, jewelry, knitting, basketry, and other textile arts.  Demonstrations of weaving and spinning will be given throughout the day.  Free admission and parking, wheelchair accessible.  Hours: 10:00 AM to 4 PM. at the Flossmoor Community House, 847 Hutchison, Flossmoor, IL. For more information call Ginny (708)747-9246


CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, & RETREATS 

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INSTRUCTION (DATED information) see below for ongoing class information…

NEW MEXICO
Weaving Southwest, 487 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
(575) 758-0433; Weaving@WeavingSouthwest.com

Weaving Class: Habitat, A Study in Verticlas 
Whether you are interested in weaving traditional Navajo-style designs, contemporary, abstract or even pictorial pieces this class is for you! During your three days with us you will learn everything you need to know about squares and vertical lines. Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our Website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/
* Time: All classes run from 10:30AM – 5:00PM
* Dates: Sept. 8, 9, & 10 … Dec. 17, 18 & 19
* Instructor: Teresa Loveless
* New Classes Begin: Quarterly
* Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included
* Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students
Weaving Class: Interweave, A Study in Angles,
We will zig! We will zag! We will create steep angles and shallow angles. We will create diamonds…and diamonds within diamonds! We may even create a circle (which is really just a series of modified angles)! We will cover every type of angle you could imagine and any angle related questions you could have. Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/
* Time: All classes run from 10:30AM – 5:00PM
* Dates: June 10,11 & 12 …  Aug. 19, 20 & 21 … Sep. 12, 13 & 14 … Sep. 21, 22 & 23  … Oct. 23, 24 & 25
* Instructor: Teresa Loveless
* Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included
* Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students
Weaving Class: Neptune, A Study in Building
This class is great for the free-spirited people out there! However, this style of weaving can have many practical applications as well. During your three days with us you will have your very own Rio Grande Walking Loom and access to all the hand dyed yarn you can get your hands on. This is a great introduction into using Southwestern-style Tapestry Techniques. Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/
* Time: All classes run from 10:30AM – 5:00PM
* Dates: June 18, 19 & 20 … Nov. 20, 21 & 22 … Dec. 3, 4 & 5
* Instructor: Teresa Loveless
* Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included
* Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students
Weaving Class: Little Striped Rug
There is really nothing sweeter than a simple striped rug. During this class, you will be introduced to the techniques used for weaving weft-faced rugs. This is a great introductory course for beginning weavers or weavers new to this type of weaving. However, this class will be fun for anyone who loves weaving! Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/
* Time: All classes run from 10:30AM – 5:00PM
* Dates: July 1, 2 & 3 … Sep. 4, 5 & 6 … Nov. 28, 29 & 30
* Instructor: Brook Hemenway
* Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included
* Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students
Weaving Class: Stream of Consciousness
“A weaving meditation. Center yourself in each moment and work spontaneously without a pattern. The magic begins when your attention resides in your hands and your mind is free to wander. Trust your intuition and arrive at the end of your weaving journey with a free-form wonder!” – Brook Hemenway, Instructor.
During this class you will be working on your very own Rio Grande Walking Loom and you will have access to a huge array of our hand-dyed yarns. You will spend three days weaving as described above. Once you are ready to cut your weaving off the loom, you will learn various finishing techniques and the final steps to make your weaving beautiful!
* Time: All classes run from 10:30AM – 5:00PM
* Dates: Aug. 15, 16 & 17 … Oct. 10, 11 & 12 … Dec. 12, 13 & 14
* Instructor: Brook Hemenway
* Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included
* Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students
Weaving Class: Double-Double
Whether you are interested in weaving traditional Navajo-style designs, contemporary, abstract or even pictorial pieces this class is for you! During your three days with us you will learn everything you need to know about squares and vertical lines. Please call 575.758.0433 for more information or visit our Website: http://www.weavingsouthwest.com/about/classes/
* Time: All classes run from 10:30AM – 5:00PM
* Dates: Sept. 8, 9, & 10 … Dec. 17, 18 & 19
* Instructor: Teresa Loveless
* Cost: $390 + tax for 3 days, all material included
* Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students
Weaving Class: The 1st Tapestry
The 1st Tapestry is geared towards those who have taken a few classes with us or have a good understanding of Southwestern-style tapestry techniques, but who struggle to pull these techniques together to create a true tapestry, a work of art. We will spend 5 days discussing and exploring color, design and technique. All the while, weaving a harmonious tapestry with an array of our handdyed tapestry yarn. At the end of class we will cover the various finishing techniques that increase the aesthetic and value of a handwoven tapestry. Each student will walk away with their very own, handwoven tapestry and the confidence to delve deeper into the artistic realm of handwoven textiles.
* Time: All classes run from 10:30AM – 5:00PM
* Dates: October 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19
* Instructor: Teresa Loveless
* Cost: $590 + tax for 5 days, all material included
* Class size: All classes are limited to 5 students

INSTRUCTION (ONGOING)

CALIFORNIA
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino.
(800) 653-3328; (707) 937-5818; www.MendocinoArtCenter.org

COLORADO
Table Rock Llamas Fiber Arts Studio, Black Forest. Learn spinning, felting, crochet, knitting, dyeing and weaving. Renowned artists also visit to teach their craft. Sarah Natani, Master Navajo Weaver every August, teaching a 5 day intensive Navajo Weaving workshop. (866) 495-7747; http://tablerockllamas.com/.

MASSACHUSETTS
Vävstyga Weaving School, Shelburne Falls. Tradition-Creativity-Technique, A Haven for Weavers of all Levels. (413) 625-824; www.vavstuga.com.

MINNESOTA
Ongoing. North House Folk School programs and classes learning traditional northern crafts, on the Grand Marais harbor in the Arrowhead region of northeastern Minnesota. (888) 387-9762; www.northhouse.org.

NORTH CAROLINA
Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists, Hendersonville. (828) 458-0738; www.hwfawnc.com. Beginning to Advanced Weaving, Inkle Weaving, Spinning, Rug Hooking, Knitting, Bobbin Lace.

PENNSYLVANIA
Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell. Demonstrations and classes in the making and use of early American textiles and tools. (570) 247-7175; info@httm.org; http://hometextiletoolmuseum.org/

TENNESSEE
R&M Yarns Fiber Arts Studio, Georgetwon (25 miles north of Chattanooga) offers weaving classes 1-day beginning and 2 1/2 day intermediate; rigid heddle class; various dyeing classes and more.  (800) 343-9276; www.rmyarns.com/Classes.html.

UTAH
Advance Your Understanding. Sharon Alderman offers workshops in her studio or travels to you. www.sharonalderman.com or SASE to PO Bx 4225, Salt Lake City, UT 84110-4225.

NATIONWIDE
Helping Hands Distance Learning Program, mentoring for beginning tapestry weavers. American Tapestry Alliance, Helping Hands chair Joyce Hayes, 5229 Ivanhoe Pl. NE, Seattle, WA, 98105; joyce.hayes@comcast.net

Distance Learning Program, for intermediate tapestry weavers who wish to learn more from a more experienced tapestry weaver. Distance Learning Program chair Barbara Heller, 5787 Newton Wynd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1H6, Canada.
Education@americantapestryalliance.org; www.americantapestryalliance.org

TRAVEL
Ongoing trips. Hands-on weaving tours to culturally rich weaving communities around the world. Weaving workshops include adventures to Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, the Navajo Nation, Oaxaca and more! Loom Dancer Weaving Odysseys, PO Box 22128, Telluride, CO 81435. (800) 369-3033; (970) 728-6743; loomdance@aol.com; www.loomdancer.com

Ongoing trips. Behind the Scenes Adventures.lacynthia@vom.com; www.btsadventures.com