From member Jen Weber:
The John C. Campbell Folk School is offering a winter season of online courses (this is the second time they are doing this, so they've have a little bit of practice now). The offerings of 30 classes include 10 in fiber arts, and the range is quite nice! (Of course, I might be biased, as I'm teaching a workshop myself in February... learning how to use Fiberworks design software!)
Here is the blog post from the folk school that has the links to the classes:
From member Shaun Levi:
On Wednesday, November 3, CPGH teamed up with shepherd, Kayla Myers, Founder and CEO of The Center Cut Company, to demonstrate how sheep are sheared and how fleece becomes yarn.
Thanks to Margery Erickson and Margie Mutmansky for joining me on this breezy fall day to talk with folks of all ages about wool!
The Guild’s next demonstration will be Wednesday November 17, once again at the Carlisle Farmer’s Market at Hanover and High in Carlisle PA, 2 - 5 pm.
From member Shaun Levi:
Guild members JoAnne Trygg, Margery Erickson and Shaun Levi provided a carding, spinning and weaving demonstration at Dill Tavern during the final day of the Farmers Fair in Dillsburg PA.
It was a well attended event (rain held off while we were there!) with many curious onlookers asking questions as they learned how fleece is transformed into yarn and fabrics.
The guild’s next spinning demonstration will be November 3rd from 3-7pm at the Carlisle Farmer’s Market.
Received in the CPGH Mailbox:
I'm the curator for the Thousand Islands Arts Center ~Home of the Handweaving Museum in Clayton, NY, and I just wanted to share with your guild that our annual Weaving History Conference is virtual this year which means anyone, anywhere can now attend! It will be held over three days, October 25-27, 2021. There is a $50 suggested donation or pay what you can to attend. For more information, check out our website: https://tiartscenter.org/weaving-history-conference/
Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum
From the CPGH mailbox...
The McLean Textile Gallery, located in McLean, Virginia, a suburb of
Washington D.C., will be displaying the best of wall hung fiber art.
Quilting, felting, knitting, weaving, silk painting...any fiber art is
eligible. Our exhibits will showcase the best of what fiber artists can create!
This is a new *national* call for entry to showcase wall-hung fiber art in
exhibitions during 2022. Each exhibition will be 4 weeks long. Both solo
and group shows are eligible. Groups may consist of 2 or more artists,
submitting a single application.
Beginning in 2022, the Gallery will expand to three rooms. Accepted artists
may indicate their preference for any or all of the rooms.
Jurors are Eileen Doughty and Cindy Grisdela.
Complete information about the Gallery and fees, and the online entry form,
The Gallery's website is https://themcleantextilegallery.com/
Deadline is October 15, 2021.
From the CPGH mailbox, a class offering from the Penn museum:
Mayan Threads in Transition
The Stories They Tell
With Barbara Knoke de Arathoon and Special Guests
Maya weavers use the backstrap loom to create beautiful, colorful textiles that express their social and aesthetic traditions, as well as their individual creativity and contemporary fashions. Join us as we explore the roots and meanings of this living tradition through five weekly interactive conversations, beginning September 9 and concluding October 7. We will cover the history, materials, techniques, and woven symbols of this ever-evolving art form, and participants will be treated to a demonstration by a master weaver. Expert lecturers will use textile samples from the Penn Museum, Friends of the Ixchel Museum, the Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena, and private collections to bring lessons to life in each virtual class.
Barbara Knoke de Arathoon, Guatemalan, has a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from Wayne State University, Michigan. She is an associate researcher at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress, where she was technical director (2005–2008) and exhibitions director (1991–2008). She is an international speaker, has written books and articles on the Indigenous textile tradition and is co-author of Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010). A permanent member of the Academia de Geografía e Historia de Guatemala (Academy of Geography and History of Guatemala) since 2000, she has held various offices on its Board of Directors and was president from 2013 to 2015.
From member Kris Peters, a video clip of a Zapotec weaver in California.
From member Kathy King:
Knockando Wool Mill - Presentation of Timeless Skills
It is always fun to see machines in action!