Patterns: The Weavers' Connection
Monthly publication of New Orleans Weavers Guild
September, 2019 Volume 35, Issue 8
DUES ARE DUE NOW!
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Welcome Back Spinners and Weavers!
We Hope everyone had a great summer!
Our September meeting will be on Saturday, September 21st, 10:30-12:00 at the Latter Library.
We will be sharing our projects we worked on over the summer and talking about preparation for our dye workshop in October where we will be doing Woven Shibori. Jane will give us a full introduction and instructions for what we need to do to prepare for dying.
Spinning Job Opportunity!
I received an email about a group looking for Spinners. The pay is $20 an hour. I do not know any more details then what is posted below. This is the email I received. Contact is Sharon her phone is 213/400-3018 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
We did it!
The Fibershed CA granted our request for funding. We are an Affiliate, Acadiana Affiliate, and we applied for the Micro Grant 2019. Patagonia is the company bequesting the monies and we are so very happy to receive it.
This included $20/hour for spinners. Our harvest is slowly coming in and we are actively seeking hand spinners residing within Southwest Louisiana to turn our Acadian Brown Cotton into thread.
Please pass this on to anyone you know who qualifies.
We are thrilled to be taking our next steps forward in developing a sustainable fashion industry in Acadiana and so very grateful to Fibershed CA.
Let me know,
Clive shared a few artist he though we might be interested in.
Grayson Perry an artist that drawings are translated using Adobe Photoshop to design the finished images and the tapestries were woven on a computer controlled loom.
Faig Ahmed is an Azerbaijani contemporary visual artist who is best known for his surrealist weavings. The textiles are manufactured by a group of skilled weavers who follow Ahmed's designs paying strict attention to traditional Azerbaijani weaving techniques
Click on the artist name to check out more information about each of them.
NOWG’S MISSION IS THE EDUCATION OF FIBER ENTHUSIASTS THROUGH WORKSHOPS, THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AMONG MEMBERS AND THE EDUCATION OF OUR COMMUNITY IN HANDWEAVING AND SPINNING.
Upcoming Calendar Events
9/21 NOWG meeting Latter Library Introduction to woven Shibori by Jane 10:30-12:00
9/5 and 9/6 Fall Garden Festival demonstration City Park Botanical Garden 10-5pm
9/19 NOWG dye workshop "Woven Shibori" pat Bev Madere's House
10/16Business meeting at Latter Library 10:30-12
12/21Holiday Party at Bev Madere's 6:30 PM
Louisiana Landmarks Society is looking for a weaver for its Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
I did it last year and it was really fun!
Contact email@example.com if you are intrested.
THE LIFE ON THE BAYOU HERITAGE FAIR AT THE PITOT HOUSE…
Children of all ages, parents and adults, are invited to experience this one-day, special event, featuring more than 20 local artisans and craftsmen, using centuries-old techniques, as well as re-enactors in period costumes.This year’s event pays tribute to the significant role African Americans played in the history of the region.
The Pitot House, where the fair takes place, is a West Indies-style colonial house built by the Majorcan merchant Bartholeme Bosque in 1799 and the only plantation home that is now a museum. Tours will be available throughout the day. The Heritage Fair will feature reenactments of life at the house from 1799-1850 including, African drumming and dancing, Plauche's Battalion, N.O. Quarter Shanty Krewe, Native American Herbal Remedies, Houmas Indian crafts, Antique Pressing Iron Collection, Louisiane Vintage Dancers, Chair Caning, traditional Boat Building, Calligraphy, period Children's Games and more.
OPPORTUNITIES TO WEAVE AND SPIN
TUESDAY WEAVERS: The Tuesday Weavers' focus is to support wayward weavers and get them back to their looms. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30am - 2:30pm usually at Bev Madere's but have been known to do "house calls" for neglected looms and frustrated weavers. In Terrytown. contact 504 436 4691 for more info.
THE GATHERING…. 1st Thursday of every month ,10am-4pm. This is an open day (free of charge) for those wishing to come to weave or spin. Attendees learn from each other and bring their own equipment, lunch/beverage , a folding chair and a pair of “inside “shoes.. Those who are new to these crafts are welcome to visit and learn more about appropriate types of equipment necessary and to see weavers and spinners in action.
3rd WEDNESDAY-Small Looms Day, 10am-4pm. All loom types are welcome,,, potholder looms, zoom looms, inkle and card looms, rigid heddle and tapestry looms. This is an open day (free of charge)
4th WEDNESDAY SPINNERS… 10am-4pm All types of wheels and spindles are welcome as well as carding equipment and blending boards. This is an open day (free of charge). Attendees learn from each other and bring their own equipment, lunch/beverage, folding chair, and a pair of “inside “ shoes. Those new to spinning are welcome to visit and learn about various wheels and assorted types of spinning equipment used by others at the event.
These events are held monthly ,unless the studio is closed for fiber shows or events,
INSIDE SHOES… since most spinners and weavers do not wear shoes when practicing their crafts, we request that attendees leave their outside shoes at the door and wear only inside shoes while visiting within the studio.-Small Looms Day, 10am-4pm. All loom types are welcome,,, potholder looms, zoom looms, inkle and card looms, rigid heddle and tapestry looms. This is an open day (free of charge)
New Orleans Weavers Guild has a Facebook page!! Please like, follow and share our page with your weaving friends!
This can be a place for us to easily and quickly share information. You can post if you have items for sale, if there is a weaving event or anything you think the New Orleans Weaving Community would like to know about. If you would like to be added as a team member on the page let Lena know and she will add you.
Feel free to post and share your fiber related events!
NEW ORLEANS WEAVERS GUILD
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT
General meetings are usually held on the third Saturday of the month at the Latter Library unless Flip-In is scheduled. Meetings are held September through May.
Guild benefits to members include discounts on workshops and supplies, access to the Guild library and equipment, attendance at monthly and special group meetings, subscription to Patterns newsletter, opportunities to demonstrate, and display fiber related items collectively and receive the help, advice and camaraderie of other weavers, spinners and fiber artists.
Guild membership runs from September to August.
Annual dues are $25.00 and due at the September meeting. Dues are to be payable to:
New Orleans Weavers Guild, P.O. Box58726, New Orleans, LA 70158.
Board Members 2018-2020
President: Michelle Andre
Vice-President: Lena Kolb
Treasurer: Bev Madere
Secretary: Maureen Murphy
Webmaster: Jane Sullivan
Newsletter Editor: Lena Kolb
Contribute to our Newsletter
Please send in contributions to our newsletter to MidnightHandwoven@gmail.com
I would love to include information about textile exhibits, inspiration from textile artists, stories of weaving, images of interesting textile equipment, and pictures of work by NOWG members or anything YOU would like to share with the guild. I would love other members to be involved so if you have ideas of things you would like to see in the NOWG newsletter please feel free to contact me.
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