SCHG Presents in February
INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING
February 11 & 12, 2017Anna Zinsmeister, a lifetime member of the Southern California Handweavers’ Guild, learned weaving in 1972 while attending Immaculate Heart College where she received her B.A. in art. She learned to spin on her own around 1978 and also received a M.A. in Art with a textiles major in 1985 from California State University, Northridge. Anna has taught weaving at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Autry Museum, local craft shops, and weaving groups in Southern California and she has taught spinning at Wildfiber and the Urban Craft Center, both in Santa Monica. Anna currently teaches both weaving and spinning privately, through the Burbank Park and Recreation Department and at the Altered Stitch in North Hollywood.
MORNING PROGRAM; Mary Meigs Atwater & SCHG with a special Guatemala SHow and Tell. In the 1970s and 80s, most of the SCHG February meetings were devoted to Mary Meigs Atwater. Pat Sullivan will talk about Atwater and why she was so important to the Guild. During this same time period, the Guild prepared three slide show programs that were rented out to guilds across the country for their own programs, one of which was on weaving samples collected during Atwater’s travels and studies in Guatemala. The morning program will conclude with the Atwater Guatemala slide show and Pat will also show the contemporary weavings she acquired during her recent October visit to Guatemala.
Many of you have also visited Guatemala and brought back your own weavings or have been gifted with some from friends and relatives who have traveled to Guatemala. Please bring them with you in February and share them with the Guild during a second Show and Tell on Guatemala that will occur after the presentation.
WORKSHOP: Participants will learn to set up a loom, wind a warp and thread the loom. This workshop will also explore how to read a pattern and Anna will provide a bibliography of useful references.
Each participant will have a choice of using one of two types of looms: rigid heddle or a 4-shaft table loom. A loom will be provided for class use to those who do not have one. (It will also be possible for students to rent this borrowed loom to continue working on it after the class, provided the student is an SCHG member). The project for the class will be a sampler using cotton yarn that will be purchased by the student before the workshop. Anna will provide a supply list and list of sources for these supplies. The sampler for both looms will show the different possibilities that can be achieved on each loom.
Skill Level: Beginners on either rigid heddle or 4-shaft table looms. Weavers with some experience who want a review of the basics or want to use a loom type that is less familiar to them are also welcome.
The workshop is limited to 12 students: six on rigid heddle looms and six on table looms.
Workshop Fee: $85 for full SCHG members $130 for nonmembers and subscribers. (There is no materials fee for this class).
To Register: Send payment in full with the form below to:
Diane Short, SCHG Program co-chair, 32902 Listie Ave., Acton CA 93510
To register print this form: PDF format.