How does an online Show & Tell work? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:
You receive an email containing a Zoom link - just click on the link to join the online meeting.
The online meeting looks like the 1970’s game show The Hollywood Squares, with little boxes of everyone in the meeting.
The host puts up photographs while the participants take turns to talk about their work and answer questions.
Rugs by Katy Clements
Rug by Sally Orgren
Our first ever online Show & Tell took place on July 25th. The meeting began with Carol, our president, showing us how to use Zoom’s features. For example, you can control which participant to watch, you can "raise your hand" or give a "thumbs up" and publicly comment by typing into the chat box.
Deflected doubleweave Hedy Lyles, handspun & handwoven scarf by Terry Henley,
and blanket & detail by Tara Weinstein
Our guild members range from new to highly experienced weavers; their work represents a variety of looms and a wide range of materials as you can see from these photos. Perhaps because they were in the comfort of their own home, each weaver talked about their work for longer than in-person meetings, and in some cases could show us their loom and work area, a real benefit to being online.
New weaver Evelyn Ray made a purse & hat as her 2nd & 3rd ever weaving projects!
A downside to online Show & Tell is that we can't pass the textiles around the room to feel texture and drape. But with everyone able to show up to 4 photographs, we could still see the details of their weaving.
Tapestry weaving by Nancy Everham (jug & coffee) and Vicki Aspenberg (dragonfly).
If you love weaving and you’re not a member of our Guild, you might want to join because our 2020/21 season is a special one. During the time period when Covid-19 is a threat, we will be having our meetings on Zoom - this means you can join our Guild from anywhere in the world. And our annual membership fee has been reduced to just $20… and students only $5! We have another summer Show & Tell coming up on August 22nd, and we are also hosting our September and October meetings on Zoom:
September 26, 2020
“Helena Hernmarck - Archiving a Master Tapestry Artist”
presented by Mae Colburn, her studio assistant and archivist; teacher at Parsons School of Design.
October 31, 2020
“Velvet Weaving: A Worldwide Overview of Contemporary Hand Weaving Practice”
presented by Barbara Setsu Pickett, Associate Professor Emeritus in Art at the University of Oregon.
For a full listing of our 2020/21 season, CLICK HERE.
We haven’t yet made a decision about the entire season being on Zoom, but our members’ health will always be our number one concern.
Scarves (above & below) by Charlene Marietti