2023-2024 Program Calendar
Programs will be in person and on Zoom. Members will receive an email with the meeting link a week before the meeting.
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September 30, 2023
Alexa Griffith and Susan Brown
A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes
Dorothy Liebes (1897–1972), who introduced handcraft and brilliant color to the modern interior, was among the most influential designers of the 20th century. The “Liebes Look”—which combined vivid color, lush texture, and often a glint of metallic—became inextricably linked with the American modern aesthetic. Join Susan Brown and Alexa Griffith Winton for an overview of their current exhibition, A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, on view until February 4, 2024.
October 28, 2023
Jill Foxman Staubitz
Summer and Winter Workshop
No Show & Tell, program starts at 12 noon.
Advanced Beginner and Beyond, a paper and pencil/weaving software workshop only (no looms) where we’ll learn about the unit weave/multi-block potential of Summer and Winter and how to design with profile drafts.
December 2, 2023
Begins at noon.
January 27, 2024
Katte Geneta is a Filipino American artist, whose business, Narra Studio, is dedicated to the artistry, weaving, and craft heritages of the Philippines and Asia. Katte will share the beauty of the traditional woven textiles of the Philippines.
February 24, 2024
Lily Hope will speak to us via Zoom from Juneau, Alaska, sharing the prestigious and laborious textiles distinguished by perfect circles, bright blues and yellows, and adapted from line art originating on the Northwest Coast of Alaska. This is a rare opportunity to learn about these artworks. Lily Hope / Wooshkindein Da.Aat (Tlingit; b. 1980; Alaska) is of the Raven moiety, belonging to her grandmother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan. She learned Ravenstail weaving from her mother, master weaver Clarissa Rizal, and artist Kay Field Parker.
March 23, 2024
Core Memory: Woven Technologies of the Past & Future
Utilizing a digitally operated Jacquard hand loom, Robin hand weaves tapestries that combine mythic symbolism, computer-related imagery, and digital mark-making. She works with hand-dyed cotton and wool, metallic, holographic yarns, raffia, and tencel. Robin's work has been featured in museums and publications around the world. She earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught at Tyler School of Art, Parsons, and RISD.
April 20, 2024
Card Trick - the Magic of Tablet Weaving
Originating in the Iron Age, this technique is enjoying a surge in popularity lately as it is re-discovered by weavers today. Marilyn will discuss the theory, the history, and many of the weaving techniques themselves, and view examples sure to awe and inspire.
May 18, 2024
Pibiones and Oriental Knotted Rugs - Plain Weave Pile Structures
Gail learned to weave a Sardinian textile, tie Oriental-knotted rugs a using Azerbaijani weaving technique, and how to warp an upright loom from an Iranian weaving teacher. She’ll share how she did this during the pandemic using YouTube videos.
Unless otherwise listed, this is the schedule.
11:00 am — Arrive at SVA or log into Zoom for the social hour or get help on a weaving problem.
12:00 pm — Show & Tell. We will send out instructions on how to send in your latest creations and tell us all about it!
1:00 pm — One hour program presented by a noted speaker, followed by a brief Q&A
Zoom Code of Conduct
Our guild offers a safe and welcoming environment to listen, learn, and share ideas. To this end, we ask participants to not operate a motor vehicle while attending our guild meetings and events remotely via Zoom.
Become a Program Speaker
The Guild is always interested in inviting new speakers on any fiber-related topic that is of interest to our members. If you have a proposal for a presentation, please use the contact page to describe your talk.