Monthly archives for October, 2016

Connie Elliott Brings Indigo Dye Day ...

Connie Elliott Brings Indigo Dye Day to Conference 2017

Connie Elliot Shares her Talents in Indigo Dye One of our own fabulous Texas fiber talents, Connie Elliott, sets up her indigo dye pots and invites Conference attendees to join her in dying the blues. And unlike singing the blues, dying the blues is a good thing. Connie is a native Minnesotan, who learned to…

Anastasia Azure – Weaving the U...

Anastasia Azure – Weaving the Unexpected

Weaving Fascinating Objects with Traditional Methods and Contemporary Materials Anastasia weaves with wire and non-traditional materials, such as monofilimant and plastics to create stunning and unusual jewelry and sculpture.  She will teach a pre-conference workshop on Weaving with Unusual Materials, and a conference workshop on Woven Metal Jewelry.   Anastasia breaks away from tradition materials…

Michele Belson – Handwovens and...

Michele Belson – Handwovens and Wearables

Fashion Show Judge and Teacher —  Michele Belson We all know Michele as the owner of Lunatic Fringe, the line of fibers featuring gorgeous colors and organic cotton.  But, did you know that, besides being one of our favorite vendors, Michele has an extensive background in costuming and is the head costumer for her local…

Eileen Hallman – Charkha Spinni...

Eileen Hallman – Charkha Spinning, Nui Shibori, New Cotton Dyeing

Eileen Hallman – Spinning Judge and Workshop Instructor Eileen Hallman is a knowledgeable spinner, weaver, and dyer, who specializes in cotton. She is the owner of  New World Textiles and has developed a number of products and tools for weavers and spinners, such as the shuttle pictured above, which is designed to hold a charkha…

Rosalie Neilson – Rep Weave, Bl...

Rosalie Neilson – Rep Weave, Block Design, Kumihimo

Members Exhibit Judge and Teacher — Rosalie Neilson Rosalie is an extremely knowledgeable weaver who specializes in rep weave and kumihimo.  She recently taught two workshops for the Houston guild and participants raved about her knowledge and teaching ability.  At the latest workshop, Rosalie introduced us to a fascinating method of block design which was…

Mary Zicafoose Featured Speaker and T...

Mary Zicafoose Featured Speaker and Teacher at June Conference

Special Event Speaker and Teacher – Mary Zicafoose An always inspirational speaker, Mary will offer a talk entitled “The Power of Cloth” at a buffet dinner on Saturday evening prior to the Fashion Show.  She will also offer workshops on design, color, artistic practice, and symbols in art.  Mary is recognized internationally for her stunning…

Gallery Exhibit Opening: Weavers and ...

Gallery Exhibit Opening: Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin

Texas weavers love our deep traditions in functional craft and art. Weaving is an art form that sprouted from the skills employed by those turning fiber into yarn, yarn into cloth, and cloth into useful, practical, necessary, and often time, lovely and expressive household and wearable items. The Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin, WSSA,…