Programs, Presentations, and Meetings:
During part of the year, we hold special meetings focusing on a particular aspect of weaving and/or fiber arts. These meetings are led by invited expert guests or knowledgeable fiber artists from within our own ranks. These programs run September through April with a few exceptions noted in the calendar listing. We also have guild gatherings during the busy holiday months and the summer where we kick back to enjoy good food and company. If you share (or think you might share) an interest in weaving and fiber arts, please feel free to drop in and introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you.
Sept. 23 Wednesday 7- 8:00 Textile Month in NYC
Zoom Discussion of events viewed via Zoom Links provided in email.
Oct. 24 Saturday 10:00 Workshop – Needle Felted Acorns
Zoom Kat Hampson
More of what I have done is on Facebook at Kat Hampson Creates “
- 3 felting needles (needles of reasonable quality can be purchased for a low price on amazon. ).
- Wool roving, brown for the top, or actual acorn tops .
- Two ounces of merino roving…. this is a great way for spinners to uses leftovers. Most wool felts well.
- Just avoid anything too fine, or very short microns.
- Felting pad, sturdy packing styrofoam blocks work well. They are also sold alone or in kits. I use a pad made of Felt.
Nov. 18 Wed. 7- 8 pm Studio Tour – Weaver Fever / Quilts & more
Zoom Mo Mourton
Bio: My name is Maureen Mourton but my friends call me Mo. I am 69 and have been quilting for over 20 years. Quilting is my passion. I started in Maryland and my machine and I moved to Florida in 2014. When we travel, I always look for quilt shops. It’s amazing how different the fabric styles are from one part of the country to another. I like to say that I am addicted to 100% cotton.
Dec. 9 Wed 7:00 pm or Dec. 12 Sat. 2:00 – Holiday Party TBA.
Cookie Recipe – Exchange / Stash exchange .
Below is a link to the wonderful book of exchanged recipes. Try them all and let us know!
Jan 23 Saturday 9:30 am What have you created from your stash?
Zoom : Please plan to share your most recent Fiber Project and send a photograph to Grayson for Instagram
Feb. 24 Wed. 7-8:00 pm – Studio Tour + Mini Workshop
Zoom. Lisa Vetter
March 27 Sat. 10:00 Workshop
Florida Tropical Weavers Feedback
Share your workshop experiences. Show us your projects ! Tell us Stories !
April 28 – Wed 7-8:00pm Textile Photographer Joe Coca
Zoom or Mtg video and e- book–The Human Thread
May 15th 10:00 am to 2:00pm – Natural Dyeing with Brittany Boyer. Registration required
You can arrive at 9:30 to set-up and visit the sheep. We will meet outside at Rusty Bee Ranch in Alachua. Masks and Socially Distancing will be needed during parts of the workshop.
May 26 Wed. 7:00 pm – End of the Year Event
Zoom or Mtg. Hosted by Barbara Zory
June TBAStudio Tour + Spinning/ Tshirt yarn
Zoom Lorinda Browning
July TBA Terrific Tartans –
Zoom or Mtg. Robert Mathews
August – Ice Cream Social
Zoom or Mtg. Hosted by Myra Hudson
2019 Fall–2020 Spring
- The March meeting has been cancelled so as not to increase contagion of the virus
March 25th, Wednesday 7:00PM TERRIFIC TARTANS with Robert Matthews
- February 29th, Saturday
9AM (workshop starts right after the regular meeting)
Workshop- ICE DYEING & DIY LARGE FELTED BAG with Lorinda Browning
($25 for members and $35 for non-members. Registration required)
- January 25th, Saturday
Workshop- ALL ABOUT YARN Pam Paul
($10 for members – $20 for non members. Registration required
Did you ever wonder what those numbers inside a cone of yarn mean? 10/2,2/18,8/4, use it over unmercerized? What’s the difference between rayon, bamboo, tencel, and modal buy? What if you got a great deal on yarn but you have no idea what it is? Take the anxiety out of buying yarn and planning a project.
- December 4th, Wednesday
Potluck/ guild sale at Valeria’s home
- November 16th, Saturday
Japanese Bookbinding – with Peggy DiNegro
Japanese books differ from ours in that the binding holding the pages together is on the outside and becomes an artistic element in itself.
You begin by designing your stitching pattern. Fun! Easy! I’ll guide you through it. You will then select a cover to go with your pages, punch appropriate sewing holes and stitch your booklet together using 6 strand floss. There will be some choice of colors for cover and threads.
Workshop fee $10.00.
RSVP would be lovely but you can come regardless.
- October 30th, Wednesday
Meeting-PLARN with Veydra van de Leur
Veydra will give a presentation about PLARN and each person will be given the patterns for the bag and apron shown.
- September 25th, Wednesday
Meeting- CLASP WEAVING with Malgorzata Deyrup
2018 Fall–2019 Spring
September 26, Convergence and Other Textile Travels
October 31, Weaving Baskets Using Florida Materials – Nancy Gildersleeve
November 17, Beginning Tapestry Weaving – Jan Hansen
December 6, Holiday Party
January 30, Dye a Silk Scarf: Fun, Fast, Fabulous – Peggy DiNegro
February 23, 3-D Printing of Textile Tools – Sara Gonzales
March 30, Beautiful Hems for Handwovens – Margarete Griffith
April 24, Silk Worms – Neil Harris
2017 Fall – 2018 Spring:
September 26 – Hand spindles workshop – Ginger Clark
November 1 – Tatting is Alive and Well – Laurie Edvardson
November 18, – FTWG Conference Goody bag preparation
December 6 – Holiday Party
January 27 – Bow weaving – Michell Belson
February 27 – Peruvian Textiles – Maya Stanfield Mazi
March 28 – FTWG conference reports/Tapestry group presents
April 28 – Inkle weaving – Jennifer Williams
May 30 – Potluck
January 25 – SOUTH AMERICAN TEXTILES, Laurie Welkins
February 22 – IS THAT JUST PLAIN WEAVE?, Judy Jull
March 29 – GLORIOUS RIDGID HEDDLE WEAVING, Barbara Pietruk
April 26 – NEEDLE TATTING, Laurie Edvardsson
2015 – 2016:
September 30 – TOSCA STUDIO REVEALED – Anny Crane
October 28 – WEAVING WITH WIRE – Holly Merton
December 9 – HOLIDAY PARTY – Peggy’s Home
January 27 – MEXICAN WEAVING – Valeria Kleiman
February 24 – ART (LIFE) AFTER GRAD SCHOOL – Erin Curry
March 30 – HEMP: HISTORY & FUTURE – Joan Ruane
April 27 – FINGER MANIPULATED WEAVES – Diane Glick
May 29 – POTLUCK – Barbara Zory’s Home
2014 – 2015:
September 24 – MINIATURE QUILTS – Peg Forgnone
October 29 – WEAVING IN THE 70’S – Jan Haase
December 10 – HOLIDAY PARTY – Peggy DiNegro’s Home
January 28 – CONTRAST: THE KEY TO COLOR SUCCESS – Charlene Schurch
February 25 – VARIATIONS IN JAPANESE KIMONO – Martin McKellar
March 25 – CONNECTIONS – Cindy Steiler
April 29 – NANTUCKET BASKETS – Myra Hudson
May 27 – Pot Luck – Barbara Zory’s Home