September 13, 2019 | “Experimental Stitch: Structure, Image and Installation” with Amanda McCavour

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Amanda McCavour

Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who works with stitch to create large-scale embroidered installations. She holds a BFA from York University and has recently completed her MFA in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. McCavour shows her work in galleries nationally and internationally and has received awards and scholarships from the Ontario Crafts Council, the Handweavers Guild of America, the Ontario Crafts Council, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Surface Design Association and the Embroiderers Guild of America.

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October 9, 2019 | “Sacred Mandalas and Dimensional Weaving” with Anastasia Azure

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Amanda McCavour

Azure handcrafts contemporary art exploring the elegance of geometry that provides a glimpse into our divine nature and place in the cosmos. By adapting an ancient textile technique, she weaves hand-dyed nylon and wire on a traditional floor loom. She completed her MFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She exhibits internationally and her artwork is collected by museums.

October 10, 2019 | “Woven Metal Jewelry” with Anastasia Azure

Guild Workshop

10:00am, First Baptist Church

Create beautiful jewelry by weaving with color wire and thin sheet-metal (copper, brass and aluminum). We will play with basic weave structures, color and shape. No experience necessary, as these techniques can be easily reproduced at home with a few hand tools. Participants will make earrings, a bead and pin, or a pendant in this 5-hour workshop.

 

November 13, 2019 | “Making the Paradigm Shift from Craft to Art” with Molly McLaughlin

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Amanda McCavour

Molly McLaughlin focuses on the use of dynamic color interplay and transforming the geometric and curvilinear forms found in nature into vibrant and beautiful designs. She lives on the New Hampshire sea coast, where the geometric patterns found in the rocks, driftwood, and water inspire her wall hangings, which are hand dyed and utilize inlay-weave techniques that allow for different layers of color to interact. Her many awards include Artist of the Year for 2019 from the Cambridge (MA) Art Association and Best in Show and Best Surface Design for the Complex Weavers exhibit at Convergence 2018 in Reno, NV.

November 13-15, 2019 | “Theo Moorman Technique: Painting with Fiber” with Molly McLaughlin

Guild Workshop

First Baptist Church

This workshop focuses on utilizing Theo Moorman’s inlay technique to explore different aspect of design principles of color and line. The class will weave geometric forms using the Moorman technique on dyed warps supplied by the instructor. Participants will look at color theory, the use of positive and negative space, and the concept of designing with the tent of creating a visual experience.

  

Coming Up 2019-2020

January 8, 2020 | “The Art of Kiltmaking” with  Barbara Tewksbury

February 12, 2020 | “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes” with Daina Taimina

March 11, 2020 |“The Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing: A Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Dyes” with  Mary Ann Proia 

April 8, 2020 | ”History of Wool and Felt,” with Renate Maile-Moscowitz

April 8-10, 2020 | “Felted Flowers and Beads” with Renate Maile-Moscowitz

May 13, 2020 | “My Evolution in Tapestry” with  David Johnson

May 13-15, 2020 | "Painting with Soumak Tapestry", with David Johnson

June 10, 2019 | Annual Picnic