Programs and Workshops

September 8, 2021 | “Dress of Grave Substance” with Maija DeRoche

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church (to be confirmed)

Maija DeRoche will share the antique Finnish costume and fascinating story of a burial discovery of a full Sunday best dress ensemble and artifacts from the 1100's..

 

October 13, 2021 | “My Evolution in Tapestry” with David Johnson

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church (to be confirmed)

David Johnson

David Johnson produces pictorial tapestry and representational work as well as pattern oriented work as demonstrated in his Echo Series of tapestry woven carpets.  His pictorial works often address social, political, and spiritual themes.  David says he views his art as a form of visual communications, carrying a message in a way that transcends language.  He writes, "I choose to tell my story in tapestry because of the linear nature of the process.  There is a beginning, middle, and end as I travel down the length of my warp. I evolve as an artist." He is president of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder, CO.  www.arachneweaving.com

 

October 13 - 15, 2021 | “Painting with Yarn: SoumakTapestry” with David Johnson

Guild Workshop

9:30am, First Baptist Church (to be confirmed)

David Johnson

In this workshop, students will learn to weave with soumak knots to create tapestry that has painterly qualities.  Inherent in soumak is the ability to weave in an eccentric way, allowing one to break away from the rigid 90 degree orientation of warp to weft. By weaving eccentrically we create hills and valleys as we weave down the length of the warp.  Variations in the technique will be explored as the weaving progresses.

Coming Up 2021- 2022

Programs are hoped to be in person in the fall, but not yet confirmed.