Programs and Workshops

December 16, 2019 | “Quilled Cards” with Barb Snios

Evening Monthly Meeting

6:30pm, Weaving and Fiber Arts Center

Last year’s Quilled cards proved so popular that Barb Snios has agreed to some back with new designs for us to try. We’ll also have a bit of a holiday social to celebrate the season. Join us in the back room and bring a friend!.

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

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Barbara Tewksbury

Barbara Tewksbury has woven kilts for more than 15 years for customers around the globe. Her presentation will show a number of the kilts she has made, including regional and corporate tartans (Arctic, Antarctic, Isle of Skye, New Hampshire, Highland Granite, Scottish Odyssey, and USA St. Andrews Society), military tartans, family tartans and personal tartans. Her book, The Art of Kiltmaking, is available from Celtic Croft. A structural geologist, she is a professor at Hamilton College.

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

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Daina Taimina

Decades ago, Cornell University mathematics professor Diana Taimina created a model of hyperbolic planes, allowing students to explore the properties of this unique geometry, by using crochet. In 1997 Cornell University mathematician Daina Taimina created a physical model of hyperbolic space that allows us to explore the properties of this unique geometry. The method she used was crochet. Since then, she has participated in shows in the U.S., the U.K., Latvia, Italy, Belgium, and Ireland. Her work is in private collections, academic settings, and at the Smithsonian, the Cooper-Hewitt, the National Design Museum and the Institut Henri Poincaré. Learn more about her work, which represents the junction of science and art.

Daina Taimina's work

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

Guild Monthly Meeting

9:30am, First Baptist Church

Mary Ann Proia

In 2018, Guild member Mary Ann Proia received the Certificated of Excellence in Dyeing from the Handweavers Guild of America – one of only six people and the first in a decade to receive this award. A fine-arts graduate of Nazareth College, she discovered weaving and dyeing in college and has been at it ever since. She has studied with Susan Rowley, Michele Wipplinger, and Kathy Hattori. She is a teacher at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center and has shown her work in Seattle, Las Vegas, Colorado and Italy.


Coming Up 2019-2020

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