As many of you know, I volunteer as a weaving teacher once a week at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center, teaching people of all ages how to warp a loom, read a pattern, and launch down the rabbit hole of the pleasures of weaving. For that studio, I was filling out a wall calendar of future events to enjoy around the area, and was struck with what a wealth of opportunities we have around the metro area.
February – Red Alder
February – Ikat at the Seattle Art Museum
March – RAGS
April – Spring Fair
May – I am sure there is something I have not heard of yet.
June – Fiber Fusion
June – ANWG
Plus our monthly Guild meetings, end of year picnic, etc.
I also noted that there have been several posts requesting help learning how to use their looms. I am happy to see some of TWG members responding to those quests for help. The kindness of passing on our tips and tricks, teaching the mechanics and successes of our weaving – that is what is going to keep our Guild relevant and engaged, and perhaps bring a few newcomers into the fold.
Keep supporting local events, share them with each other, and keep learning and teaching into this new year.
Linda Stryker, President