Guild Meetings: 1/2020 - 7/2020
- 1/8 Melinda West – Weaving Nature
- 2/12 Dorothy McGuinness – Conferences, Galleries & Exhibits.
- 3/11 Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
- 4/8 Annual Meeting – Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
- 5/13 Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
- 6/10 George Hart – Basket Making in Spain (via ZOOM)
- 7/9 (Thursday) July General Guild Meeting (ZOOM).
Other Year Programs:
- 9/2020 – 7/2021
- 9/2021 – 7/2022
July 19, 2020 : General Guild Meeting
Join Guild Members on ZOOM for an informal round-the-table Show and Share. Show baskets you’ve been working on, share other activities you’ve been doing, say hello to friends you’re missing!
MEETING DETAILS: July 9 @ 6:30PM, Thursday. Note the day is not our usual meeting day.
June 10, 2020 : George Hart - Basket Weaving by the Sea in Spain.
A virtual Guild Meeting will be held on June 10, starting at 6:30 PM, featuring George Hart. George will share his experience participating in the September 2019 Weaving By The Sea workshop in Spain. Last year George received a NWBW grant to take basket classes in the Catalan area of Spain. Please join us at 6:30pm on June 10th, via Zoom, when George will tell us about his adventure. He will talk about the classes he took working with a great variety of techniques and materials used by many Catalan, Spanish and international makers. He will also talk about his travel to the Salt Basketry Fair in Salt, Spain with its demonstrations, exhibitions, activities and workshops.
Dorothy McGuinness will share her extensive knowledge on conferences, galleries, and exhibitions. Conferences she has attended include the one that started the National Basketry Organization in 1999 and was hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America, as well as the latest NBO conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She will talk about her experiences at these conferences, and what to expect if you are thinking about attending one yourself.
Dorothy will also talk about entering juried exhibits and dealing with galleries, including where she finds exhibits and galleries to show her work, and the drawbacks and pitfalls to look for when applying.
Winter is the best time to do the hard work of transformation, especially if you are a Western Red Cedar Tree. This is the season when the layer of leather-like inner bark, that generations of Salish weavers have gathered each spring, will become a layer of wood, in a growth-ring that may one day be counted.
Melinda West will share a presentation that highlights some of the transformative experiences and lessons she has learned from the plants, and from her students, over the nearly four decades of sharing the art and culture of plant fiber weaving.
Melinda will take us on a short power-point journey through the seasonal round of gathering materials, with examples of how those plant materials can be used in various projects to help students gain skills, have fun making things, and develop their knowledge of culture, science and art.