FEBRUARY

February 9, 2017 / 10am

Board Meeting

Planning for 2017.

MARCH

March 2, 2017 / 10am

Triaxial Weaving: What, Why & How!

with Sue Michalek

Sue is a member of WGNS and a multi-talented weaver, felter and adventurous fiber lover. She will tell us about the history and magic of triaxial weaving

March 9, 2017 / 7pm

Nightweavers

Program: Kumihimo

Hostess/Co-hostess:
Marilyn Lindeman/Nancy Berg

Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

APRIL

April 6, 2017 / 6pm

Artistic Inspirations

with Paul Witt

Paul is an artist who will share his thoughts on inspiration.

April 13, 2017 / 7pm

Nightweavers

Program: Plain weave – a Fresh Look

Hostess/Co-hostess:
Dagmar Klos/Sue Michalek

Please see the WGNS Handbook for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

MAY

May 4, 2017 / 10am 

Mini-Workshop: Triaxial Weaving

with Ellen Bevill

Ellen is a member of WGNS and a prolific weaver. She will lead a mini-workshop for the entire membership on triaxial weaving.

May 11, 2017 / 7pm

Nightweavers

Program: Tablet Weaving

Hostess/Co-hostess:
Carolyn Seng/Iola Gardner

Please see the WGNS Handbook for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

JUNE

June 1, 2017 / 10am

Annual Inventory Exchange & Extravaganza!

Look for details in the May newsletter.

June 8, 2015 / tbd

Nightweavers

Potluck Picnic!!

Hostess:
Marilyn Lindeman

Please see the WGNS Handbook for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

JULY

July 6, 2017 / 10am

Member Exchange

Program: Picnic, annual stash exchange/sale and project sharing time.
Location: Linne Woods, 6308 W. Dempster, Morton Grove – Site #1 (Forest Preserve Park), at Ferris Avenue, on the north side of the street.
 

July 13, 2017 / 7pm

Nightweavers

Program: Indigo

Hostess/Co-hostess:
Dagmar Klos/Sue Michalek

Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

AUGUST

August 3, 2017 / 10 am Unitarian Church of Evanston

Straw Into Gold: The process of making linen from flax

with Tom and Joanne Blodgett

August 10, 2017 / 7pm

Nightweavers

Program: Tips & Tricks
Hostess/Co-hostess:
Marsha Powers/Sue Miller

Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

SEPTEMBER

September 7, 2017 / 10am

Rag Rugs: Beyond Plain Weave

with Nancy Cranston

September 6, 2017 / 10am-4pm

September 7, 2017 / 1-4pm

September 8, 2017 / 10am-4pm

Workshop: Beyond Plain Weave, Rag Rugs Explored

Nancy Cranston is a weaver from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her workshop will be in round robin format using carpet warp. Participants will be sent warping instructions and should arrive with looms pre-warped. The workshop will explore rosepath, crackle, overshot and other structures.

September 14, 2017 / 7pm

Nightweavers

Program: Rep Weave
Hostess/Co-hostess:
Marilyn Lindeman/Sue Michalek

Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

OCTOBER

October 5, 2017 / 10am

My Work

with Diane Simpson

Diane is an artist who works in all sorts of materials, especially fiber and textiles

October 12, 2017 / 7pm

Nightweavers

Program: Book
Hostess/Co-hostess:
Dagmar Klos/Cathay Clausen

Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

NOVEMBER

Fine Art of Fiber

Fine Art of Fiber is an annual show and sale jointly organized by Weavers Guild of the North Shore, Illinois Quilters Inc., and the North Suburban NeedleArts Guild. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious fiber art shows in the Midwest, and a wonderful opportunity to see and purchase locally crafted fiber and textile works. Fine Art of Fiber is held each year at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

Please see the event page on the Chicago Botanic Garden website for information about this year’s Fine Art of Fiber show and sale.

November 2, 2017 / 6:30-9pm

Fine Art of Fiber Opening Night

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

November 3-5, 2017 / 10am-5pm

Fine Art of Fiber Show and Sale

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

DECEMBER

December 7, 2017 / 10am

Jason Collingwood Rug Workshop at The Chicago Weaving School

with Judith Querciagrossa, Irene Suyeoka Grant Recipient

Antique Textile Collection

with Mary Saville

December 14, 2017 / 7pm

Program: Holiday Cookie Exchange and 2018 Program Planning
Hostess/Co-hostess:
Carolyn Seng

Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.