September 2016 newsletter
The September 2016 newsletter is now available here.
For previous newsletters see the Newsletter Archive.
To mark the 40th Anniversary of CW in 2018, we will be publishing our first full-color book. Eight Shafts: Beyond the Beginning will provide a modern look at using eight shafts and 8-shaft combinations in inspiring ways through finished pieces.
You can see an outline of the project here. There are links to further details and to the sign-up form. Note that you will need to be logged in to the website to proceed.
Submission is open to all CW members, and we hope that you will feel as excited about this project as we do. You do not need to be a master weaver, published author, award winner, or known teacher to participate. As you consider a piece to enter, focus on what takes the work “beyond the beginning” and into something uniquely yours.
We are hosting a reception in the Jazz Gallery at the Riverwest Artists Association on Friday August 5 from 6 – 8 pm. View Complexity 2016, enjoy refreshments, and chat with weavers – we would love to meet you.
The gallery is at 926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI. Public transportation is available, as is a taxi or Uber. If you are attending HGA’s Convergence, Bus #14 departs from the Convention Center (400 West Wisconsin Avenue) and you can take it to the stop at Humboldt & Center; there is a two-minute walk from the bus stop to Jazz Gallery.
Hope to see you there!
We are delighted to announce that Complex Weavers’ Greatest Hits is back in print!
This book, a compilation of CW members’ favourite drafts, was published in 2000 in honor of the 21st birthday of Complex Weavers. It includes drafts from 2 to ? shafts, drafts for drawlooms, kumihimo, tablet weaving, and passementerie. Each draft includes threading or block profile, tieup, treadling or peg plan (both when possible), and a drawdown if applicable. Suggested uses for the draft are included. The author of each design is given.
The book also includes a CD with all the drafts in .wif format.
The Journal Gallery for the June 2016 issue is now online. Enjoy!
The images and wifs from the October Journal are now available on the web site. Enjoy!