Saturday January 8th, 10:00am: Weaving Without Wear
Presenter: Staci Stoffel, DPT
Facilitator: Nancy Smothergill
Staci Stoffel will present information and demonstrations on efficient ergonomics and postures for weavers in order to reduce fatigue and repetitive use injuries. With a doctorate in physical therapy and 15 years of experience in various settings and with diverse populations, Staci has a unique ability to assess and communicate about a person’s ability to move effectively and efficiently.
Saturday February 5th, 10:00am: Name Drafting
Presenter: Cynthia Pendergrast
Name Drafting is a method for creating original overshot threadings. Start with a name or phrase selected by you. Convert it into a four shaft threading and treadling with a draw down to envision what it would look like when woven.
Saturday March 5th, 10:00am: Presentation of the Guild Challenge
Facilitator: Nancy Gauss
Bring the doubleweave piece(s) you wove for the guild challenge and tell us what you learned. Include an optional sample and information card for our Guild Sample Book.
Saturday April 2nd, 10:00am: Field Trip – Exploring Treasures from the American Textile Museum
Presenter: Marcie Farwell
Facilitator: Cynthia Pendergrast
We will make our Covid-postponed field trip to the Kheel Center of the Catherwood Library at Cornell University in Ithaca. When the American Textile Museum in Lowell, MA closed, Cornell acquired many of the materials from the museum, including many written materials and some samples of woven goods. Marcie Farwell, curator of the archives, presented a Zoom program to the group last program year. This year she will lead us through an on-site viewing of some of the fascinating items from the era of American textile prominence.
Saturday May 7th, 12:00pm: Annual Potluck Luncheon and Towel Exchange
Bring a dish to pass along with your place setting. Also bring a handwoven towel or two for the exchange.
Saturday May 14th, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Shepherd’s Wool Market in Rush, NY
Saturday/Sunday June 11/12th, 10:00am – 4:00pm: CNY Fiber Festival
Along with the fiber, yarn, fiber demonstrations and animals, look for the weaving competition and exhibit at the CNY Fiber Festival held in Bouckville, NY. Guild members will also be assisting festival visitors in community weaving on a Story Loom.
Tuesday June 14th, 6:00pm: Program Planning Meeting at Nancy Smothergill’s
Program planning meeting for the 2022/2023 guild year. All are welcome, come with ideas for programs and bring own your dinner. If you can’t make the meeting but have suggestions, contact Program Chair Nancy Gaus.