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April 2019

Freeform Design on the Loom with Nancy Marsh

April 12, 2019 - April 13, 2019
St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3800 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401 United States
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Imagine weaving freeform designs, like damask or brocade, using a 4-shaft loom, with no pick-up stick! Freeform twill involves a simple 1-2-3-4 threading and a unique treadling system, which facilitate the development of weaver-created, two-dimensional design patterns. Over the course of this two-day workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of freeform twill, design theory, how to make and use a cartoon, and several variations of the freeform twill technique. Once you know it, you can apply this technique to hand…

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November 2019

Rug Hooking Workshop

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3800 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401 United States
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$30 – $95

Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild is hosting a rug hooking workshop with well known local fiber artist, Jean Haley.  Jean uses natural dyes to prepare wool fabric which she then cuts into strips and hooks to create rugs and other items. In this one day workshop, students will learn basic hooking techniques, while hooking a coaster or holiday ornament.  Sign up online or print and send the form. Workshop fee to the BSWG is due by October 31, 2019. Materials fee is…

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March 2020

Cancelled and Rescheduled–Beginning Tapestry Workshop

March 14 - March 15
Holiday Inn, 1710 N Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN Bloomington, IN United States
$25 – $100

In light of the many community cancellations related to trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus, your executive officers made the decision to cancel the tapestry workshop for this weekend AND the regular monthly meeting on Monday. Nancy Crampton has agreed to reschedule the workshop for October 17-18 and will present the program for the October 19 meeting. Those who have registered for the workshop will be given the chance to transfer that registration to the new dates or…

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April 2020

Cancelled: Wool Spinning Workshop with Nelly DeVault

April 25 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Spinning expert Nelly DeVault teaches spinning classes throughout the Midwest, as well as at the Trading Post in Pendleton, IN. Nelly will focus on ways to make adjustments to our wheels, hands, and feet to become more proficient with our spinning. We will be using spinning wheels. Join us for a day working with and learning more about spinning wool. Registration is $70 for BSWG members; $80 for non-members. All fees are non-refundable and due April 1, 2020. Questions? Contact…

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