Friday, April 12, 2019

7 Days 'til Registration Closes-MWC 2019: Uncommon Threads

We are fast approaching the deadline for the incedible MWA conference 2019: Uncommon threads. If you have not registered you only have:  
7 days 'til Registration Closes

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Yesterday, guild members got together to pack up the kits for 'Time-out Thursday". Amidst the threads, fibers, the textures and colors was laughter, coffee and cake. We are getting excited to host the upcoming Midwest Weavers Conference 2019: Uncommon Threads on the magnificent Grinnell College campus. 
Before the opening session, come make Dorset buttons, popholders, Celtic Knot mat,  Kumihimo Braids, and more or just join us to spin, laugh and relax as we settle in for a fun conference.  Look for the signs for "Time-Out Thursday" near the Registration check-in. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Marilyn Moore Shares her Passion: Weaving Uncommon Threads

Crafted from Metal, embellished with beads and color

Iowa City and the Craft Guild are excited by a new resident, Marilyn Moore, a fiber artist who through color, fiber and form produces the most magnicient pieces, one of a kind jewelry, baskets, and vessels. She presented and trunk show at our guild meeting last month. And Marilyn will be conducting seminars at the Midwest Weavers Conference at Grinnell in June. What an opportunity to learn from the best. Just being around her dyanamic personality, makes you want to try something new.
          Register Now:  Registration Closing April 19, 2019

June 22, 2019. Explore, Experience, Create: Adventures in Wire Cloth. 
June 23, 2019. Catch of the Day, and Basket Beauties.
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Marilyn's seminar will teach this technique

Marilyn shared that her work was more of a process, how she incorporates, shapes and color into something exquisite is always in flux.  She begins with a basis sketch, and almost as a living thing, the item dictates becomes,  which in turn, impacts what it is or does.  Sometimes, it's just the way the air moves around or within a piece that guides her.  Truly this is Uncommon Weaving
We were privy to such beeautiful things...bajello basket, jewelry, Sargasso, Opera bags from wire cloth, and there were bowls, baskets, some coiled fron sweet grass and embriodered with pine needles; or wire and wirecloth; or leather stitched in linen.  WOW 

Our mini-trunk show of baskets, vessels crafted from wire,
raffia, linen, accented with beads

Each vessels defined in the process
The center of a round tray 
Wow, is all I can say. Iowa City is now home to one very talented artist. Thank you.