After CityArts administration told us they were ending the weaving classes, Guild members scrambled to find a way to keep fiber instruction opportunities alive in Wichita.
In a few short weeks, we have planned to receive the looms and other classroom equipment and supplies as a donation from the City of Wichita (thank you!!), identified a viable location, come up with a financial plan, and presented the information to the Guild members at large. The immediate outcome was a unanimous vote at the November meeting to support this exciting effort!
And now the time is short, and the logistics and other planning by the steering committee has ramped up to the next phase.
If all goes well, we will move everything out of the current space in mid-December to our new home, and start classes in January!
Once everything is signed and finalized, we’ll be delighted to share the details and start taking class registrations, but we’re not quite at that point yet.
Watch for updates here and on our Facebook page!
This will be an important business meeting, during which the future of weaving classes in the Wichita area will be discussed and voted on!
Program(s) will follow the business meeting.
For non-spinners, there will be a small loom available for members to try their hand at a 3-shaft weaving project.
Bring your spinning wheel and any batts or fiber you would like to spin into a loopy bouclé yarn! Instructor Deb Waggoner will teach the technique of spinning around a core yarn (which will be provided), and will demonstrate making art batts on a drum carder.
If your wheel has a flyer with no hooks and a large orifice, so much the better!
Fiber will be also available for purchase.
November 4, 2017
Location: Room 118, McKnight Hall, WSU campus
Social Time begins @ 9:00 am
Meeting & Program begins @ 10:00 am
Directions: Exit off of Hillside onto Alumni Drive. The McKnight building is the second building on your right. Park in the lot across the street, and enter the north wing through the brown double doors that face Hillside (shown in the center of the picture below). Look for a “Guild” sign on the doors!