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Welcome to Our New Meeting Site!                                               IMG_3603[5]               
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Our first regular meeting is on September 14 at the East Mesa Christian Church, 706 S Greenfield Rd, Mesa.  It is between Southern and Broadway.  The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. but come at 6:00 p.m. to visit with others.

If you haven’t already paid your membership dues, you can do so at the meeting ($25 for individuals/$30 for a family membership).  Usually returning members give a check but don’t update their other information.  Maybe you’ve started knitting or making paper, perhaps you’re available to help with one of the committees  – please take a few minutes to fill in the blanks (even if you’ve already turned in your check) so we can be better informed of your current interests.   Attached is the membership form.  You can print and turn in or email to Betz.

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Compete!  Arizona State Fair

Time is running out to send in your State Fair entry form.  Textiles are in the “Home Arts” category.   You can enter online (deadline 9/2) or mail in your entry (must be postmarked by 9/2).    There are a lot of divisions for items, but to keep those divisions from shrinking, they have to have submissions.  That’s where you come in!  Any of the beautiful items you’ve brought to show-and-tell would be perfect to enter.  They do stipulate that items must have been made in the last 2 yrs.  I’ll bet you have something you can enter!  Items must be dropped off Sept 16-17 and you’ll get them back November 1 – well in time to put in our booth at the Mesa Arts Festival.

 This is a great opportunity to showcase our work and introduce it to others.  And it happens right in our back yard, so lets do what we can to support it!  Compete!

27th. Avenue Public Art Project – RE-Thanks!

Ann Morton writes:

I am excited to announce the kick-off for the Re-Thanks Public Public Art Project, in conjunction with the 27th Avenue Waste Management Facility Artist Residency.
 
All community members are invited to participate by making flowers from your own recyclable trash. Why? First, you will learn more about how to sort and discard your household recyclables – but in doing this, you will have the opportunity to say thank-you to the workers at the 27th Avenue facility whose job it is to touch and sort through the trash we put into our recycling bins. You’ll see just what happens to what we “ throw away”, to sort and divert as much as possible from the landfill. Through the gesture of making flowers from our trash, together we can create a colossal expression of gratitude when all these flowers are assembled into a textile-like cascade of overwhelming thank-you’s from the community.
 
So, read the introduction below, and go to www.rethanksaz.com right away!  On the project website, you will learn more about your recyclable trash, and about these individuals who work everyday to help us keep our lives in order. And, of course, you’ll find all the information you’ll need on how you, your family or your community group can become a part of this community project!
 
For any further information, contact, Ann Morton at annmorton@mac.com

 

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IWC Workshops Announced

Intermountain Weavers Conference in Durango, Colorado has just listed their workshops for 2017:  http://www.intermountainweavers.org/ and click on the workshop link.

It Took A While

Call for art!     Deadline: October 1, 2016

Fiber is traditionally seen as a labor­intensive practice. A common question for artists is, “How long did that take?” It Took A While will highlight time through practice, multiples, and mediums, considering both the counting of time through motions and the loss of felt time to meditative practice.  For more information click It Took a While.

 MAC December 2016!

Hope you are having a good summer.  If you are still in AZ, you know this is when we have time to weave!   We had a nice May, but we’ve had some really hot days in June, good days to stay inside and weave or knit. Remember, we will be having a double booth at the art fair in Mesa on Dec. 10 and 11.  We’ll need lots of handmade items to fill our booth.  Here are three shawls I’ve done since the last sale and hope to sell!

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How about you?  Send me pictures of things you have completed and I’ll share them with all of you.  Happy creating,

Cindy Reynolds, coordinator for the art fair for 2016.

Yarn: the Movie

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The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have become one of the hottest movements in modern art. We follow a few International artists and knitters as they bring yarn to the streets and into our lives in new ways. Starting in Iceland, this quirky and thought-provoking film takes us on a colourful and global journey as we discover how yarn connects us all.

  • Check out our latest newsletter for most up-to-date happenings
  • Visit and like us on Facebook at Telaraña Weavers and Spinners Guild
  • View our recently shared projects at our group Telaraña Fiber Arts Guild on Ravelry.
  • Join us at the December 2016 Mesa Arts Center Festival

 

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