Demonstrations

Demonstrations done by Telaraña members serve several functions.  We are doing Public Outreach, educating others about the time honored crafts of the fiber arts.  We also spread the word about our organization – and the fact that we are a Fiber Arts Guild, not limited to Spinners and Weavers.  We have made a special effort to be working at more than just spinning and weaving, and thereby encouraging fiber people to join us even if they may not be spinners or weavers. Our demonstrators have brought examples of knitting, crochet, felting, and whatever else they have ready for show and to Demonstrate.  We always have a good time, and we think that shows – people are always attracted to our space!  When we set up, we are basically creating the atmosphere of an Old Fashioned ‘Spinning Bee’.  We spend the day gabbing with each other and with the public, all the while working on a favorite project.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!!!

If you have never participated in a Demo Event, please consider coming to one.  It’s a great way to get to know your fellow guild members. The guild has a 4-harness table loom available for demonstration events. If you would like to demonstrate spinning, weaving or other fiber craft – or if you have any questions about demonstrating, please contact Nancy Wanek at  demonstrations@telarana.org

Mesa Arts Festival

Saturday & Sunday December 14 & 15, 10 AM – 5 PM                                                              Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ
Come join in the festive atmosphere of the Mesa Arts Festival by demonstrating your favorite fiber art with the public. Right next to our guild’s wonderful sales booth is a generous space for us to gather and visit with each other while spreading the word on what we do. The weather forecast for the weekend is sunny and mid-60’s, perfect for displaying our creations!

Mesa Historical Museum 

Saturday, December 7th          Time 11am – noon
2345 N. Horne, Mesa, AZ 85203
“How Cloth is Made” Class offering. Nancy Wanek and Elly Weinel will be teaching spinning and weaving to a group of Girl Scouts. We could use 1 or 2 others to assist.

 
 
 

Demonstration Event List:

Arizona State Fair                     

Mesa Arts Festival                                     

Pueblo Grande Ancient Tech Day 

Mesa Historical Museum