Programs

2021-22

May 9, 2022:  Annual potluck and silent auction.  A bonus presentation from Amira Abboud, showing her senior textile project.

April 13, 2022:  Member Karen Lucacks will inspire you with her up-cycled journey.

March 9, 2022:  Mini-workshops are back!  Instead of make-and-take, this year will feature demos only. Demonstrations will include:  Kool-Aid dyeing, use of a box loom, ply-split braiding, construction of a temari ball, weaving on small frame looms, and simple book construction.  Information/directions will be sent to members via email following the meeting.

February 9, 2022:  Surface Design in Mixed Media, with Shelly White.
Shelly White is a mixed-media fiber artist who lives in Tempe, AZ. She uses hand-dyed textiles, found papers, and maps to create work referencing concepts of navigation, the passage of time, and life experience. Inspiration is evoked by aerial views of the earth, its elements rendered in vibrant colors, stitched lines, and ingenious transparencies. White’s surface design techniques often rely upon Shibori dye methods, silk screen printing, and
letterpress relief impressions.
Currently, White is an Education Specialist for Mesa Contemporary Arts.

January 12, 2022:  Our very own Sharie Monsam will detail her journey in Navajo weaving.  Did you know Sharie was a novice schoolteacher on the Navajo reservation? 

December 8, 2021:  All About Japanese Temari, by Jen Weber (rescheduled from November). While she teaches weaving, spinning, and dyeing, Jen’s true passion of Japanese temari was discovered in 2011.
Come and learn all about the ancient craft of Japanese temari (embroidered thread balls).

November 10:  Winnie Johnson will offer a presentation of her textile travels.

October 13:  Telaraña member Ann Morton will offer a comprehensive
visual review of the Violet Protest, a nationwide public engagement project that employs handmade textiles as tools for protest against political divisiveness, and instead, generates a creative call for national unity.

September 8:  Our first hybrid meeting with a live/zoom program. There is no presenter planned for the September meeting. YOU are the presenters. Since this is the first time we will be able to meet face-toface in over a year, there will be plenty of meeting and greeting and catching up. We want to hear about what you have been doing – online classes, fiber project, fiber challenges, etc. Please bring your show-and-tell.