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Monthly Meetings & Other Nearby Events

Mark your calendars and plan to attend monthly programs following our membership meetings on the second Saturday of the month.  Meetings and workshops are offered at 10:00 AM at Gaenslen School, 1250 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee, WI.  
*There are no meetings held in
January, June, July or August

2017/2018 PROGRAM LIST

October 14: "Textile Adventures in Peru," Jennifer Moore.

November 11:  "Improvisational Woven Shibori," presented by Sarah Eichhorn.  Sarah will be discussing her artistic vision and the processes she uses to create nature-inspired, handwoven, Shibori-dyed textiles.  

Sarah Eichhorn is a textile artist and Assistant Professor and Co-chair of the Fashion Department at Mount Mary University.  She holds a BFA in Fashion Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago and an MFA in Costume Design from Florida State University.  

In addition to teaching, Sarah is a board member for the ABK Weaving Center.  She feels very strongly about sustainable fashion, and sources her weaving and sewing materials domestically here in the United States.  Aside from her formal fashion and costume background, she is also an avid urban gardener who practices sustainability.

December 9:  
Our always popular "Make-It: Take-It" returns with old and new ideas for simple gifts and crafts.  WHI members will teach you how to create simple items.  This is a day to try a new craft or technique and go home with a new creation or two.

There is no meeting in January!

February 10, 2018:  
"Creative Design With Metaphor," Ruth Manning.

March 10:  "Market Day."  

April 14:   "Dyeing for Weavers,"  Dagmar Klos.


May 12:  "Weaving the Rainbow," Deb Essen.

WHI seeks to provide interesting and informative programs for our members.  We would love to hear from you if you are interested in presenting a program or workshop for our members.  For more information about WHI programs, contact Paula Holman at holmanpk@yahoo.com.


October 10, 2017Jennifer Moore, "Mathematical Design," http://illinoisprairieweavers.org

November 2 -4, 2017Loominosity 2017.
          Entry deadline:  Saturday, October 14 (WHI meeting).
          Drop-off:  Tuesday, October 31, 9:00 am - Noon.
          Judging:  Tuesday, October 31, afternoon.
          Set-up:  Wednesday, November 1.
          Pick-up and Take-Down of show:  Sunday, November 5, 1 - 3:00 pm.


November 10 - 15, 2017Warped Milwaukee, Jazz Gallery, 926 E. Center St., Milwaukee.
          Entry deadline: October 15.
          Opening Reception:  November 10, 7 - 9:00 pm.

November 13 -15, 2017Workshop:  "Exploring Halvdrall and Monksbelt" by Rita Hagenbruch, http://illinoisprairieweavers.org

February 23 - 25, 2018The Midwest Fiber Frolic at Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI, https://www.midwestfiberfrolic.com/ or contact Charlie Neumann.

May 16 - 28, 2018Textile Tour of the Lesser Sundra Islands (eastern Indonesia) with Asian Textile Tours, http://www.asiantextilestudies.com/tour.html

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