October 16, 2021
Handspun Wire Core 10am-1pm
Emily Wohlscheid, Handspun Wire Core 10am-1pm Location: FOB Metro Lodge
#97, 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504
March 5 & 6, 2022
Deflected Double Weave
Deflected Double Weave, 10am-4pm
Natalie has pursued weaving with a passion. She is currently serving as President of FWWG and has served as Vice President of Programming. She also maintains a membership with the Fredericksburg Weavers and Spinners Guild. Natalie was awarded a MAFA Fellowship in 2019 and has been studying Deflected Doubleweave intensively. She has also taken additional classes with felters: Janna Mattsson, Judith Dios, and Moy MacKay and enjoys felting 2-D landscapes.
April 3, 2022
Nålbinding is the craft of making a textile from loops of yarn; it is a craft for mavericks. Learn it and you’ll be forever free from the tyranny of patterns and rules. My best advice to someone trying nålbinding for the first time is to be patient with yourself while learning and to persist. Can’t start in the round? Crochet your first round! Can’t do the spit-splice joins? Let ends dangle and weave in later. Persist, keep going, and all will be well with more practice.
Heidi Bukoski grew up in an artistic household where she was able to try many art forms. Her love of fiber arts started with knitting in Girl Scouts. Weaving was added while in high school. Natural dyeing came in college. In the many years since then numerous other techniques have crossed her path. Weaving and traditional wet felting have remained constants. Most recently forays into jewelry and wire work, and knotting and braiding have piqued her interest. Combining techniques or taking them in unexpected directions is her favorite challenge.
Weaver & Fiber Artist in West Michigan
October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021, 10:00am – 4:00pm Connor Bayou Woodland Cabin, 8115 W Olive Rd, West Olive, MI