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January's Program:

Bev Atseff--5 Decades/Lots of Weft Turns

Come for a journey with fiber artist and IPW guild member Bev Atseff to hear about the adventures and creative twists she's encountered through her fifty years as a fiber artist. Learn tips for finding inspiration and creativity!

January's Workshop: Chain Maille

Instructor: Bev Atseff

In this 1/2 day workshop, Bev will teach basic chain maille techniques using the Byzantine weave, a pattern used in many other weave structures. Each student will make a bracelet. Kits, costing approximately $30, will be provided in a variety of colors and metals. Workshop will begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM.


Spotlight on 2014 IPW Challenge

by Roving Reporter, Kate W

Our annual holiday potluck luncheon and 65th Anniversary Celebration Challenge was held in member's Maxine M.'s home. Thank you, Maxine for opening your home to the guild! The challenge produced a variety of woven items, from 4 harness weaves to twining to finger weaving-- all done in sapphire blue with white or pewter gray as accents to honor the guild's 65th Anniversary. It was a lovely demonstration on how talented and versatile our members are. Be sure to look at the link for "December's Challenge Photos" at the bottom of this page to see these beautiful pieces!

More from the Heritage Project

The heritage project continues. This month Chris M brought in a beautiful handwoven stole made by her grandmother.


December's Challenge Photos

Click here to view the 65th anniversary challenge pictures!

Past Show and Tell/Program Photos

Click here to view Show and Tell pictures and Program pictures from previous meetings.