Rug Tapestry Study Group minutes - 9/6/2014

Rug Tapestry Study Group
September 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Present: Lori Beck, Cheryl Rennick, Catherine Easton, Jan Tooker, Sharon Vandenack, Tricia Byrne
Venue: Jan has sent submission proposals to the Hillestad Gallery (at UNL) and also the Lux Center for the Arts. The Hillestad Gallery committee is interested in showing our work, but would like to see images of most, if not all, of our new pieces for this show, before making a commitment. They are already booked through next fall, so the show would likely be during the 2015-16 school year. We discussed the timing, and felt that if they need photos within the next 6 months, this will likely not be possible. Jan will let them know this, and that we would like do some more advance planning for a different show in the future.
Other Venue possibilities: New galleries: one on O Street near the Antelope Valley project, one on N Street at about 19th or 20th. Cheryl will ask about having a show at “Out of the Box” where the Lincoln Artist’s Guild does shows; Westminster Church is always a possibility; Aging Partners has hosted shows at the Downtown Center on 10th and O; Shelda said she thought there was a place in Nebraska City that might be willing to have us.
Still waiting to hear from the Lux Center.
Study on Tapestry: Introductory meeting was held August 16. Cost will be $100 for non-members, $70 for Guild members and $50 for Studio members. The class will be on October 4, 11 (or 18), and 25, from 9:00 – 2:30 each day. Topics covered in the workshop will include: basic tapestry joins, make straight and curved figures, make a sampler, and plan and start a new piece. If you will be using a Studio loom for the workshop, you will have to be off that loom by December 31. Registrations are due now.
On October 4 there will be no ending time, the class starts at 9:00 a.m.
No class on the 11th due to Southwest High School Sale
Oct 18th & 25th it will be 9:00 – 2:30
There’s plenty of wool here to use for weft, it is out on the counter now but has to be put away for the open house. Choose what you want.
Catherine has designs today, or she will help us design our own. We will do a sampler to learn techniques, then will apply them to our own design.
Regarding design, Catherine encouraged us to set aside things that we see that we like, which could be used as a tapestry design at some point in the future. Starting a file in this way will help to inspire us when we want to do a tapestry for a show or other purpose.
Show up to first class with our looms warped. Use 8/2 linen for the warp, set at 8 or 6 ends per inch, 2 yards long, 11” weaving width.
Theme: We reconsidered “Recycle” and decided on “Renew, Revive, Rekindle” because it lends itself to a wider variety, and more inspirational pieces, while still allowing for the use of a recycling theme as well.

Next meeting date: November 1, 1:00 p.m.

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