Fall 2021 Iowa Federation Meeting
***Masks will be required while inside the building***
The Des Moines Weavers Guild is pleased to host the Fall, Iowa Federation of
Weavers & Spinners meeting on Saturday, October 16th, 2021, 9 am - 4 pm. The
meeting will take place at Franklin Jr. High at 4801 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310.
The speaker will be Jan Friedman and the theme “Weaving In Color”. Cost will be $20
We are lining up food trucks to be available for lunch but will also have a list of area
restaurants. We will also have Fiber vendors available for shopping.
This year we would like to have 4 different exhibits with attendees voting for the best in
each category as well as popular choice. Woven textiles for the home
Jan Friedman has been weaving since 1974. Jan received her M.A. in Textile Design at the University of Iowa in 1980. She has conducted workshops in weaving, color, and dyeing across the United States. Her tapestries and framed collage pieces have been featured in numerous invitational and juried exhibits and have been commissioned for both private homes and corporate collections.
Jan will present a talk in the morning titled
MY LIFE AS A WEAVER: COLOR EXPLORED.
“ Using images of my work and examples, we will explore how my use of color has evolved over time.”
In the afternoon, Jan will present a workshop on
PLAYING AND EXPERIMENTING WITH COLOR.
“I do not feel there is a magic bullet or formula for working with color. It requires keeping your eyes open and playing around until you get it right. Trying different approaches may help:”
1.How variegated yarn can be your color inspiration and
how to work with it.
2. Making color decisions by using simple colored pencil
3. Repeating colors and accents to get your eye moving
around the piece.
4. Creating a color file of favorite images to inspire new
5. Gathering yarn to interpret these images.