If you decide to start with something easy like "set up the calendar" then the following might help.
In addition to the monthly guild meetings, the Colour Study Group and the More Than Four Study Group will be getting together on a regular basis. The study groups support shared learning about a specific topic.
The Colour Study Group is working on the topic of neutral colours. Neutral colours may not be showy but they often hold a piece together while allowing other hues to stand out. Grey and beige are not the only neutral colours and not all greys and beiges are created equal. Currently members of the group are exploring neutral colours by designing and weaving items based on an array of neutral colours. At the same time they are exploring how different weave structures will impact on how the colours in warp and weft blend together.
|colour gamp in huck threading|
Perhaps the most enlightening part of study group meetings is seeing how individual group members have interpreted the challenge. These two items accomplish the same objective but they are quite different.
|colour exercise in diversified plain weave|
|loose woven prior to wet finishing|
|close up showing weft kinks after wet finishing|
There are other weaving and spinning related activities that you might want to explore for your calendar in 2015. For new or want-to-be spinners there will be beginning spinning lessons in February. For everyone there is a spinning and weaving retreat in Powell River at the end of March (27 to 29). This event is an opportunity to renew or make new friendships with members of other guilds. Then there is the Robyn Spady workshop and lectures in June. Add to that some group projects at our loft studio and resource centre and you have a very busy spring.