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PPWG Study Groups

Study groups are an excellent way to develop skills and friendships within the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild. We currently have three groups. If you are interested in them please contact the primary person listed for each group.

More Than Four

More Than Four is a study group for intermediate to advanced weavers with emphasis on weaving on more than four shafts. Members have varied interests and share their enthusiasm and expertise in weaving. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10 AM at Library 21C at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive in Colorado Springs. Contact: Heather Hubbard, [email protected] or phone 718-495-1873.


Next Step Group

Next Step has been created to meet the need of PPWG weavers. This will be a place where new to intermediate weavers can meet for mentoring, finding solutions to problems, build relationships and friends with other weavers and grow our skills. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 2PM.

This weaving study group is open to all weavers who are guild members. We meet monthly to discuss current weaving projects, challenges with design, and technical requirements to improve the quality of our work and explore new techniques. Our focus is to support each other as we continue to grow toward the next step of expertise desired and to gain new knowledge to integrate into our work through this process. We bring in others from the guild to talk and share their knowledge on specific areas. We share our work and have discussions on our projects and share ideas on our next project. Each member agrees to complete a minimum of one project annually that will focus on their goals and objectives with the group.

  • It will require you to participate and to support one everyone
  • You will celebrate your big and little steps
  • You will weave and grow

Contact Betsy Anderson. [email protected] or phone 719-339-9022.


Certificate of Excellence

For anyone interested in the Handweavers Guild of America's Certificate of Excellence program. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact: Sandra Hutton [email protected].


Community STUDY GROUPS

There are many weaving and spinning groups and classes offered in the Pikes Peak region. Several meet at local yarn shops, libraries, and private businesses. Be sure to check out the links below to our Local Fiber Retailers for more information.

 

GREAT RESOURCES & Fiber Related Links

Links to the Wonderful Local Fiber Retailers

 

  1. Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins in Boulder, CO not only has a large selection of equipment and supplies but the owners and staff there are always helpful and knowledgeable.
  2. Entwine Fiber Arts Studio in downtown Colorado Springs, CO has equipment, supplies, and fiber for weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, and needle felting. They offer classes, and have a friendly staff, and an inviting atmosphere. Entwine is the local dealer for Schacht looms and products.
  3. White Rabbit Beads Colorado Springs' premier bead shop.
  4. Ladybug Hill Quilts Check out their fabulous block of the month series.

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