15 Minutes of Fame

We had an unexpected and delightful event this week – we were featured on our local TV channel’s segments on CBS This Morning!

Several Guild members dragged themselves out of bed early enough to be at our weaving studio by 6:00 am to meet Shane Konicki and cameraman Joe to film several live segments during the show’s air time.  “Where’s Shane?” highlights a variety of events and activities in the Wichita area, and somehow (we’re not quite sure), we came to his attention!

All four short segments are available on the KWCH website, so you can watch Shane as he tries his hand at spindle spinning, wheel spinning, and weaving!

Live TV can be pretty interesting, but it went pretty well considering all the opportunities for bloopers!  Shane was a good sport, even through dropping the Turkish spindle, having the drive band slip off the wheel, and some unintentional sound effects from the radiator.

A good time was had by all, and we are grateful for the opportunity to promote the Guild and the Fiber Arts Center classes and workshops!  Thanks, KWCH!!

Ewe to Yarn

Most people think of yarn as the raw material for a knitting, crochet, weaving or needlework project, but it’s really a finished product!

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We invite you to consider our new Ewe to Yarn series of classes that starts at the beginning.  Well, actually, the VERY beginning is at lambing time, but we’re going to skip over the critical animal husbandry part of the equation and start with the shorn fleece.

Five experienced instructors will take you through the entire process, starting with selecting, washing & dyeing fleece through fiber preparation options to learning to use a spinning wheel and then exploring the world of fiber.  The six Saturdays in January through March and five Tuesdays in March & April will give even total beginners the experience and confidence to continue on their own, with a solid grounding in the basics plus some extra credits!

Attend all classes in the series, or pick and choose whichever one(s) interest you.  All materials and equipment are provided, and you can even borrow a spinning wheel if you don’t have one of your own!

What better way to start a year than by learning a fulfilling and creative new (and ancient) skill?