To: The Helena Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild and Friends:
Our guild has the following items that we will raffle off at the conference. Even if you are not attending the conference, you may purchase tickets in the Vendor area in Trinity Lounge at Carroll College on Saturday, June 25th from noon to 5 pm.
Congratulations Bonnie Tarses being selected as the July 12, 2022 speaker for an HGA Textiles & Tea Handweaving conversation
Bonnie Tarses is a textile designer specializing in one-of-a-kind and custom handwoven textiles since 1960. From the time she began her weaving journey, she was drawn to the color symbolism in all ethnic textiles. “I continue to be amazed by the fact that weavers of old attached special meaning to the placement of every thread.” In search of a set of personal symbols, Bonnie developed several techniques that have become her trademarks—Color Horoscope Weaving, Woven Words, and Turned-Weft Ikat (a twist on a traditional theme).
“I believe it is practically impossible to weave something ugly since weaving by its very nature is beautiful.”
Each week, Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) will host a Textiles & Tea conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. In our 45-minute discussion we will focus on their artwork and their creative journey with 15 minutes allotted at the end of our conversation for questions from the audience. Textiles & Tea takes place every Tuesday at 4:00 PM (ET) and is broadcast via Zoom and on Facebook Live. These broadcasts will be free to view and open to all.
HGA is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN #06-08661. Our organization and programs are supported in part by generous contributions to HGA's Fiber Trust.