October 15, 2020
Posse Grounds Park
525 Posse Ground Rd
Sedona, AZ

Please bring a chair

9:30am socially-distanced visiting with masks please

10:00 meeting/ProgramPin Weaving with member Joyce Frie

In Joyce’s words: “Pin Weaving in my mind could also be called the poor man’s (woman’s!) weaving method. I say this because it doesn’t require any loom or elaborate equipment. You can buy the basics at Staples and Ace Hardware or JoAnn fabrics so it is a very low budget equipment list. But, oh my, the fabulous things you can make with this process!

How is Pin Weaving different than weaving with a loom or other methodologies? First of all, it is very free form and can be any shape.
You are not constrained by the dimensions of a loom or the straight edges of more traditional weaving. I have made round items, very irregular shaped items, and also very traditionally shaped items. You can make all sorts of wall art, pillows, and wearable garments. Secondly, you also are not constrained by the type of fiber you use for your warp and weft. I have used linen, thread, twine and various weights of string and twine purchased at a hardware store. And lastly, you can use just about anything that you can pull through the warp fibers. I have used silk and satin ribbon, all varieties and weights of yarn and raw fibers, fabric, and newspaper.

Your only limit is your imagination.

The basic materials needed are: T pins, foam core board from an office supply store, and whatever materials you are going to use for your warp and weft.”


November 19, 2020
Sedona Arts Center
15 Art Barn Road
Sedona, AZ

9:30 am socially-distanced visiting with masks required.  
Temperatures will be taken prior to entering the building and sign-in sheet for record of attendees. 
10:00 meeting/Program:  Color as Energy with David Johnson, Tapestry Weaver and Custom Dyer.

This program bridges the gap between weaving and dying and the physical and metaphysical qualities of color. In this presentation, David will address the physics of light and color in tandem with the spiritual and emotional content that artists express through their work in the symbolic use of color.

As a tapestry weaver, David dyes his own yarns using a very structured process creating hue and value gradations. Within this systematic process there is an almost magic quality as yarns absorb dyes and subtle tints, tones, and shades develop. The color speaks to him in a very spiritual way. He is “captured and transformed by its energy”.