Virtual Only
Studio #
23

2802 Benbrook Dr

Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin

Fibers
Woven Shawl (in progress)
Woven Shawl (in progress)

Linda Borntrager , 2021, Tencel, Approx. 80 inches x 30 in.

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NFS

Linda Borntrager , 2021, Tencel, Approx. 80 inches x 30 in.
Woven Shawl (in progress)

Linda Borntrager , 2021, Tencel, Approx. 80 inches x 30 in.

$ 0.00 USD

NFS

Santa Fe
Santa Fe

Fazia Rizvi, 2020, Bamboo, acrylic, nylon, 48 x 21 in.

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Available in-studio and in online shop

Art Saori Style Hanging
Art Saori Style Hanging

Anita Mester, 2020, Yarn, ribbon, beaded accents, 52 x 14 in.

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Available in-studio and in online shop

Four "Baltic" Towels dyed and woven
Four "Baltic" Towels dyed and woven

Inga Marie Carmel, 2021, Indigo-dyed cotton, woven in 8-shaft waffle weave, 4 x 4 in.

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Available in-studio and in online shop

Woven Shawl (in progress)
Woven Shawl (in progress)

Linda Borntrager , 2021, Tencel, Approx. 80 inches x 30 in.

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Available in-studio and in online shop

Demons in My Carriage
Demons in My Carriage

2020, Wire, beads, novelty yarn, 4 x 9 in.

Available in-studio and in online shop

Price on request

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Linda Yeatts, 2020, Cotton warp and weft with handspun accent yarn, 24 x 40 in.

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Available in-studio and in online shop

Mickey Stam

Live Streamed

Artist Talk

Panel Discussion with Collaborators on WSSA's Installation Exhibit

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Nov 6

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1:00 PM

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Live webinar with guild members who collaborated on WSSA's Installation Exhibit for the Austin Studio Tour. The lead artist and videographer Caitlin Young will discuss her videos and the inspiration for the overall exhibit, while other members will talk about their individual contributions.

ADA accessibility

No ADA accessibility

By appointment only

Mickey Stam

Live Streamed

Panel Discussion

WSSA's Monthly Spinning Study Group Meeting

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Nov 13

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1:00 PM

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Attend a Zoom webinar with the WSSA's Spinning Study Group as the panel. Astrid Tauber will share her knowledge of Angora Rabbit fur along with her experience spinning it. Other members will share problems and their success with the fiber also. Additional spinning issues will likely be discussed.

ADA accessibility

No ADA accessibility

By appointment only

Mickey Stam

Pre-recorded

Other

"Interwoven Threads," an Immersive Installation

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The videographer, artist, and member of the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin Caitlin Young has designed an immersive installation that projects her videos over and through her and other members' weavings. Other woven and felted works surround the viewer, on the walls and floors. This video attempts to capture the in-person experience.

ADA accessibility

No ADA accessibility

By appointment only

Mickey Stam

Pre-recorded

Demonstration

WSSA Members Participate in Fleece to Shawl Competition

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From Austin this year, three spinners and one weaver participated in the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival' online Fleece to Shawl competition.

ADA accessibility

No ADA accessibility

By appointment only

Mickey Stam

Pre-recorded

Other

Spinning Global Wools and Luxury Fibers

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WSSA's Spinning Study Group exhibit the yarns they spun from their Global Wool and Luxury Fiber challenges.

ADA accessibility

No ADA accessibility

By appointment only

Mickey Stam

Pre-recorded

Artist Talk

Interview with the lead artists behind two of WSSA's exhibits for the Studio Tour.

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Caitlin Young and Linda Yeatts will talk about the inspiration and production of their exhibits for this year's Studio Tour.

ADA accessibility

No ADA accessibility

By appointment only

Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin

About the Artist

The Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin (WSSA) is a collective of women and men interested in weaving, spinning, and dyeing, from beginners to masters. The guild meets on the second Thursday of the month for a presentation by a member or an outside expert, recently in Zoom but normally in person at the Northwest Recreation Center. Two study groups, one for weavers and the other for spinners, provide an opportunity to delve deeper into members’ skills and knowledge. A couple of two or three-day workshops a year taught by respected experts not only teach new techniques, but are a great way to get to know other guild members. The same can be said for the WEST Studio Tour, which gives us the chance to exhibit and sell our work, demonstrate our skills, and educate the larger community about the creative possibilities found in weaving, spinning, and dyeing.

Artist Statement

To spin yarn from sheep’s wool, a cotton plant’s seed hair, or a moth’s cocoon silk is to make a connection to nature and our far distant ancestors. And then when we weave that yarn into a baby blanket, a fashionable jacket, or a contemporary wall hanging, we get a rush of satisfaction that we have created a unique work that expresses our individual aesthetic and cultural values. The Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin members all share the love of making, of exploring new and old techniques and materials, and appreciate the advantage of sharing our passion with each other and the larger community.

wssaustin.org
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