The November 7th Monthly Meeting of the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild will feature a special presentation on Global Artisans’ Weaving Cooperatives and Their Future Sustainability. Weaving cooperatives exist all over the world, each one with a similar mission of preserving cultural traditions and history, a need to establish a sustainable economic base for the weavers and their families, and a desire to enter into the larger global commerce market. Marilyn Murphy, Managing Partner at ClothRoads, will take you behind the scenes at a number of organizations adding insights as to how they are preparing for the future. Marilyn will also bring along a curated selection of textile products that can be purchased.
Guests are welcome. Meetings include announcements, “show and tell”, and programs related to fiber arts.
Where: Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3411 South Taft Ave in Loveland – see map
When: Saturday, November 7th, 2015 9:00 am to noon
9:00 — Set up and mingle
9:30 — Business meeting, show-and-tell
10:30 — Refreshment break
11:00 — Program Global Artisans” Weaving Cooperatives and Their Future Sustainability – Marilyn Murphy, ClothRoads
Travel with us on ClothRoads to a world of authentic textile culture. Here you’ll find folk and collectible textiles, accessories, fabric, and fiber art materials from many corners of the globe, along with fascinating stories of indigenous artisans and ancient techniques used in traditional and modern ways. From the rivers of India to the mountaintops of Peru, we go directly to villages and cooperatives to bring you these textile stories and the work of skilled artisans who are dyeing, weaving, spinning, printing and embroidering some of world’s most beautiful objects. When you purchase from ClothRoads, you help us to build and develop new markets that allow artisans and communities, especially women and girls, to flourish.