San Juan Weavers Guild
San Juan     Weavers Guild

Classes and Workshops

I have scheduled two (different) one-day twining classes in Montrose for the weekend of April 6 and 7. You can sign up for both or either (some have already taken the first class). These classes are also scheduled for the Intermountain Weavers Conference in Durango, July 26 and 27; registration for IWC started Feb. 1 @
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DMEA in Montrose
Help revive a disappearing traditional craft as you learn to make durable, beautiful rag rugs on a simple frame. You will work on a hotpad sampler, which will give you all the information you need to make full-sized rugs at home. The class fee of $50 includes a small frame that you may keep, and warp (lengthwise fabric strips) for the sampler. You bring fabrics, needle & thread, scissors, cutting mat & rotary cutter (optional, only if you already have them--can be shared) and a medium crochet hook (optional; can be shared). No twining or weaving experience is needed.
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DMEA in Montrose
This class is based on an unusual traditional craft that has been in danger of disappearing. You will work on a circular sampler that can be continued to become a chair pad, full-sized rug, or a basket--your option. No frame is needed. You bring fabrics, twist-ties, masking tape (can be shared), needle & thread, scissors, cutting mat & rotary cutter (optional, only if you already have them--can be shared) and a medium crochet hook (optional, can be shared). If you wish to try making a basket, you will need a suitable bowl to use to shape it (details provided later). The class fee is $40. Although most people who take this class have already taken the basic class (above), that's not required. Beginners are welcome; no twining, weaving, or basketry experience is needed.
Because of numerous cancellations and no-shows for my January class, I am requesting a $15 deposit, nonrefundable unless I am able to fill your place from a waiting list. Please send a check made out to Bobbie Irwin (address below). The deposit is good for both days if you take both classes, or for either day if you take just one class. Class size is limited, and I hope you can join the fun! You're welcome to invite a friend...advanced registration is required.
Bobbie Irwin
62600 Jeremy Rd.
Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 249-2981


The Carolyn Greenwood Spinning Workshop on Gradient Spinning will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $70. That includes all materials. The Spinning Luxury Fibers Workshop, also by Carolyn, will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost of this workshop is $95 per participant. It, too, includes all materials. Spinners should be able to know how to adjust their spinning wheels and have them in good working condition.
The workshops will take place at the D.M.E.A. Multi-Purpose Room in Montrose. Additional costs will include transportation to bring Carolyn to Montrose. Those costs will be shared equally by all participants and should be around $25 per class. Additionally, the San Juan Weavers Guild charges a $10 fee to any non-member of the Guild. (Current membership is $25 for a January to December membership)
There is still available space in both workshops, but it is important to register as early as possible. A $50 deposit needs to be forwarded to the San Juan Weavers Guild, % Alison Graff, Treasurer. Her address is 16790 6300 Road, Montrose, Colorado 81403. Final expenses will be calculated, and the balance will be due 6 weeks prior to the workshop (March 9, 2019). Participants can request the return of their deposit prior to the March 9 deadline without penalty. If a participant finds it necessary to cancel after this March 9 deadline, the deposit will only be refunded if the vacant position can be filled from a waiting list or if the participant can find a replacement.
Additional information: Linda Brown, 874-5478.

Turned Taquete

Bonnie Inouye

Saturday, September  21, 2019

After Guild meeting until finished and

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sign up at Guild meeting or contact

Evelyn Roseberry at


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