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Monthly Guild Meeting – December 2021

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The monthly meeting is open to all.
The following speaker event is open to guild members.

(Tentative) Presenter: Hans Baer from Toronto- Recreating a 19th Century John Campbell Jacquard Coverlet

Hans is an Electrical/Computer Engineer, retired from IBM after over 40 years working in software development, software strategy, and competitive intelligence. He volunteered for 7 years at the Ontario Science Centre’s John Campbell Jacquard loom, and reverse engineered the Single Rose and Tulip patterns that were last woven by John Campbell on this loom in the 1880s. He gave presentations about this project at multiple guilds, Lang Pioneer Village, the 24th Annual Weaving History Conference, Coverlet College VII at the National Museum of the American Coverlet, and the Fondazione Arte della   Seta Lisio in Florence, Italy.
This presentation covers Hans’ journey since 2013 to re-establish the capability for weaving coverlets at the Ontario Science Centre’s John Campbell Jacquard loom with patterns which John Campbell wove until the 1880s, and which have not been woven since that time.


December 15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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