June 16, 2018, Dye Day at Nancy’s
A note from Nancy
Dear Fiber Friends,
Here is what is I planned for the dyeing workshop on June 16th at my home. I will be ready at 9:00 a.m., and we will start as soon as you get here since it will heat up quickly on the back deck.
Please wear old clothes and bring a skein or two of white (natural) wool. I have some skeins. Please email me, if you need one so I know that I have one for each of you. We will dye in a dye bath or paint the skein and set the dye in one of my microwaves.
Your skein should be soaked before coming in a solution of warm water with a few tablespoons of white vinegar or citric acid crystals. You can bring wet fiber in a plastic bag. For you who are spinners we can use white (natural) roving also soaked in above solution.
I will have water hot for tea, and we have a Keurig for coffee. I guess someone will bring refreshments, and I will have a few scones.
If you have questions, please call or email me and let me know if you plan to attend.
March 20, 2018, Color Wraps as a starting point for cloth inspiration!
A note from Jackie
At this meeting we will explore the creative process in creating a colorful warp—using small yarn wrappings on cardboard to create a pleasing design. The Fibonacci and Lucas Series will be discussed as an aid in planning color, stripes, and plaids.
Don’t forget to bring your mobius for “Show and Tell.”
March 9 – 11
Another workshop, another opportunity to expand your horizons and have fun doing it!
This time around we’ll be holding a Beginners Weaving Workshop, specifically designed to help our new weavers meet this year’s challenge, which is to weave a scarf using yarn from Barbara’s stash. Friday night we will set up our looms and get started on the warping process. Saturday and Sunday will be devoted to exploring the possibilities of weaving on a four-shaft loom and creating a mobius.
The workshop leader will be led by Jacqueline Stewart, a Guild member now living in Virginia, and her side-kicks, Jackie and Linda. The class will be limited to 12 participants, and it’s filling up quickly, so call Teri, Jackie or Linda to reserve space. If you don’t have four-shaft loom, we might be able to rent a couple from a neighboring guild. Just let Jackie know and she will make inquiries.
The cost, which includes 4 mini cones of 5/2 mercerized cotton, is $115 for members and $140 for non-members.
February 20, 2018
A note from Jackie
November 21, 2017
A Note from Linda
Let’s look at planning a weaving project! We’ll review the steps, the decisions and the math that has to be done. We’ll talk about resources that can help with planning. We’ll review several projects from beginning to end and learn some tips to make the process as painless as possible. If you have some yarn and a project idea, bring them and we’ll work with these to get you started. If you haven’t planned your guild challenge project, this would be a good way to get started!
October 17, 2017
There has been a suggestion from some of our members that our Guild should adopt a set of bylaws. Therefore, our October meeting will be devoted to coming up with bylaws, modeled on those of other guilds.
This is an important pivotal meeting. Do come, if at all possible and have your say on our need for bylaws and what they should cover.
September 19, 2017
In preparation for our Saori Workshop, Jackie will demonstrate how she warps her table loom from front to back. She will bring her warp on the warping board, chain it off, pre-sley the reed, wind on using lease sticks and finally threading. She will also try to have a handout for the members.
This classic method of dressing a loom will be helpful to everyone and especially to those new weavers who have joined the group recently.
Jackie will also be providing snacks for the group.
August 15, 2017
From Teri and Linda
Our meeting on Tuesday, August 15, will start at 6:30 p.m. at Nancy’s home. When you enter her driveway, keep bearing right.
This month we will have a sale of items donated by Barbara and her husband, Brian. She wanted our guild to have her fiber “stuff.” So Brian has passed it along to us. There are numerous small weaving tools, from shuttles to weaving needles. There is also some yarn, in a wide variety of fibers and sizes.
Barbara was such an integral part of the guild, a real treasure. So her stuff becomes treasure for all who purchase something. We have discussed several options for using the proceeds from this sale. It will ultimately be used for educational purposes since Barbara was a life-long learner who loved to learn new techniques & skills and share them with us. This will honor her generous spirit.
You can purchase items with cash or check. Teri will get some petty cash from our guild account so that we can make change more easily.
May 16. 2017
Our May meeting will be held on Tuesday evening. I would love for everyone to come as early as possible so that we could have our business meeting and be finished by 7 pm. We will be making macramé snowflakes and it will take every bit of our time to finish by 9 pm. I will be providing all of the supplies that you will need.
Refreshments this month will be provided by Louella–always a treat! The “new” refreshment sign-up sheet that was passed around during the February meeting has not been found as far as I can tell. If anyone has located it, please bring a copy to the meeting. Otherwise, we will start over with another sign-up sheet for the next twelve months.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday,
April 18, 2017
Betty is one of our incredibly talented craft people. Her presentation will be about recycling yarn from old sweaters and redesigning some we might wish fitted a little better. You could even use the yarn to restyle one that had laid dormant in the back of your drawer for ages.
March 21, 2017
It’s March–that means it’s Swap Meet time. Do you remember last year when Linda and Jackie organized the silent auction of Georgie’s weaving equipment? Wow! that was spectacular.
So now’s the time to go through your stash, thin it out, bring it to our Swap Meet and make some extra money to do…. what? Get more yarn, of course!
We buy, sell and barter; but most of all we have a good time and go home happy.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at this once-a-year fun event.
February 21, 2017
Patty, the newest member of our Guild, has stepped up to the plate and volunteered to lead us through a program about embellishing fabric. She will be referencing Anita Mayer’s DVD on embellishment, a great source of inspiration for all fiber artists.
Here comes the list of stuff you will need to bring with you:
1) Material, handwoven or commercial
2) Beads or Buttons
3) Needles, thread and scissors
4) A tapestry needle and different colored yarns to match your material and beads
5) Yarn and a crochet hook
6) Plastic rings, about 1″ in diameter, like the ones you use for hanging café curtains. If you are having trouble finding the 1″ plastic rings, don’t worry Patty will be at JoAnn’s this week and will pick up some extras.
7) Any other items that might be used for embellishing fabric.
This should be a really fun meeting–who doesn’t love to add a little glitz and sparkle to life? And it will tie in perfectly to our challenge for this year which is to jazz up something in your wardrobe. So if you are looking for good ideas to feed your creativity, plan to join us at our February meeting.