Monday, November 9, 2020

November Guild Meeting

The November meeting will be held at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio at 8510 Highway 60, Georgetown, TN on Saturday, November 21st beginning at 10 a.m. (come at 9:30 to shop or socialize).


The program will be Warping Techniques led by various Guild members.  Phyllis & Marie plan to show how they warp a floor loom; Carla will warp a rigid heddle loom using a technique she developed.

The $20 annual dues for 2021 are now due and payable.  Please get these to Wanda BEFORE the January meeting in order to stay on the membership role for SVH. 

Mark your calendars for a Christmas Holiday Party at 1 pm at Phyllis' home in Georgetown (about a mile from R&M).  Everyone is to bring a dish to share as well as a homemade item (one you've made) for exchange ($10-$15 retail value).

Don't forget to being your "Show and Share" items for inspiration and motivation to the November meeting!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October Guild Meeting

The October meeting will be held at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio at 8510 Highway 60, Georgetown, TN on Saturday, October 17th beginning at 10 a.m. (come at 9:30 to shop or socialize).

The program will be Twig Weaving led by Guild member Wally Whitman.  He will be providing an assortment of twigs.  Participants will need to bring whatever yarn they'd like to use as well as a tapestry-type needle (with a curved-up end if possible) if you have one.  There are a few in the Studio that can be borrowed if needed as well as several "art" yarns left over from our last meeting.

The annual dues for 2021 will be due at this meeting--$20--payable in cash or check only.  We will also be receiving nominations and voting for the 2021 officers...President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Don't forget to being your "Show and Share" items for inspiration and motivation!



Saturday, September 19, 2020

September 19--"Helter-Skelter" Competition!

We may have been small in number, but that didn't keep us from having fun creating two "Helter-Skelter" woven pieces in a 45-minute time slot!  Below are the two finished pieces which have been judge by 3 independent judges.  Thanks, Carla, for planning this program and securing the judges.

Team #1:  Wally, Marie & Denita.
Team #2: Phyllis, Jane & Carla (Liana, guest, also contributed)

And the WINNER IS...... "A Walk Through the Forest."  Congrats to Team #1!

Team #1 Helter-Skelter" Piece

   
Team #2 Helter-Skelter Piece

Please note that the "Farm to Fiber" date has been changed.  It is now Sunday, April 25th.  Please mark your calendars.  Click on the "Event" tab above for more details.  

The Minutes will be posted soon for everyone to catch up on what transpired if you were not able to attend. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

September Guild Meeting

The September meeting will be held Saturday, September 19th beginning at 10 a.m. (9:30 for shopping, etc.) at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio, 8510 Hwy. 60, Georgetown, TN 37336.

The program will be "Helter-Skelter Weaving" led by Carla.  This program is actually a 2-Team Challenge to see which team can weave the craziest and most unique piece!  

All members in attendance will be divided up into 2 teams to take turns weaving on 2 pre-warped Rigid Heddle looms.  It will be a short warp that can be finished during the meeting...about an hour of weaving.

The weft yarn, material, plants, etc. will ALL be brought by the members....so be collecting any and all items that can be successfully woven!

Don't forget to bring your "Show & Share" items to keep us all inspired!  

We'll see you in September for some "Helter-Skelter" weaving fun!  

Guests are always welcome to attend. 

Phyllis, president

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

August Guild Meeting

The August meeting will be held Saturday, August 15th beginning at 10 a.m. (9:30 for shopping, etc.) at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio, 8510 Hwy. 60, Georgetown, TN 37336.


The program will be "3-Color Clasped Weft" demonstrated by Carla and Marie.  

Hope to see you then!  Guests are always welcome to attend. 

Phyllis, president

Thursday, July 9, 2020

July Guild Meeting

The July meeting will be held Saturday, July 18th beginning at 10 a.m. (9:30 for shopping, etc.) at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio, 8510 Hwy. 60, Georgetown, TN 37336.

The program will be "Finishing Techniques" with a strong focus on hemming handwovens with a hands-on demonstration.  Phyllis & Carrie will also present a review of the Robyn Spady "Parallel Threading" workshop they attended in Cincinnati, Ohio last year.

Hope to see you then!  Guests are always welcome to attend.  Phyllis, president


Sunday, May 31, 2020

June Guild Meeting

Our first meeting since February for the Scenic Valley Handweavers Guild is happening!  Most felt okay to meet with a few still not ready but will join us in a month or so.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. (9:30 for social & shopping time) on Saturday, June 20th at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio (8510 Hwy. 60, Georgetown, TN).

In lieu of a scheduled program, we will all bring our projects we've finished during our isolation period and discuss "things we've learned by doing."

There is a Keurig coffee maker available with coffee and tea selections.  You may bring snacks to share if you like.

I'm looking forward to a great time of sharing!

PS:  I'm not sure we have space for the "6-feet apart suggestion" in the Studio, so please do whatever you need to do to feel safe....mask, etc.  I will sanitize surface areas in the Studio, bathroom & kitchen faucets, handles, etc.  There is plenty of hand sanitizer, soap and water available for your use as well.