Monday, February 19, 2018

Some Food for Thought for Upcoming Guild Challenge

It seems like a long way off (September 15, 2018) but the deadline for our SVH Guild Challenge, Handwoven Wearable, will be here before you know it. I came across this article from Interweave and thought I would post the link. It gives a reference to a book written by the author of the article as well. I'll keep passing along tidbits as I find them.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Guild Meeting coming up


The SVH Guild Meeting is this Saturday, February 17th at R&M Yarns. Come and browse the shop and visit with your fellow Guild Members at 9:00AM, meeting starts at 9:30. For those wishing to participate in the triangular loom demonstration, please bring an E crochet hook and a tapestry needle. If you don't have a tapestry needle, R&M Yarns has a few to lend.

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SVH Guild calendar of upcoming events and some cool pictures

Here are some upcoming meetings and events for SVH

February 17, guild meeting to be held at R&M Yarns, 8510 TN-60, Georgetown, TN 37336.
This meeting will include a demonstration on a triangular loom for regular and bias weaving. 
There will be an opportunity to get hands on practice during the meeting. For those wishing to participate in the triangular loom demonstration, please bring an "E" crochet hook and a tapestry needle. If you don't have a tapestry needle, there are some in the R&M studio available to borrow. 

April 20-22, the SVH guild will be participating in the Smoky Mountain Arts Festival in  
Townsend, TN. The SVH Guild will have a weaving demonstration as well as selling guild
members' handwoven items.

May 12 is the Fiber Educational Festival hosted by R&M Yarns. This is an annual event
focused on educating on all the steps that fiber goes through from animal to finished goods. 
The guild will have a preparation review for the Festival on May 5th and set up for the Festival
on May 11th. 

The September 15th SVH Guild meeting is the deadline for the 2018 Challenge. This year's
 challenge is a Handwoven Wearable Challenge. The challenge submission should include 
 a technique new to the weaver. 

The Guild Show will be scheduled for October and will include the display of the Handwoven
Wearables Challenge. 

Updates to the calendar will be published as they are available. 

At the January 20th guild meeting there was a demonstration of fringe twisting and a demo of an end feed shuttle. Here is a picture of Jane Collins demonstrating fringe twisting with a four clamp twister. See Jane twist, twist Jane twist.

The 2017 challenge was "It's in the Bag". Here is a pic of the entries for that challenge. Hoping this gets y'all fired up for the 2018 Handwoven Wearable Challenge. Start your planning now.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

January 20th Guild Meeting

Our January meeting will be held at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio on Saturday, January 20th. 

Come at 9 a.m. for shopping and socializing.  The business meeting will begin at 9:30.

There is a Keurig coffee pot available; bring your favorite K-cup.

The program will cover several "tools of the trade" such as fringe twisters, temples, end-feed & self-tensioning shuttles, electric bobbin winder, etc.  Everyone will have an opportunity to try these items to see if this is something they need to add to their weaving gadget list!

And, of course, we always encourage members and guests to bring their latest work for "Show & Share" time.  It's very common for others to become inspired by seeing your finished items!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December 16th Guild Meeting

Our December meeting will be an OFF SITE meeting.  We will be visiting Kim Gavin's Weaving Studio in Chattanooga at 1428 Williams Street, Suites B & D, Chattanooga, TN 37408.  Parking is beside the building.  Those wishing to carpool from the R&M Yarns parking lot are to meet at 9:00 a.m.  Others will meet at Kim's Studio at 10 a.m.

Gift Exchange We will be having a gift exchange at this gathering.  Members that wish to participate are asked to make a "handmade by me" ornament using any type medium...NOT limited to handweaving.

See you all at Kim's on December 16th at 10 a.m. 

Thank you, Kim, for sharing your Studio with us!

(Any business we need to discuss will be handled in an abbreviated, informal setting.)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 18th Guild Meeting

Our November 18th Guild gathering will be somewhat different than our regular meetings.  Please note the new time of 10 a.m. (NOT 9 a.m.)

  • What:  Pot Luck Brunch
  • When:  10 a.m.
  • Where:  Studio at R&M Yarns (Georgetown)
  • Bring:  Brunch-type food dish to share, k-cup for beverage machine, Show & Share item

    Reminder about our December 16th meeting:  It will be an "off site" meeting.  We will be touring SVH member Kim Gavin's weaving studio in Chattanooga.  We will also have our handmade ornament exchange at this event.  These ornaments can be made using any type construction, not just weaving, but they must be made by you!  More information in the next post.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October 21, 2017 Guild Meeting

Our next monthly Guild meeting will be Saturday, October 21st, at the R&M Yarns Studio, 8510 Hwy. 60, Georgetown, TN 37336.  (423.961.0690)  The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. with greeting, shopping and coffee (bring your own K-cup).  The business session will begin at 9:30 a.m.

There is a lot to discuss and share at this meeting so we hope everyone can attend!

1.  The indigo dye pot will be at the meeting if anyone did NOT get to dye their woven shibori scarf from the workshop on September 9th and 16th.

2.  Those that finished their woven shibori scarf (or scarves) and got to dye them in the indigo pot, please bring them for "show and share" and a group photo.

3.  The 2017 Guild Challenge, "It's in the Bag" is due and everyone is encouraged to bring their finished bag and share details.

4.  Bring ideas for the 2018 Guild Challenge and also ideas for a weekend workshop in 2018.

5.  Bring ideas for a guest instructor to come and do a workshop in 2019....what would you like to learn?

6.  Nominees and elections for the 2018 SVH Guild Board will also happen at this meeting.  Please be ready and willing to step up and get involved!

Everyone has different ideas and brings their own uniqueness to the group.  It's nice to move the leadership roles around so we keep new ideas coming in and continue to be inspiring to new weavers and members.  Often new weavers make the best officers because they are so excited and motivated to learn.

Officer positions include:  President or Chair; Program Leader (can be 2 people); Secretary/Social Media (can be split); Treasurer (Phyllis is willing to continue in this role.  Changing everything at the Bank is a big deal but she will turn it over if someone else wants the position.)