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.)


Friday, October 6, 2017

September 2017 Minutes Posted

If you missed the last meeting, the latest Minutes have been posted under the "Minutes" tab.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

September 16th Shibori Dye Workshop

Check out the process of dyeing our Shibori-woven scarves in an Indigo Pot prepared by Steve P.  Notice how the scarves appear to be green in the dyepot and after being subjected to oxygen, they turn a beautiful blue!  Fun class taught by Donna and Steve. 

Our finished scarves will be on display at the October 21st Guild meeting.  Come and check them out!

Friday, September 15, 2017

September 16, 2017 Guild Meeting

Our regular Guild meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Birchwood Community Center (old elementary school), 5623 TN-60, Birchwood, TN 37308.
Shibori Workshop participants will be dipping their pulled & tied Shibori-woven cotton scarves into the Indigo dye pot prepared by Guild member Steve P. following our regular Guild meeting. 

Anyone interested in joining an active weaving group is encouraged to join us at 9:00 a.m.  All levels of weaving experience are represented by the Guild.

Workshop participants:  Make sure you pull & tie your finished cotton scarves and put them in a bowl of water to soak Friday night.  Saturday morning, squeeze the water out and bring the scarf in a ziplock bag.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Saturday, Sept. 9th SHIBORI WORKSHOP

Our next gathering will be for those that are participating in the Shibori Workshop taught by Donna Barker on Saturday, September 9th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We currently have 10 signed up.  If you would like to take this workshop, please contact Donna to see if there is still time to prepare.

If you are a new weaver and want to "sit in and watch," you are more than welcome to come and hang out at the workshop.

All of the details about the Workshop are listed under the "Events" tab at the top of this Blog.

It's going to be fun....I can't wait!

(Sept. 9th is just the weaving portion of the workshop; the dyeing will be the following Saturday at our regular Guild meeting.)

PS:  The August Minutes can be found under the "Minutes" tab.