Saturday, February 18, 2017


Guild Challenge 2017   "Its in the BAG"


Finished due date Oct meeting

Yarn Material due March meeting


Each person needs to bring to the March meeting 20 pieces of yarn.
One kind, all the same length, any length from 1 yard to 100+ yards.
As long as all 20 are the same Kind and length

At March meeting these will be combined with all the other members 20 pcs ending up with
20 bags of 1 of each member’s yarn in the bag totaling 20 types of yarn per bag

Chris and Marie will be supplying 600 + yards of warp yarn. To each member

Challenge: Make a "Bag", Tote Bag, Pocket book, any type of bag using all or Some of each of the yarns in your bag

You may include other yarns of your choosing if you desire.

You MUST use all yarns in the bag in some way in any quantity any length in the construction of your bag.

Optional personal challenge: Weave with a new technique or different type of loom (ie pin loom, tri-loom), then in October, tell us what you have learned and the pitfalls you had during the weaving and construction of the bag.








Friday, February 17, 2017

February Guild Meeting Reminder!

Get ready for a great day tomorrow, Saturday February 18, meeting day!
Starts at 9:00 a.m. with "Meet, Shop and Greet;" Program at 9:30.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February Guild Meeting

The February meeting will be Saturday, February 18th, at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio.

  9:00  MSG (meet, shop, greet)
  9:30  Program--Triangle Loom Weaving taught by Chris B.
10:30  Break
10:45  Business
11:15  Show & Share

Everyone will have a small triangle loom to use for the program.  If you have a G, H, I or J crochet hook, please bring it.  If not, there will be a few at the Shop to loan.

If you were at the January meeting, you were given "homework" to complete and bring to the February meeting.  Don't forget to bring your homework!

Please remember--if you plan to shop for yarn, you will need to come at 9:00 a.m.  The Shop will close right after the "Show & Share" session....around noon.

See you all there!

January Guild Meeting

The Scenic Valley Handweavers Guild met on Saturday, January 21st, to kick off the New Year!  The program was "Bead Weaving" on a loom.  Carla Boudrot did a great job of showing us how quick and easy it was to use her particular style of bead loom.  This type of beading can easily be adapted to fabric weaving for decorative ends on scarves, etc.  Thank you, Carla!

The new officers for 2017 are:  Chris, Leader; Wanda & Wilma, Co-Program Leaders; Marie & Donna, Co-Secretaries; and Phyllis, Treasurer. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November meeting announcement

The November meeting will be held November 19th at R&M Yarns, 8510 Highway 60, Georgetown, TN 37336. (423) 961-0690.  Normal start time of 9:00 for social gathering then the meeting starts at 9:30.

The agenda will include various old business, new business including the election of Officers for 2017. Nominations have been received for all positions, but nominations are not closed until prior to the voting. There will be some discussion on activities for 2017.

The book review is "The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing"

Show and share in two parts: 1 any guild challenge items, 2 anything else

The program will be an introduction to tapestry by Steve.

The rugs from Crossville will be at the meeting so make sure you pick yours up.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October Meeting Announcement and a request

The October meeting will be held October 15th at R&M Yarns, 8510 Highway 60, Georgetown, TN 37336. (423) 961-0690.  Normal start time of 9:00 for social gathering then the meeting starts at 9:30.

The agenda will include various old business, new business including the election of Officers for 2017. Nominations have been received for all positions, but nominations are not closed until prior to the voting.

Don't forget to bring along examples of 'repurposed' weaving or discuss progress towards the guild challenge (due at the November meeting).
Nobody yet for the book review - bring something along to discuss/share if you like.

Our normal show and share.
The program was to have been on Tapestry by me, but I'm away at a wedding this meeting.  Their may be a program on double weave, but if not then the election of officers is the program.
Request from Jane: Can members bring (for donation) any empty yarn cones. I plan to take the cones to H'Art Gallery so the clients can decorate them to support the gallery.

Also, if anyone has yarn (or beads or any art supplies) that they do not intend to use, the gallery can! I had several skeins that just did not like me. So after two decades, I donated them!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September Meeting Announcement

Meeting and 'Rugs, rugs, rugs' Exhibit road trip.

The September meeting will start at the Crossville Library; 3 East Street, Crossville, TN at 9:30 AM (Central time) on the 17th of September for those heading straight there. Contact number is Wilma.

Other options for travel:

For anyone coming from south of Georgetown, TN and might be considering carpooling, meet at R&M yarns by 8:50 AM (Eastern time) for a 9:00 departure. Contact numbers: Phyllis or Steve.

Chris and Marie are heading direct from the Athens area. Contact: Chris.

Mary is heading from Chattanooga, departing at 9:00AM, Hixson area. Contact: Mary.

For contact phone numbers: email svhguild@gmail.com

This will be an abbreviated meeting with discussion on future Crossville/other exhibits.

There will be lunch after the meeting - likely at the 5th Street Market.