Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reminder: Bring Guild Challenge Yarn

All those wishing to take part in the 2017 Guild Challenge, please bring 20 balls/skeins of yarn that are all identical (yarn & yardage) to share with others that will be participating.  Up to 20 yards can be put into each bag.  It would be helpful to include a label with the total yardage for each ball.

Chris will be bringing a warp yarn for those wishing to use his selections. 

The challenge is to weave any type bag using most or all of the yarns you receive at the March Guild meeting plus adding your own yarns where and when needed.  The Challenge is due at the October 2017 meeting.

Let's all join in this Challenge.  It's going to be really fun to see the finished products!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Program for Guild meeting, This coming Saturday, March 18,2017


“Handwoven lace is a way to add interesting texture to cloth.  Lace weaves can be used in a wide variety of textiles, from delicate special-occasion items to everyday table mats and towels as well as for shows, scarves and other types of clothing.” (“Next steps in Weaving, What you never knew you needed to know” by Pattie Graver)
The program for March is “Loom-Controlled Lace Weaves” demonstrated by Phyllis.  A loom will be warped and ready for members to treadle different lace patterns.  We will try adding beads using the technique Carla taught us in January.

Friday, March 3, 2017

2017 Fiber Education Festival Postcards

Our beautiful 2017 Postcards are available at the R&M Yarn Store for whomever wishes to pick some up to share around town...we have plenty.  Thanks.  This year's Festival is going to be great!



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.