Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October 17 Guild Meeting

The Scenic Valley Handweavers will meet at a different location this month.  The meeting will be held at The Country Mouse Yarn Shoppe, 118 North Jackson Street, Athens, TN 3730, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for social time; meeting and program to begin at 9:30.  If you need further help with the directions or have questions, call 423.744.7898.

A few items on the Agenda--accepting nominations for the 2016 Guild leaders and pre-planning for the April 30, 2016 Fiber Education Festival sponsored by R&M Yarns and hosted by the SVH Guild.

The program will be:  Warping the Loom--variations in the process & tips for success

Bring any questions or problems; we'll find a solution!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 19 Guild Meeting

We will meet at the R&M Yarns Studio and have an abbreviated business meeting on September 19th because this will be our first "Natural Dye Party" and will continued on Sunday, September 20th, around 1:00 p.m. (?).

Please see the August Minutes (under "Monthly Minutes" tab above) for details about the Dye Party.  There are several important steps one must take if they are planning to participate.  It is MANDATORY that you REGISTER with Steve and/or Chris if you plan to dye fiber.  Some processes take several days so do not wait until the last minute.

This should be a fun day and hopefully we can enjoy it outdoors!  Be sure to wear old clothes or an apron...it could get messy.

If you have questions, please contact Steve (his email address is the August Minutes) or call the R&M Yarns Store.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 15 Guild Meeting

Our August 15 Guild Meeting will be held at the R&M Yarns Studio beginning with a social time at 9:00 a.m.; meeting to officially begin at 9:30 a.m.

Since our "Dye Party" dates have been changed to September (dates TBA at meeting), our August program will be preparing our skeins of yarn for dyeing.  Steve will guide us in this task.  If you are planning to attend the two-day "Dye Party," it is very important to attend this meeting.  And remember to continue to collect the natural dye plants that are on the list that was distributed earlier this year.

Those that participated in the July meeting that was held at the Crossville Public Library enjoyed a beautiful display of handwovens.  Wilma and her associates did a fantastic job of displaying the pieces in very creative ways.  Several SVH members participated in this exhibition.

Don't forget to bring any items you've completed for "Show & Share" for inspiration to others.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July 18 Guild Meeting

Our monthly meeting for July will be off-site.  We're going to the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville, Tennessee, to view the Handweavers Exhibit.  Everyone should plan to meet at the Library at approximately 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).  Crossville is in the Central Time Zone so it will actually be 9:30 a.m. their time.

We will be having our business meeting there as well and lunch nearby before leaving the area.

If you did not bring your 1st Guild Challenge Mug Rugs to the June meeting, please bring them in July.  It's fun to see how each person interprets the Challenge guidelines!

There will be a vehicle leaving R&M Yarns in Georgetown promptly at 9:00 a.m. if anyone wants to carpool.  (It's about an 1 hour and 20 minute drive.)

Come join us for a fun day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June 20, 2015 Guild Meeting--Field Trip

Our June meeting will be a Field Trip to Sweetwater to visit Donna and her AVL 16 Shaft Dobby Loom!  For those that want to meet here at R&M Yarns to carpool or caravan, meet at 9:00 a.m. and we'll leave promptly at 9:30 (or before). 

Please email the Store (phyllis@rmyarns.com) if you want to carpool so we know to wait for you.  If you want to meet us there, it's at the KOA Campground in Sweetwater:  269 Murray's Chapel Road, Sweetwater, TN 37874 (for GPS) or take Exit 62 off I-75 and follow the KOA signs.

Our program for the June meeting will be using what we learned about the iWeaveIt program at the May meeting with the AVL Dobby Loom.

The first "Guild Challenge" project will also be due at this meeting, so don't forget to bring that to share and discuss.

Following our program and business meeting, those that wish will gather at The Dinner Bell buffet-style restaurant for lunch and discussion.

See you all June 20th for a Fun Day!

May 16, 2015 Guild Meeting

Saturday, May 16th, several Guild Members got together to learn how to use the iWeaveIt program on their iPhones and iPads taught by Mary.  Great Program!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Annual Fiber Education Festival

The 5th Annual Fiber Education Festival, sponsored by R&M Yarns, and hosted by the Scenic Valley Handweavers Guild will be held Saturday, April 25th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be fiber animals, demonstrations on what to do with the fiber once it comes off the animal, such as:  carding, spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, crochet and knitting.  Some vendors will have fiber, fleece, yarn and/or textiles for sale.

There is also a Kids' area where there will be several hands-on activities to introduce kids of all ages to fiber, including: dyeing with non-toxic dyes, wet-felting wool and weaving a small item.

Inside the R&M Yarns Studio will be a dyeing demonstration as well as a circular sock knitting machine demonstration.

The R&M Yarns Store will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only for this event.

THERE ARE PREDICTIONS OF STORMS SATURDAY MORNING, but they should be gone by around 10 a.m.  We we are still holding the event.  There is a GIANT red & white tent erected to keep everyone dry.

So plan on coming out and spending a few hours with us.  Bring the kids and grab a hot dog, drink and possibly an icee from the vendor.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Guild Meeting this Saturday!

Hi all,

Join us for our monthly Guild meeting on Saturday, April 18th at R&M Yarns in Georgetown, TN.  9:00 am coffee and social time, 9:30 meeting begins. Bring your Show and Share, and bring your forms if you want to participate in the Crossville Library Exhibit. See you there!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Guild Meeting Satuday 3/21

Just sending out a reminder that our guild meeting is on Saturday. Meeting at R&M Yarns in Georgetown, coffee time at 9:00, official meeting at 9:30.
Phyllis will be presenting on How to read Drafts.
Be ready to show and share, discuss the challenge, and help plan the festival.

Friday, February 20, 2015


This Saturday's guild meeting will be starting at 12 noon instead of 9 due to inclement weather and road conditions. See you then.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February Guild Meeting February 21st!

Anyone else using this weather as an excuse to stay home and craft? I know I am. Let's share those projects at our meeting this Saturday! We'll meet at R&M Yarns in Georgetown, of course. 9-9:30 coffee and social time, official business starts at 9:30. Steve Prentice is bringing the program, and Chris and Marie want us to have our ideas ready for our yearly challenge.
I look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello Fellow Weavers!

Katrina here, so excited to start posting here on the blog. We had a great meeting a few weeks ago and I'm looking forward to the next one! Everyone keep brainstorming ideas for our challenge this year.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 17th Monthly Meeting

Our first meeting of the new year will be this Saturday, January 17th, at the regular meeting location.

Social Time:  9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Meeting, Brunch & Program:  9:30 to approx. 12 noon

Program:  Katrina will be presenting a very interesting program on woven Baby Wraps.

To celebrate the Guild's 3rd Anniversary, we will kick off the New Year with a "Brunch Meeting" so bring something yummy to share.  There is an oven, microwave and refrigerator if needed.  Also bring your coffee cups for fresh, brewed coffee.

The Treasurer will be collecting everyone's $20 annual membership dues.

And remember to bring your "Show & Share" items that you've completed.  If a project has been giving you "fits," bring that as well.  I'll bet someone can help.