Sunday, December 9, 2018

December SVH Meeting

Guild Members, the December Meeting will be held at R&M Yarns on Saturday, December 15th with the business meeting starting at 9:30AM. R&M Yarns will be open at 9:00AM so you can get in some shopping before the meeting.

This is a reminder that this meeting will be a 2019 Planning and Strategy Meeting for the SVH Guild. Please attend if at all possible so that your voice can be heard. Come with your input for what you would like to see from the Guild in 2019.

If you are unable to attend, please send your comments and suggestions by email to me (Mary Cole). My email is in the membership directory or respond to the email message from the blog.

Here are a couple of photos from last month's guild meeting.

This is a picture of the handmade scarves donated by guild members for the Scarves for Charity Chattanooga drive that is coordinated by Sandi Suggs.

And here is Tawanda modeling her socks that she made from yarn she spun, dyed and knit.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday Brunch and Scarves for Charity Reminder

Happy Rainy Weather fellow weavers!!

This is a reminder that the meeting this Saturday, 17 November 2018, will be our holiday brunch. Bring a dish that will serve 10 to 12 people. Bring a weaver friend if you know someone who would like to meet fellow craftsmen and craftswomen. And bring your Show and Share items.

A reminder that this is the day to bring your scarves to donate to Scarves for Charity Chattanooga. Thank you to Sandi Suggs for heading up this marvelous charity. A little bird told me that this year they collected over 700 scarves, a 3x increase over last year!! Our donation will start the ball rolling for next year.

The meeting/brunch will start at 10:00AM, note the difference in time from our usual meeting. We will meet at R&M yarns as usual. Sandi Suggs will be our meeting chair this week.

As a preview, our December meeting will be used as a strategy planning meeting for 2019, so play to attend if at all possible. We would like to have as much input as possible to help us get ready for next year. We want to talk about how to grow our membership as well as what the membership wants from YOUR guild.

Phyllis and Sandi will give an update on the Convergence 2020 planning meeting held in Knoxville on November 8th and attended by Phyllis, Sandi, Mary and Donna and Paul Eakin from SVH.

See you Saturday, 11/17/2018!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Special Notice for SVH members

A special notice for Scenic Valley Handweavers Guild Only:  R&M Yarns just received several pounds of 8/2 cotton yarns in beautiful colors!  Come and get what you want before they go up on the website.  (They sell out in about an hour once they are posted.)  They are still being offered at the low price of $8 per pound; most cones are 1 to 1.5 pounds each.  Come this week Wednesday thru Friday, 10/24-10/26 from 10 to 5. There is also lots of 10/2 mercerized cotton colors and a few 8/2 Bamboo colors; these are both $10 lb. Take advantage of this special Guild perk while you can!

Thanks Phyllis for making this available for our members. 

Convergence 2020 Information Meeting, call for Guild Members to Attend

Convergence 2020 will be held in Knoxville July 24-30, 2020 and SVH guild members have an opportunity to participate! There will be an informational meeting in Knoxville and Phyllis is planning to attend on Nov 8th. She would like other guild members to attend as well. If anyone else can attend on the 8th, please let Phyllis know. There are carpool opportunities. Here is the Doodle link to the meeting dates. If you can attend, please RSVP using this link as well as contacting Phyllis.

This is a great opportunity for our guild to experience Convergence first hand. It is practically in our own backyard. For those of you not familiar with Convergence here is a description of the event:

"Convergence is a 7-day multi-faceted fiber art experience with exhibitions, shopping, fashion show, tours, workshops, seminars, lectures, and more. Presented biennially in a different city each year, the conference is a convergence of the world's leading fiber art instructors, weaving loom manufacturers, fiber art suppliers, award-winning works of fiber art, students and fiber art enthusiasts. Weavers, spinners, dyers, and even general arts supporters will find something of interest."  (from website)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SVH Guild Meeting Reminder and items for meeting

The SVH Guild Meeting is this Saturday, September 20, 2018, at R&M Yarns. Come and browse the shop and visit with your fellow Guild Members at 9:00AM, meeting starts at 9:30AM.

A reminder that the $20 yearly dues are payable by cash or check. The programs for this week will be Double Weave/Double Weaving. A loom will be set up so member can try these techniques.

At this meeting nominations for ALL officer positions will be accepted All positions are open.

Hope to see you this Saturday!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Show and Share from September 2018 SVH Meeting

During the September SVH Meeting two of our members brought in their FOs to share with the group.

Here is a woven scarf from Carla Boudrot

Sandi Suggs brought in a kumihimo necklace

2018 SVH Challenge--Wearable

The 2018 SVH Challenge was to make a wearable using a technique that was new to the weaver. This year's submissions were impressive. Here are the pictures of the entries for the Challenge with the weaver modeling his/her own wearable.

Big hand to all the weavers for these beautiful pieces of art. Stay tuned for more information at a later date on a date and place to view the Challenge entries.

Chris Bindrim had several pieces

a.    Poncho wove in a clasped weave as two strips, then the two sewed together.
b.    Scarf – White and Dark Grey alpaca – 4 scarves sown6. together.
c.    Scarf – Alpaca – turquoise and brown in a plaid.  Using triangular loom, the second side is woven white the first on is underneath.  Then both are removed by stitching together.

d.    Ruana – Again second woven over the first – Color pattern woven using Fibonacci series with light and dark gray.

Wilma Chambers

1.    Jacket from raw silk.  Top half in hand-stitched shibori, lined with silk.  Lower half of a rayon and bamboo thread used together in 8-harness twill.

Donna Barker
Vest in a rag weaving using cotton fabric strips 

Carla Boudrot
Blouse made from rayon crinkle yarn sett at 8 epi woven on a rigid heddle.  Lemon yellow with pastel stripes woven from rayon crinkle yarn dyes by Candi.  Double stitched with stitching on top of seams

Phyllis Narus

1.    Tunic top woven in three pieces using navy and silver rayon cotton (50/50) 20 epi.  Sleeve hole insert, horizontal stripes in front and has an overall slimming effect.

Sandi Suggs
Jacket with vertical stripes – 8/2 cotton slub (used double) in blue, orange, and golds sett at 8 epi.  Lining was hand-dyed.