Thursday, December 19, 2019

December 14 Holiday Brunch & Guild Challenge

Several members attended the December 14th Holiday Brunch at MJ's home in Chattanooga.  Thank you MJ for opening your beautiful home to us.

Seven members participated in the 2019 Guild Challenge--a woven pillow cover at least 12" x 12"--using the 3 colors they chose earlier in the year along with 2-3 other colors of their choice.

Those participating:  Carrie, Carla, Phyllis, Wanda, Jane & Sue; Sandi also completed the Challenge but her items were for "display only" since she organized the event.

Carrie & Phyllis tied for 1st place for Viewers' Choice and Jane received the Challenge Chair's Award!

Thank you, Sandi for a great job organizing this year's Challenge and the generous prizes!

Photos are posted under the "Photos" tab above.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

December Holiday Brunch & Guild Challenge Reveal

Current and past SVH members are invited to meet at MJ Levine's home in Chattanooga on Saturday, December 14th, at 10 a.m. for a Holiday Celebration and Guild Challenge Reveal.

MJ will supply the drinks; everyone else should bring a brunch-type dish to share.

Please remember to bring your 2019 Guild Challenge Pillow in a NON "see-thru" bag or container.  Those with Guild Challenge items should plan to arrive 10 minutes early so Sandi has time to get them displayed properly.  There will be prizes!

Thank you, MJ for opening your home to us!

(Current SVH members will be receiving an email with written directions to MJ's home.  If you are NOT a current member and want to attend, please call 423.284.8209.)

Friday, October 25, 2019

November Meeting

Our November meeting will be held at R&M Yarns, 8510 Highway 60, Georgetown, TN 37336.

  • Date:  Saturday, November 16th
  • Time:  9:00-9:30 Shopping & Social Time
  • Meeting Begins:  9:30 a.m.
  • Program:  Tour Steve's Weaving Studio  Ergonomics in Weaving by Wanda  Share 3 Favorite Weaving Books with Group
  • Chair:  Carla  Phyllis
Reminder:  the 2020 membership dues are payable now thru the end of the year but MUST be paid by January 1, 2020.

Our Holiday Covered Dish Party will be Saturday, December 14th (notice new date); time TBA.

Friday, October 4, 2019

October Guild Meeting

Saturday, October 19th @ 9:30 a.m. is our next SVH guild meeting to be held at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio (8510 Hwy. 60, Georgetown, TN 37336).  Come at 9 a.m. for shopping and social time.

Program:  Martha Ooten, Guild member and owner of Alabama Grumpy Goat Farm will introduce the Guild to "Adding Surface Embellishments to Woven Fabric".  

She will provide all the embellishments and directions  as well as some hands on opportunities to try out the technique. Everyone needs to bring a darning needle. This will be a fun, informative program exploring another technique for our weaving.

Show & Share:  Those attending the recent 2-day workshop on "Summer & Winter" block weaving may want to bring their samples to show.  And, of course, any and all other items you may have woven recently.

Summer & Winter Workshop

The "Summer & Winter" 2-day workshop held Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28 with Elaine Bradley from Atlanta was a lot of fun and a great success!  

Fourteen students participated and wove several different "blocks" of S&W possibilities.  See the "photo" tab for pictures.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

No September 2019 Regular Guild Meeting

The Guild membership voted at the August meeting to NOT hold a regular monthly meeting the 3rd Saturday in September in lieu of the 2-day "Summer & Winter" workshop planned with Elaine Bradley on September 27 & 28 at the Birchwood Community Center.  (There are spaces still available in this workshop; go to "Workshop" tab above for details.)

The October meeting will be Saturday, the 19th, at the R&M Yarns Studio.  Watch for program information later.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Show and Share from July 2019 Meeting and Meeting Reminder for August

Next SVH Guild Meeting August 17, 2019. BACK AT R&M YARNS for August. Meet, Shop, Greet at 9:00 with meeting starting at 9:30, usually ending by noon.

The August Program is August: Fibonnaci Sequence Weaving (Sandi/all members)
The August Chair is TBD

One Show and Share from the July Meeting: Towels woven by Sandi Suggs from a kit by Guild Member Martha Ooten.

Friday, July 12, 2019

July Meeting Reminder and Program Topic

The July 20, 2019 SVH Guild Meeting will be held at the Birchwood Community Center (old elementary school), 5623 TN-60, Birchwood, TN 37308. Phyllis will be out of town and has arranged for the Guild to use a room at the Birchwood Center from 9AM to 1PM. The meeting will start at 9:30AM, we are usually finished by noon. 

This month's program will be introduced by Sandi Suggs. She will discuss the Guild Challenge and provide details. 

The chair for the July meeting will be Steve Prentice.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

June Minutes

The June Minutes have been typed and are available under the "Minutes" tab above.  Phyllis Narus, Secretary/Treasurer (thanks to Sandi for her notes in my absence).

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Weavings by SVH Guild Members from June Meeting

Some of the work being done by SVH Guild Members:

Pics 1, 2 and 3 were samples woven by Jane Collins using a Very Special Ox Yarn
Pics 4 and 5 were experiments woven by Chris Bindrim using Tri and Pin Looms
Pic 6 is a custom towel woven by Sandi Suggs for a friend (lucky friend!)
Pics 7 and 8 are scarves woven by Carla Boudrot


Friday, June 7, 2019

June SVH Guild Meeting, June 15, 2019

The June 15, 2019 SVH Guild Meeting will be held at the Birchwood Community Center (old elementary school), 5623 TN-60, Birchwood, TN 37308. Phyllis will be out of town and has arranged for the Guild to use a room at the Birchwood Center from 9AM to 1PM. The meeting will start at 9:30AM, we are usually finished by noon. 

Meeting Agenda

June Meeting Chair Carla Boudrot

Old  Business:
Minutes of last meeting
Treasurer’s report
Convergence update
September class update
Status of progressive projects

New Business:
New meeting venue
Viability of continuing summer meetings


Card weaving (Chris Bindrim)

Chris Bidrim would like each member to bring one heddle from their loom to use for the card weaving program. Rigid Heddle weavers don't need to bring anything, Chris will take care of it for you. 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Change of venue for June, July and September SVH Guild Meetings

The SVH Guild meetings for June, July and September will be held at the Birchwood Center. Phyllis Narus has arranged a room from 9:00AM - 2:00PM on the Saturdays the guild meets those months. 

There will be more information posted to the blog as the day for the meeting gets closer and the meeting reminder goes out (e.g. Birchwood Center address). 

As an agenda item for the June meeting please add a discussion on whether we want to consider not holding Summer meetings as attendance is much lower in the summer months. 

Carla Boudrot is the meeting chair for the June 15th meeting. The June program is Tablet Weaving (Chris Bidrim leading). 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

No SVH Guild Meeting in April 2019

There will not be an SVH Guild Meeting in April due to the Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend. You can see the full flyer on the Events tab of the blog.

Fiber Arts Festival, Townsend, TN
April 12-14, 2019

SVH Guild will have a booth at the Fiber Arts Festival with items for sale that are made by our Guild members. The booth will be on the front porch of the Transportation Building. 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Elaine Bradley Workshop Reminder

This is a reminder to sign up for the September Elaine Bradley 2 day workshop. Details are under the Workshops tab.

The workshop will open up to non-members of the SVH Guild on Monday, April 1st, so members grab your spot before Monday.

Also, for those renting looms from Phyllis, she is suggesting we meet at her Studio before the workshop to warp the looms together. Day TBD as we get closer to the workshop date. At this time 4 of the 7 looms are reserved.

Monday, March 11, 2019

March SVH Guild Meeting Reminder

The next SVH Guild meeting is Saturday, March 16th, at R&M Yarns. Social and shopping starts at 9:00AM with the meeting commencing at 9:30

This month’s program is the kick off for the Rigid Heddle Progressive Weave. Sandi Suggs will bring the details printed out for everyone and she tells me the loom is warped and ready to go. 

This month's meeting chair is Phyllis Narus. Let Phyllis know if there is anything you want added to the agenda. 


Monday, February 18, 2019

Show and Share from February 16th SVH Guild Meeting

There was a lot of Show and Share this month. Here are some pictures from our members' weaving work. Thank you to all who brought weavings to share with us.

Carla Boudrot brought a scarf woven on her RH loom. So soft.

Martha Ooten has been really busy (where does she find the time??) and brought purses, embroidery on weaving work, and woven earrings to show:

Phyllis Narus tried her hand at Turned Taquete with beautiful results:

Chris was busy in his woodshop making warping boards:

We have a returning member, Marie Whitman, who brought in a lovely Pine table runner from a design in Handwoven:

And finally we had a guest at our meeting this week, Brenda Derryberry, a long time weaver, who brought a wall hanging done in a Southwestern motif complete with woven in leather strips:

Monday, February 11, 2019

February SVH Guild Meeting Reminder

The SVH Guild February Meeting will be held this Saturday, February 16th at R&M Yarns. The store will be open at 9:00 AM if you would like to shop before the business meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

Please see previous blog posts for program information and meeting agenda.

A reminder that you will be able to sign up for the Elaine Bradley workshop beginning with this guild meeting.

See you Saturday!!

Friday, February 8, 2019

February Guild Meeting Agenda February 16th

Please see agenda for the February Guild Meeting. If you have an agenda item please be prepared to give an update/presentation. If you have an agenda item you would like to add, please let me (Mary Cole) know through email. My email is in the membership directory.

Scenic Valley Handweavers Guild
Agenda, February 16, 2019
9:30AM Meeting start, Social/Shopping time start 9:00AM
R&M Yarns, Georgetown, TN

Mary Cole, Rotating Chair
Call to Order

Officer’s Reports
*Reading and Approval of minutes from January meeting – Phyllis Narus
              Minutes available at
*Secretary/Treasurer Report: Dues $20.00
*Program Chairs Report: Carla Boudrot, Sandi Suggs

Old Business
*By-laws approval/changes
*Elaine Bradley workshop sign ups/payments, update on getting Square
  payment link on the blog – Phyllis Narus/membership
*Book Reviews – open floor, membership
*R&M Fiber Education Festival Update – Carla Boudrot, Phyllis Narus

New Business
*Floor open to membership for new business
*Show and Share
*Program: Weaving Tips, Hints and Tricks – Phyllis Narus

Event Dates:
April 12-13 Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, Townsend, TN
            May 11 R&M Fiber Education Festival, Georgetown, TN @R&M Yarns
            September 27-28 Elaine Bradley Workshop, Birchwood, TN
            July 26 – Aug 1, 2020 HGA Convergence

Rotating Chairs for March – August (next 6 months)
March 16th: Carla Boudrot
April 20th: No Meeting, Smoky Mountain Fiber Art Festival
May 18th: No Meeting, R&M Fiber Education Festival
June 15th: Phyllis Narus
July 20th: Steve Prentice

August 17th: vacant, need a meeting chair