Saturday, July 17, 2021

August Guild Meeting--New Date!

A new meeting date has been set for the August meeting since several members will be attending the Michigan Fiber Arts Festival during the 3rd weekend.

2nd SATURDAY:  AUGUST 14th at 10 a.m. at the R&M Fiber Studio.

This will be the VEST REVEAL & EXHIBIT so plan on modeling your completed vest!  Also share with everyone the fibers, pattern, etc. that you used to create your project.




Thursday, July 1, 2021

July Guild Meeting

July's meeting will be on Saturday, the 17th, beginning at 10 a.m. (9:30 for shopping & socializing) at the R&M Yarns Fiber Art Studio in Georgetown, TN.

Our program will be a continuation of the Vest Project:  Participants should have their fabric planned and/or woven to bring to the meeting.  There will be a discussion on the proper way to cut the woven fabric, etc. with experienced seamstresses.  The completed Vest will be exhibited/modeled at the August meeting.

Of course, everyone should bring their latest finished projects for "Show & Share."  


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Twining Demo at the April Meeting

Candy (a new guild member) is demonstrating Twining using cloth strips and a twining loom she purchased.  Denita also helped with the demonstration.  Several members tried their hands at twining during the meeting.  Fun!  Wanda even made her own loom and brought it to show and her "almost-finished" rug...see pic below.

  

  
   

2 Finished Rugs by Candy.

 
Wanda's "almost-finished" twined rug on home-crafted loom by her.














Monday, May 3, 2021

May Meeting

We will be getting back to our regular Saturday meeting dates beginning in May.  May's meeting will be on Saturday, the 15th, beginning at 10 a.m. (9:30 for shopping & socializing)

Our program will involve preliminary discussions for the Vest Project.  Participants in this project should bring an already-made vest to create a pattern from or a pattern they'd like to follow.  We will discuss how to plan the warp to fit each person's particular vest.  Feel free to bring colored pencils for design work for the warp.

Details will be discussed regarding the two Woven Basket workshops scheduled for September 7th & 21st (both are Tuesdays).  The Registration Form for these 2 classes are under the "Events" tab above.

Of course, everyone should bring their latest finished projects for "Show & Share."  

There will be a surprise "Show & Share" of a 1970s Wedding Dress which was handwoven by a guild member!  Can't wait to see this!


Sunday, March 14, 2021

April Meeting--NEW DATE

Our April meeting will be the 2nd Saturday instead of the 3rd....Saturday, April 10th beginning at 10 a.m. (9:30 social time/shopping) at the R&M Yarns Studio in Georgetown, TN.

The program will be TWINING led by Denita & Candy.  See "twining" example below. 

We will be conducting our entire meeting via Zoom (or comparable platform) so please watch for an email with instructions on how to join us LIVE!  

Bring "Show & Share" or be ready to share via Zoom.  Lots of weaving has been done while we've all been quarantined and we all want to see it!

(check out the "photos" tab to see what items were shared at the March meeting)


Close-Up

Adjustable Twining Loom
    





Thursday, March 11, 2021

March Guild Meeting--NEW DATE

The March meeting has been changed from the 20th to Saturday, March 13th beginning at the normal time...9:30 for social time and 10 a.m. for the meeting followed by the program.

Wanda and Denita are working on conducting this meeting and the program via ZOOM so all guild members will have the opportunity to be included.  

The program will cover the many questions weavers have regarding what yarns to choose for specific projects, the size, what the sett should be, etc.  Part of the program will include a video by Kelly Cassanova on yarn types.  

The Zoom portion of the meeting will be from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.  Connection information to Zoom will be forthcoming via email.

Members and Guests are encouraged to bring their latest weaving projects to share with the group for motivation and inspiration.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

February Meeting

Our February meeting will be Saturday, February 20th beginning at the normal time...9:30 for social and 10:00 for meeting and program.

Program:  "Rock Weaving" led by Wally

Bring:  Smooth Rock, Yarn and Rawhide (if you have it)

Don't forget to bring any "Show & Share" items!

Also if you have not paid your 2021 dues, please, please bring them.  They are way past due!