I hope your 2015 is off to a good start and filled with lots of wonderful projects, both on the needles and in the brain!
have been identifying and finishing UFO'S and in the course of this
have ripped a few things that no longer appealed to me. (That is a
lesson that took a long time for me to learn.) Be kind to yourself and
give yourself permission to rip a project back to its beginnings and let
the yarn become something that makes you happy!
Knitting Study Group is exploring Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi Shawl. One
of my UFO's has become this shawl and I am so much happier with it! I
have started her plain shawl to showcase my hand painted lace weight
yarn I dyed last year. SO when we get all the details worked out we want
the members at large to join us in knitting a Pi Shawl....then we can
have a party....Wear Your Pi Shawl and Eat It Too!.....and serve various
pies.....maybe even at the Holiday Party! Sounds like fun to me!!
Details will be announced later on, but you can be thinking and
am excited about February's meeting and learning about antique spinning
wheels! They are so beautiful...if they just work! Jennifer will
definitely enlighten us!
Hope to see you all at the meeting!
PS As you can see, my pi shawl is growing!
February Meeting Saturday, February 14
10:00am - noon
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
2061 Patton Chapel Rd
Birmingham, AL (205) 822-4480
February Program: Falling in Love with Antique Spinning Wheels
Presenter: Jennifer Lackey
At the guild’s February meeting on Saturday, February 14, guild member Jennifer Lackey will share her love of 19thcentury
spinning wheels. Jen will bring several wheels in order to discuss
their history and to demonstrate with them, including a "great" or
"walking" wheel dating from before the U.S. Civil War. She will also
talk a bit about what to look for when buying an antique wheel and some
advice on rehab (for the wheels, any antique wheel addiction you may
acquire in the course of the demonstration will only be actively
encouraged). Jennifer will be glad to answer questions about acquiring
and re-furbishing antique wheels.
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January, we shared hints and new techniques for knitting lace at our
lace-a-palooza. This event was very helpful and enjoyable. Some
members were able to help us realize that lace knitting does not have to
be difficult but attainable by all. Here are some pictures of the
different examples of lace that were there.
Study Groups Meet Monthly
Spinning Study Group: 4th
Wednesday of the month from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Peter’s Church in
Hoover. Please check out the GBFG Blog for cancellations or schedule
Clemmons is interested in sharing her love of tatting with others by
teaching one or more in her home. Please contact her if you are
groups may meet in the future. Watch the newsletter for more
information and let a board member know if you are interested in a study
month, I am planning to have items coming from YOU, our Guild members.
These will include short book reviews related to any fiber art; a tip
you have discovered and used that make your fiber art a little bit
easier to execute; any fiber related articles; and a fiber question you
would love answers or suggestions from other guild members. Please send
your ideas, suggestions, book recommendations, questions to me (Deborah
Kattus ) by the 20th of the month to go into the following month's
Email me at email@example.com and put GBFG Newsletter in the subject line.
Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild
The Greater Birmingham Fiber
Guild is comprised of individuals dedicated to the dissemination and
preservation of fiber arts. Meetings are the second Saturday of the
month, 10:00-12:00 (no meeting in July). Visitors are welcome. The
Guild offers programs almost monthly, focused workshops several times a
year, and equipment rental (see below).
2015 Officers and Board
Karen Ford – President
Mary Kaiser – Program
Debbie Scott – Workshops
Emily Levitan - Membership
Nancy Lavender – Treasurer
Janice Weinstein - Secretary
Mary Spanos – Website
Deborah Kattus - Newsletter
Janelle Zorko Schultz - Past President
Rental of Guild Equipment & Materials
The Guild has available, for rental to members, the following:
will be a $30 deposit per DVD (Lucy Neatby) and $100 deposit for the
drum carder. Deposit for Laura Fry's materials still to be determined.
The rental fee for all items is $5 per month rented.
can only be checked out at Fiber Guild monthly meetings and a check-out
list will be posted inside the door of the cabinet. Deposit checks will
be held by Nancy Lavender, treasurer, until returned in original