Thursday, November 12, 2020

Collective Gratitude and Weaving

Photo from Trinity United Methodist Church

During the month of November a weaving project will be in progress at Trinity United Methodist Church. Ruth Truett, a weaver, guild member, and member of Trinity Church, has organized the project, Mary Spanos loaned a Hagan tapestry loom, and Jennifer Lackey will weave pieces of fabric on which church members have written prayers of gratitude. Jennifer will weave during the week and members will see the weaving grow throughout the month of November.

November 14, 2020: Galina Khmeleva Knitting Orenberg Lace

Date:  November 14, 2020

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm 

Place: The Guild Zoom room (guild members received the Zoom access information in the meeting notification email)

Program: Galina Khmeleva at Skaska Designs

The presentation will include a slide presentation of Orenberg shawls (different kinds, how to start knitting a shawl, what yarn to use, etc.), and a comparison of Orenberg lace, Shetland lace, Estonian lace, and the primary lace structures used by knitters today.

!Mailed-To-Your-Door-Prize!: A random number generator will be used to choose a member from the membership list. The winner will have the prize mailed to them at the home address on the guild member directory! All members will be included! You do not have to be present to win.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

October guild meeting this Saturday, October 10

What's the favorite thing I crafted while Quarantined

or

What I discovered while digging in my stash during Quarantine

So, basically a Show and Tell with guidelines

Date:   10-10-2020 
Time: 10:00am until approx. 12:00pm 
Place: Guild ZOOM Room (see below)

 

 

We will also have the ever popular

!! Mailed-To-Your-Door Prize!!

You do not have to be present to win!

One lucky member will be randomly chosen from the membership list for a door prize that will be mailed to you at the address on the membership list! If you have moved, contact Jen Lackey, the Membership Chairman QUICK!


Be sure to save the second Saturday in November for the presentation by

Galina Alexandrovna Khmeleva,

Designer and Instructor of Orenburg Lace Knitting. You might enjoy previewing her website- Skaska.com

Monday, September 7, 2020

September Meeting - FIBER FRENZY!!!

 

Meet us on the second Saturday of September, 2020, for our annual Fiber Frenzy. We wish it could be the happy, loud, frenzy of past years, but maybe we will be back to meeting in person next September. So, for now, we'll meet online in our Zoom room and spread the Frenzy all over town.

Date:   September 12, 2020                          

Time: 10:00am until approx. 12:00pm

Place: Guild ZOOM Room, check your newsletter for details. It is the same Zoom room the guild has been using.

Program: Fiber Frenzy 2020 with online RAFFLE!!!

Crocheting, Tatting, Dyeing, Spinning, Knitting and Weaving groups will each present information and examples in 15-20 minute segments. Dyeing will run a bit longer. The "Put your tickets in the bag" Raffle will be done via an online list, 3 entries each member.

Watch for more information next week on sequencing of the presentations and the Raffle Items!

At the end of the presentations there will be opportunity to publicize your fiber related shops, sale items and businesses.

Some Lucky member will be awarded a Free Membership for next year in the Door Prize drawing!

You do not have to be present to win!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

August Meeting Notice (with photographs!) - Laverne Waddington Lecture, Weaving on Simple Looms in South America

August 8, 2020 Meeting Announcement

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Place: Guild Zoom Room

Program: A SHOW OF IMAGES AND VIDEO ON WEAVING ON SIMPLE LOOMS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Sit back and relax as we take a 90 minute virtual trip to South America with weaver and teacher, Laverne Waddington:


From the coastal plains to highland valleys, up to the dizzying heights of the Andes and down to the tropical lowland jungles, indigenous and mestizo weavers create intricately patterned cloth on a variety of simple looms.

 
 

We will explore these regions and the weavers who inhabit them while learning about the different kinds of materials, looms, techniques, colors and motifs that are used. Along the way I will share stories of the weavers with whom I have studied and my love of the basic, yet often surprisingly complex, backstrap loom.

 
 
This is a one time opportunity as no recording will be made for later viewing. Laverne has taught workshops for our guild several times and we are so happy to see her again, even online from her home in Bolivia.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

August Guild Meeting, Laverne Waddington and Weaving on Simple Looms in South America

August 8, 2020 Meeting Announcement

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Place: Guild Zoom Room

Program: A SHOW OF IMAGES AND VIDEO ON WEAVING ON SIMPLE LOOMS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Sit back and relax as we take a 90 minute virtual trip to South America with weaver and teacher, Laverne Waddington:

From the coastal plains to highland valleys, up to the dizzying heights of the Andes and down to the tropical lowland jungles, indigenous and mestizo weavers create intricately patterned cloth on a variety of simple looms. We will explore these regions and the weavers who inhabit them while learning about the different kinds of materials, looms, techniques, colors and motifs that are used. Along the way I will share stories of the weavers with whom I have studied and my love of the basic, yet often surprisingly complex, backstrap loom.

This is a one time opportunity as no recording will be made for later viewing. Laverne has taught workshops for our guild several times and we are so happy to see her again, even online from her home in Bolivia.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

July Guild Meeting: Photographing Fibers


Learning to take photographs of textiles is like making textiles, it requires thought and practice. 

For our July program on Zoom (same room, same numbers), we will have four textile photographers with different experiences and perspectives discuss how they take photos. We hope that this will help all of us improve our fiber photographs and, maybe, encourage more members to upload more photographs to our guild and other fiber social media hangouts. 

We also plan to have an online version of the guild’s fall show and hope that this will help everyone participate.