Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pia Cusick's Color Study

The cloth shown above, and in the header of this blog, was handspun and handwoven by Pia Cusick as part of a group project of the guild's Spinning Study Group many years ago. Everyone was given a set of dyed Merino tops to use in any way. Pia spun her colored top along with some gray roving from her own sheep and wove the cloth above. Pia passed away earlier this year. She was a generous teacher and wonderful friend. She will be missed, but will continue to have an affect on the spinners and weavers who were lucky to know her.

Pia, along with the study group, wrote about this project in Spin-Off magazine, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2000.

January Guild Meeting

January Guild Meeting

Tips & Tricks

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Hoover Church of Christ
3248 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216

We’ve all picked up tips and tricks in our years of knitting, crocheting, sewing, rug hooking, tatting, weaving, spinning, etc.

You’ve probably never given them a second thought, but we’d love to hear about them. Do you have a foolproof way of tying a knot in thread for hand sewing? How about the best way to figure out how much yarn you need to cast on hundreds of stitches? How do you make warping go faster? Or keep your working yarn/thread untangled?

Some of what’s shared may be old hat for you, but hopefully we’ll all pick up a few ideas that make the difficult parts of fiber crafting a little easier.

We will also have your 2018 Resolutions available and 2019 cards to fill out if you’re interested.