Saturday, August 6, 2022

August guild meeting is Beginning Spinning with Karen Ford!

Join us for an in person or zoom meeting for beginners and experienced spinners alike! Learn the drop spindle with Karen Ford. For those joining in person, we will have drop spindles and roving available to give out to members while supplies lasts. Any visiting guests can pay $10.00 for a spindle and some roving fluff, or just $3.00 for some roving fluff.  Feel free to bring your own spindle and roving if you already have them. BFL roving is recommended if you have it. Let Yvonne know if you want a spindle kit and plan to join the meeting via Zoom. 

This meeting begins at 10:00 and will last until noon-ish. If you'd like to join us in person, we'll be in our usual place at Hoover Church of Christ. If you want to attend remotely, the Zoom info was sent to members in the meeting notice email.

Masks are not required, but we are concerned for our members and wearing your mask might protect others. So, masks would be appreciated.

We will not be providing snacks for this meeting, feel free to bring your own if you like.

! Mailed-To-Your-Door-Prize!
A random number generator will be used to choose two members 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!

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Call for presentation proposals at the Weaving History Conference

The guild received the following letter from Marina Loew, Curator, Thousand Islands Arts Center, Home of the Handweaving Museum. See the contact information at the end.

Hello weaving friends!

I wanted to share with your guild that the Handweaving Museum and Arts Center (Clayton, NY) is currently seeking presentation proposals for this year’s 27th Annual Weaving History Conference (WHC)! The WHC will be held virtually October 24-26, and the deadline for proposals is July 29th. Proposal extensions are possible – just let me know and we will work it out!

Last year’s conference was an incredible success – not only did we have more than three times the amount of attendees over previous years, but we also gained new members and friends; increased our reach; and attracted an international audience. Not to mention the fabulous lineup of presenters and the huge amount of accolades they all received!

Anyone interested in the conference or in submitting a proposal should check out our website at: https://tiartscenter.org/weaving-history-conference/

Friday, July 1, 2022

July guild meeting is a color program!

Join us for a zoom meeting with Alanna Wilcox.

Saturday, 7/9/2022

10:00am

(Members should have an email in their inbox or spam folder with the meeting information and Zoom numbers.)

Alanna Wilcox is a fiber artist, professional educator, Master Spinner and color specialist with acid dyes. She loves empowering fellow fiber enthusiasts by helping them overcome their creative challenges, learn new skills, and achieve their fiber related goals through her expert instruction via online workshops and books. Alanna is constantly making things, especially projects that have to do with color and fiber to express her creativity. She earned the OHS Spinning Certificate with distinction in 2015 and the Master Spinner Certificate in 2017. She wrote and self-published the spinning book "A New Spin on Color" in addition to developing over 2,000 precision dye formulas to color match digital images and HEX colors. Her newest book "Color Alchemy: From Digital to Dye" will be available in a course she is developing for dyers and spinners that pairs the science of color with the art of dyeing. Working with fiber is something that she lives and breathes, sometimes literally. See her web site at:

https://www.alannawilcox.com/

Friday, June 10, 2022

World Wide Knit In Public Day!

GBFG will demonstrate for WWKIP day tomorrow, June 11, 1:00pm, at the Hoover Library. It's going to be great!


Take your knitting with you tomorrow and knit in public!

Thursday, June 2, 2022

The June guild meeting is a field trip!

 


Join us for World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday, June 11. We are joining Purl on the Plaza and the Hoover Library for this public event. Everyone is invited! There is a whole host of activities planned to celebrate the wonderful world of fiber crafts. There will be door prizes, demonstrations, show-and-tell, plus plenty of fellowship. 


Please bring something that you would like to demonstrate and share with others. Demonstrations are open to any fiber art, not just knitting, all fiber arts are welcome. Is anyone willing and able to demonstrate Tatting, or felting for example? Jen is planning on bringing her great wheel out to the event! Come out to give it a spin!!


Come and go from this event as you feel comfortable. We want everyone to feel safe here as a top priority. Make the best decision if you want to leave, even if you just arrived. 


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Visit The Textile Museum online

The Textile Museum at the George Washington University Museum is a tremendous textile resource online.


My introduction to the Textile Museum was their journal. Articles are scholarly and topics are thoroughly researched with extensive references.



The online collections are inspiring. 



There are hours of video presentations available. 


The Textile Museum online is a great resource for textile research and an inspiration for our own fiber work. 'Like' it on Facebook to get their posts added to your feed.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

May Guild Meeting, this Saturday!

Heirloom Textiles Show and Tell

Date: May 14th 2022 (we meet on second Saturdays of the month)

Time: 10:00 am 

Hybrid meeting: Hoover Church of Christ Fellowship Hall on the lower level and on Zoom

Do you have an amazing tablecloth that was handed down through your family or an incredible embroidered bedsheet that your great Aunt Rose made? Share your Heirloom fiber works or tools either on Zoom or in person. 


Show us the things that are too big or too fragile to leave the house via Zoom or bring your fiber pieces with a family story if you are joining in person. We will take turns sharing and make sure everyone in the Zoom room and in person gets to participate.


This is our first in-person guild meeting back at Hoover Church of Christ and we are very grateful to them for sharing their facilities with the guild again. We'll be in the large auditorium so there is plenty of room to spread out and lots of air flow. If you haven't attended a guild meeting there, park in the small parking area that faces Lorna Road and walk down the steps to the double metal doors.


This week we will have one door prize for our in-person attendants, and one mail-to-your-door prize for our zoom attendants.