|Drop Spindles and fiber to try our hand|
Every month guild members bring a diverse collection of projects to show off and share with the group. February’s meeting was no exception.
Kathie brought the wall hanging that she made while auditing Phyllis’ weaving class at Finlandia. Inspired by sequoias, the top of the piece is a painted warp while the bottom uses ryijya, a traditional Finnish technique.
|Kathie's 'Sequoias' hand woven piece|
Kathie also showed off some fine needle lace that she bought in Pag, an island on the Adriatic coast of Croatia.
|Croatian fine needle lace|
John has been learning to work with supplemental weaves, and brought some recent samples. He’s still trying to determine which technique will work best with the yarn he dyed during Dawn’s workshop last summer.
Maddie brought some of her winter projects along, including these sweet Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls that she made for her grandchildren.
Karen T. is taking Clare’s knitting class this month and is off to a fantastic start with her first pair of mittens. She’s working with the yarn dyed in Dawn’s class last summer, and letting the color placement emerge as she knits along.
This month, Anita led the program on drop spindles and fiber types. She brought along her impressive collection of spindles and discussed the types and uses for many of them. She provided roving for us to give them a try. She also brought along different types of fiber for us feel and discuss.
|Fiber to Feel|
In March, Phyllis will be presenting a hands on program on 'Optical Color Blending'! Monday March 19 th at Gloria Dei Church at 12:00 noon. Bring your lunch and show and tell and join us for this meeting.
We have also set the date for our annual Fall Fiber Retreat. This year it will be Saturday October 13 and 14 again at the Marsin Retreat Center. Start thinking about what we want for workshops this year. TBA who will organize this years retreat.